Melina is by far one of the most recognizable women to have ever stepped foot in the WWE. Racking up 5 championship wins in her career (3 women & 2 divas) Melina’s ultimate goal in the WWE would be for the fans to look at the women as more than just eye candy but as equal to the men, even though that is now happening with this generation of women superstars Melina would still continue to evolve her character and go on to have in my opinion a hall of fame career. Here are my top 5 from the California Native.
5. MNM debut April 14th, 2005
During an episode of Carlito’s Cabana, Rey Mysterio was interrupted by “MNM” (Mercury, Nitro, and Melina). During the cabana, she made her WWE debut, called MNM “A-Listers,” and led Nitro and Mercury to tag team gold.
4. Melina vs Deonna Purrazzo – NWA EmPowerrr – Impact Knockouts championship
Melina made her Impact debut as Deonna Purrazzo’s mystery opponent at NWA’s inaugural all-showcase women’s EmPowerrr. She and Deonna entertained the fans for 14:38, showcasing the Knockouts division’s potential.
3. Melina vs. Alicia Fox – Divas Championship – Summerslam 2010
After beating Eve Torres, Gail Kim, and Natalya on Raw, Alicia Fox was attacked. At Summerslam 2010, she defeated Fox in her hometown of Los Angeles to win the WWE Divas Championship for the second time. The match would end with Melina standing tall in the WWE Divas Championship; however, she would be attacked by Lay-cool (Michelle McCool & Layla).
2. Melina debuts in NWA on 11/19/2019
The California native would make her NWA debut on 11/19/2019 aligning herself with Marti Belle and Thunder Rosa helping them defeat the NWA Women’s champion Allysin Kay & Ashley Vox in the process. She wrestled with a torn ACL in the NWA, but it didn’t stop her from working with younger talent and displaying NWA’s best women.
1. Melina vs. Mickie James / Women’s Championship/ RAW March 5th, 2007
Melina and Mickie competed in the first WWE Women’s Falls Count Anywhere Match. The women would take the match backstage and show viewers the chaotic Divas locker room. She defeated Mickie to retain her championship in the falls count anywhere match.