Melina Perez
Professional wrestler
Melina Perez
Melina Perez is a Mexican-American model, professional wrestler, valet, and actress. She is best known for her time with World Wrestling Entertainment under the ring name Melina. She is a former three-time Women's Champion and a two-time WWE Divas Champion. Perez started her career as a beauty pageant contestant, winning Miss Hawiaiian Tropics Anaheim.
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Mom charged after allegedly leaving child in car to drink margaritas
Fox News - almost 5 years
A Texas woman is in jail after allegedly leaving her 2-year-old in a hot car while she was inside a restaurant drinking margaritas. Jessica Christian is charged with child abandonment after police say she left her young son in the car with the engine off and the car windows cracked for about forty minutes, MyFoxDFW.com reports. A passerby identified as Celina Perez noticed the child in the car, and says when she realized how hot he was she knew she had to call police. Authorities say the temperatures were 83 degrees at the time. "It doesn't take a lot for temperatures to easily exceed 140 degrees inside of a car," Lt. Joel Lavender of Dallas-Fire Rescue told MyFoxDFW.com.   Christian was arrested when she came out of the restaurant to find authorities surrounding the car. According to the police report, when confronted by police Christian said she had run inside the Tejano restaurant to grab a takeout order, but a receipt produced by the bartender showed she had purchase ...
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9 Greatest Female Pro Wrestlers - Total Pro Sports (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Because the career of Melina Perez is still ongoing, I couldn't place her any higher than #9. Of course, it's not like cracking the all-time top-10 is some kind of slight or anything. As of August 2011, it appears that Melina's run with the WWE is
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Hawaii Unveils New Master Plans For Pedestrians - KITV Honolulu
Google News - over 5 years
"This street is pretty bad, everybody is rushing, everybody wants to get home," said Kalihi resident Melina Perez. Liliha Street is just one of 13 sites singled out around Oahu where there is not only a lot of pedestrian activity but also accidents
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An Update On Melina's Rumored Booking Fee - Wrestling Inc.
Google News - over 5 years
Melina Perez continues to stir controversy even outside WWE as reports surfaced last week that the recently released Diva is seeking $3000 and first class accommodations to appear at independent wrestling
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ROH Stars Joke About Melina's Reported $3000 Booking Fee - Wrestle Heat
Google News - over 5 years
It was reported earlier today that a promoter who reached out to former WWE talent Melina Perez to book her for an independent wrestling event was informed by her representative that she is asking for $3000 per appearance, as well as first class travel
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Melina's Crazy Booking Demands Revealed, DH Smith - Wrestling Inc.
Google News - over 5 years
According to a promoter who reached out to Melina Perez to book her for an independent wrestling event, the former WWE Diva's representative is asking for $3000 per appearance, as well as first class travel and hotel accommodations
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WWE: Melina a Casualty of the Vicious System of Double Standard - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Which brings us to the case of Melina Perez. Despite tremendous skills between the ropes and an ability to cut a decent promo, she is bashed left and right by wrestling fans all over to the point where they disregard her achievements and speak ill of
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Wrestling News: Possible Future Plans for Ex-WWE Diva Melina - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Since Melina Perez was released by WWE there has been little news beyond what she has been planning (beyond getting John Morrison in further trouble). Well, on Twitter her fans have started a petition that, if successful, would gain her a place on
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Major Backstage Heat: Melina & Morrison - Wrestling Inc.
Google News - over 5 years
As reported Tuesday, WWE barred Melina Perez from attending Monday's RAW event at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. WWE officials made the decision ban the former Women's Champion from the arena due to
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WWE News: Melina was not allowed backstage at Monday's Raw - ProWrestling.net
Google News - over 5 years
Recently released WWE Diva Melina Perez stated on Twitter that she made the house show loop with John Morrison over the weekend, but she was not allowed at Monday's WWE Raw show. "I'm still fired," she wrote. "I had this trip planned prior
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Melina Perez released from WWE - WireUpdate
Google News - over 5 years
By WireWrestling.com Staff (WIREWRESTLING) — WWE announced on Friday afternoon that Melina Perez had been released by the wrestling organization. “WWE has come to terms on the release of Melina Perez as of today, August 5, 2011. ... - -
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Pro Wrestling: The 50 Most Controversial Figures in Wrestling History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Melina Perez has been more trouble than anything in recent years. Originally featured on Tough Enough, but held out of the cast, Melina worked hard to make it to WWE and was the manager for MNM, a tag team of Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro (later John
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WWE: John Cena, Randy Orton and the 20 Sexiest Superstars of All Time - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Not only that...he goes home and has Melina Perez waiting for him wearing just a tie...it's hot in here! The Monday Night Delight has always been one of my favorites all the way since his "Nitro" days. He and girlfriend Melina have such a sexy
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Olimpia sigue reinando en básquetbol femenino - ÚltimaHora.com
Google News - over 5 years
Sol de América, con: Melina Pérez, Mercedes Aranda, Dulce Cárdenas, Andrea Gómez y Karina Peña. DT: Juan Pablo Feliú. También jugaron: Gloria Salazar, Florencia Mateo, Gabriela Sosa y Heidi Closs. Fueron árbitros: Gustavo López, Rodney Silva y Manuel
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WWE Divas: With Kharma Gone, 10 New Story Lines That Would Spice Up the Division - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Have that last a few months until Beth moves on to another epic feud, against her longtime rival: Melina Perez. The two could have an amazing series of matches and then that unbelievable showdown at the 2012 Royal Rumble where Melina regains the belt
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Olimpia vence a Sol y sigue imbatible en top 5 femenino - ABC Color
Google News - over 5 years
Sol de América: Karina Peña 11 puntos, Melina Pérez 15, Gloria Zalazar, Andrea Gómez 3 y Dulce Cárdenas 1. Entrenador: Andrés Gómez. Alternaron: Heidi Closs 13, Florencia Mateos 2, Gabriela Sosa 3 y Mercedes Aranda 7. Final: Olimpia 79 (19, 25, 17,
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Olimpia sigue con pasos firmes - ABC Color
Google News - over 5 years
Sol: Melina Pérez 16, Heidy Closs 10, Gloria Zalazar 10, Andrea Gómez 6 y Karina Peña 4. Entrenador: Hugo Collante. Alternaron: Gabriela Sosa 11, Dulce Cárdenas 11 y Mercedes Aranda 7. Final: O 77 (23, 21, 16, 17) - S 75 (14, 27, 10, 24)
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Tough Enough? They Were: The Top 10 Successes of WWE'S Reailty Show - Bleacher Report
Google News - almost 6 years
Melina Perez, owner of the WWE's best in-ring entrance, takes the three spot. Perez, a top 25 finalist on the third season, has become a staple in the Divas division. Although Melina was cut from the show very early, she found herself in the WWE in
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Olimpia derrotó a Sol y sigue invicto - ABC Color
Google News - almost 6 years
Sol de América (42): Gloria Zalazar 11, Karina Peña 10, Melina Pérez 9, Heidy Closs 5 y Andrea Gómez 2. Entrenador: Andrés Gómez. Alternaron: Florencia Mateo 5 y Dulce Cárdenas 0. Parciales: 9-6, 11-10, 11-11 y 17-13. Final: Olimpia 48-Sol de América
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Melina Perez
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 35
    On August 5, 2015, Melina made an appearance with Lucha Underground at Ultima Lucha.
    More Details Hide Details She helped Johnny Mundo in his match against Alberto El Patron by hitting El Patron with his title belt while the referee was knocked down. On April 13, 2008, she appeared in an episode of Celebrity Fit Club Boot Camp along with Mickie James, Layla, and Kelly Kelly. Perez was born in High Desert but was raised in Los Angeles, California. Perez is Mexican American. She speaks both English and Spanish fluently. In early and mid-2007, Perez had a real-life feud with fellow WWE Diva Candice Michelle in their WWE.com blogs. The feud began when Candice accused Perez of stealing one of her signature moves in the ring. Perez responded to Candice's accusation in her blog by posting a picture of herself performing that move during an independent wrestling show in 2003, proving that she has been using the same move long before she joined WWE and before Candice had began her professional wrestling career. She then wrote a blog in April of that year that WWE.com would not publish due to the feelings she expressed towards Perez. Candice took exception to Perez claiming that she had a "spare tire" during an episode of Raw, and in retaliation, Candice claimed Perez was "just jealous".
    On October 16, 2015, Melina made her debut for Japanese promotion World Wonder Ring Stardom, during their first American tour in Covina, California.
    More Details Hide Details She teamed with Santana Garrett in a tag team match to defeat Hudson Envy and Thunder Rosa.
    After a three year hiatus, Melina returned to the independent circuit at Maryland Championship Wrestling's Ladies Night event on June 19, 2015; appearing as the outside enforcer in the MCW Women's Championship main event match between Amber Rodriguez and Mickie James, which was officiated by Lisa Marie Varon.
    More Details Hide Details During the match, Melina turned into a villainess and attacked James, but was then attacked by Varon.
  • 2012
    Age 32
    From June 30 to July 2, 2012, Melina participated in World Wrestling Council's (WWC) Anniversario weekend in Puerto Rico.
    More Details Hide Details On the first two nights, Melina defeated Velvet Sky in singles matches, but on the final night, she and Davey Richards were defeated in a mixed tag team match by Sky and Xix Savant. At the time, this was Perez's last wrestling match, and she began referring to herself as a former professional wrestler.
    Melina debuted for North East Wrestling on March 23, 2012, competing in a victorious effort against Velvet Sky, but lost to Sky the following day in a rematch.
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    On February 5, 2012 episode of WWFX, Melina defeated Jillian Hall.
    More Details Hide Details Melina appeared at the Family Wrestling Entertainment (FWE) event, signing autographs and serving as Eric Young's valet as he became the new FWE Heavyweight Champion. At the Empire City Showdown, on August 20, Melina made a further appearance for FWE in a segment with Charlie and Jackie Haas. On April 28 edition of FWE Television, Melina was defeated by Winter with Lita as the special guest referee in a FWE Women's Championship match.
    Perez appeared on the World Wrestling Fan Xperience (WWFX) Champions Showcase Tour in Manila, Philippines on February 4, 2012, where she wrestled under her real name.
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  • 2011
    Age 31
    In November 2011, Perez wrestled her first match outside of WWE by defeating Lexxus at the Women Superstars Uncensored November 19 pay-per-view.
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    When the two fought for the Divas Championship on January 24, 2011 on Raw, Melina was defeated.
    More Details Hide Details On the August 1 episode of Raw, Perez participated in a #1 contender's battle royal, which was won by Beth Phoenix. This would be her final match with WWE, as she was released later that week.
  • 2010
    Age 30
    Melina made her return on the August 2, 2010 episode of Raw, attacking WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox after a six-woman tag team match in which she, Jillian Hall, and Tamina defeated Eve Torres, Gail Kim, and Natalya.
    More Details Hide Details At SummerSlam, Melina defeated Fox to capture the Divas Championship for the second time in her career. After the match, she was attacked by Michelle McCool and WWE Women's Champion Layla. On the 900th episode of Raw, after winning a match, she was challenged by either Layla or McCool to a match at Night of Champions, to unify the WWE Women's and WWE Divas Championships, which McCool would win, after Layla attacked Melina during the match, to unify the championships. On the December 20 episode of Raw, Melina became the number one contender to the Divas Championship and turned villainous when she slapped Natalya, who had attempted to congratulate her following her victory.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2009
    Age 29
    On the April 13, 2009 episode of Raw, Melina was drafted back to SmackDown as part of the 2009 WWE Draft, thus making the WWE Women's Championship exclusive to the brand.
    More Details Hide Details She began a feud with Michelle McCool, who was named as the number one contender to the title. McCool attacked Melina after her victory over Alicia Fox on the June 19 episode of SmackDown. Melina would then lose the Women's Championship to McCool at The Bash after an interference from Alicia Fox, failed to regain the championship at Night of Champions. On October 12, Melina was traded back to the Raw brand, and won the WWE Divas Championship from Divas Champion Jillian Hall, who had won the belt from Mickie James only a few minutes earlier. On the November 23 episode of Raw, Melina teamed up with Mickie James and Kelly Kelly to defeat Jillian Hall and LayCool (Michelle McCool and Layla). After the match, guest timekeeper The Gobbledy Gooker was revealed as Maryse by attacking Melina. The following week, Melina was pinned by Maryse in a tag team match. On the December 7 episode of Raw, Maryse defeated Gail Kim, and following the match, Maryse proceed to attack Kelly Kelly but was stopped by Melina. On December 29, at a WWE live event in Manchester, New Hampshire, Melina tore her ACL during a six-woman tag team match, and as a result she relinquished the Divas Championship on January 4.
    On January 25, 2009, Melina won her third WWE Women's Championship at the Royal Rumble by defeating Phoenix.
    More Details Hide Details She retained her championship against Beth Phoenix on February 16 episode of Raw, and again during a dark match at No Way Out.
  • 2008
    Age 28
    In April 2008, Melina, along with then-ally Beth Phoenix, competed at WrestleMania XXIV in a tag team match, defeating Maria and Ashley.
    More Details Hide Details On the May 5 episode of Raw!, Melina unintentionally attacked Phoenix with her boot during a lumberjill match with Mickie James. The following week, Phoenix walked out on Melina during a tag match against James and Maria, when Melina accidentally bumped Phoenix off the apron. Melina was then attacked by Phoenix during a backstage segment following the match, leading to Melina turning into a face for the first time in her WWE career. On the May 19 episode of Raw, Melina commentated during Beth Phoenix's match against Maria, which Phoenix won, and Melina would afterwards attack Phoenix with her boot before being attacked by Phoenix. At the One Night Stand pay-per-view, Melina competed in the first ever in women's "I Quit" match against Beth Phoenix, but was unsuccessful in winning the match. The next night on Raw, Melina teamed with former rival Mickie James in a tag team match against Beth Phoenix and Katie Lea in a losing effort. On June 23, 2008, Perez suffered a heel injury after falling from the turnbuckles during a tag team match with Mickie James against Natalya and Victoria.
  • 2007
    Age 27
    In May 7, 2007, Melina began feuding with Playboy cover girl Candice Michelle, after she was defeated in a tag team match alongside Victoria against Candice Michelle and Mickie James.
    More Details Hide Details Melina continued to lose to Candice in various tag team matches, as well as in non-title bouts over the next few weeks. At Vengeance, Melina lost the Women's Championship to Candice, and failed to recapture the title at The Great American Bash.
    On January 29, 2007, Melina became the number one contender for the WWE Women's Championship after defeating Maria in a number one contender's match.
    More Details Hide Details On the February 5 episode of Raw, Melina received her title match against Mickie James but was unsuccessful. After pinning James in a mixed tag team match, Melina was granted another title match. On the February 19 episode of Raw, as part of her first major singles push, Melina defeated James to win the WWE Women's Championship for the first time in her career. The feud between the two Divas continued and Melina later retained the title in a rematch during the first ever Women's Falls Count Anywhere match in WWE history. In March, Melina was placed in an angle where she became jealous of SmackDown! Diva Ashley Massaro, who was receiving attention because of her appearance in Playboy. The angle had Melina claim in her blogs that no Playboy cover models were capable of fighting her. This resulted in scheduled matches against former Playboy cover girls Torrie Wilson and Candice Michelle, with both women losing to Melina. The storyline came to an end at WrestleMania 23, where Melina pinned Ashley in a Lumberjill match to retain her Women's Championship. After WrestleMania, Melina organized a photo op with the Women's Championship belt in the ring, but was interrupted by Mickie James, resulting in another storyline feud between the two Divas. On April 24, at a house show in Paris, France, Melina lost the Women's Championship in a Triple Threat match to James when James pinned Victoria, but on the orders of Jonathan Coachman she was entitled to a rematch on the same night, where she pinned James by putting her hands on the ropes to regain the title and become a two-time WWE Women's Champion.
    Melina was body painted by artist Mark Greenawalt for a modeling photo shoot in 2007 where she posed with her WWE Women's Championship belt.
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  • 2006
    Age 26
    On the first SmackDown! of 2006, Melina announced that Henry was her personal protection against Batista.
    More Details Hide Details He accompanied her and aided the other members of MNM in matches against Batista and Mysterio. At Judgment Day on May 21, 2006, MNM lost their titles to Paul London and Brian Kendrick. After the match, Melina and Nitro, as part of the storyline, attacked Mercury, blaming him for the loss. Later that night, Melina lost a singles match against Jillian Hall, and after slapping General Manager Theodore Long in anger, she and Nitro were fired from the SmackDown! brand. The team then broke up because off-screen, Nitro and Mercury did not get along, and WWE management decided to send Nitro and Melina to the Raw brand. Melina and Nitro debuted onRaw on May 29, with Nitro losing to WWE Champion John Cena. Melina continued to manage Nitro during his successful hunt for the WWE Intercontinental Championship, and in another storyline with Trish Stratus. The storyline turned into a tag team feud when Carlito teamed with Stratus after he saved her from the attacks of Melina and Nitro. At Saturday Night's Main Event on July 15, Melina and Nitro lost to Carlito and Stratus in a mixed tag team match.
  • 2005
    Age 25
    Melina made her official debut in WWE as a villainess, resuming her role as the manager of MNM, on the April 14, 2005 episode of SmackDown!
    More Details Hide Details The team interrupted the first ever Carlito's Cabana interview segment, where one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions, Rey Mysterio, was a guest. Melina insulted Mysterio and had Mercury and Nitro attack him, leading to MNM's in-ring debut the next week on SmackDown! in a title match. The team won the match against Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero, starting their first WWE Tag Team Title reign. While managing the Tag Team Champions, Melina's character was developed to be more egotistical, as she declared herself "the most-dominant Diva in WWE". She made her official in-ring debut on June 30 against Michelle McCool, and had her first pay-per-view match against Torrie Wilson at The Great American Bash in a bra and panties match, winning both matches. In the same night, MNM dropped their championships to the Legion of Doom, prompting a new storyline where Melina hired Jillian Hall, a fixer, to assist them. MNM regained the titles on October 28 in a fatal four-Way tag team match. On the Eddie Guerrero Tribute Show, Melina won a Divas battle royal by eliminating the Women's Champion Trish Stratus. The next week, as a part of a new storyline, MNM kidnapped Stratus, tied her up and gagged her for Melina, who then challenged her to a match for the Women's Championship. The two fought at Survivor Series, with Melina losing to Stratus with the help of Mickie James.
  • 2004
    Age 24
    Melina made her first Raw appearance on November 29, 2004, when Randy Orton was the guest General Manager and hosted a Diva lingerie fashion show.
    More Details Hide Details She made another Raw appearance in December, participating in a limbo contest when Chris Jericho was General Manager for the night.
    Perez debuted in WWE's then-developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) in March 2004, being placed in a storyline as John Hennigan's ex-girlfriend.
    More Details Hide Details The storyline had Matt Cappotelli introduce her to the ring as a way to taunt Hennigan. Melina, however, turned on Cappotelli and aligned herself with Hennigan, who later changed his ring name to Johnny Nitro. Soon after, the duo began teaming with Joey Matthews, later known as Joey Mercury. The trio became known as MNM and on November 10, Melina managed Mercury and Nitro to win the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship, holding it for over two months. During her time in OVW, Melina, Nitro, and Steven Adkins came up with Melina's trademark split ring entrance.
  • 2002
    Age 22
    Perez began training at Jesse Hernandez's School of Hard Knocks in San Bernardino, California, and made her in-ring debut in April 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Many officials stated that she had the most natural ability of any woman who came through their school. In late 2002, Perez auditioned for World Wrestling Entertainment's reality show Tough Enough III, making it through to the final twenty-one, before being eliminated in the final cut of the first episode. After she was eliminated from the contest, trainer Al Snow encouraged her to keep trying to pursue her dream as a wrestler.
  • 2000
    Age 20
    In 2000, Perez began training to be a professional wrestler at Jesse Hernandez's School of Hard Knocks, and made her debut in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details In late 2002, Perez auditioned for World Wrestling Entertainment's reality show Tough Enough III, but was eliminated in first round, and was inspired by Al Snow to continue pursuing her wrestling career. In March 2004, Perez signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), and was assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), WWE's developmental territory, where she began managing Johnny Nitro and Joey Mercury, dubbed MNM, to three reigns as WWE Tag Team Champions, as well as Nitro to two reigns as WWE Intercontinental Champion. Perez is a three-time WWE Women's Champion, and a two-time WWE Divas Champion. After winning her second WWE Divas Championship, Perez became the first woman in WWE history to become a multiple-time champion with both the Women's and Divas titles. Famed for her flexibility, utilized during her entrance and in her in-ring maneuvers, Perez was called "one of the best wrestlers in the world" by Bret Hart, and cited by WWE as having "perhaps the most impressive arsenal of offensive maneuvers in WWE history."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Born
    Born on March 9, 1979.
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