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Former Diva Accuses WWE Of Punishing Them With Lingerie Matches

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• Former Diva Accuses WWE Of Punishing Them With Lingerie Matches

During a recent interview with Wrestlepurists, WWE Ruthless Aggression Era Diva Melina Perez claimed that WWE used gimmick matches to punish several WWE Divas.

Here’s what Melina had to say:

“We’re blessed to have this contract, this opportunity, and it’s not to say that hey, let me bash the company, whatnot. There’s so many structures, like the top person has to delegate to this person and then these people. It’s like, it can’t be controlled unless it’s delegated. So I can’t blame the whole entire company, whatever, but this is the thing.

There are things within the roster where things should change, but it hasn’t. It’s still kind of trickling from the years and the decades and the eras prior. Certain attitudes or maybe viewpoints, it’s still there. So whatever toxicity, it’s slowly getting flushed out, but not fast enough.

So when it comes to a coalition or anything where it’s like, hey, girls, let’s get together, we’re lucky we have a job, but we don’t want to lose our job, and we’ve seen people come and go. It’s like, how do we go about where we keep our job but kinda like push this in [and not get heat]. We’d kind of come together, and then it’s like okay, pick your spots, and we’d get punished.

Our punishment was, ‘Hey, here’s a lingerie match right after you did something extraordinary,’ or here’s like, I don’t know, a swimsuit match. They would do stuff like that to kind of see what we’d do.

It’s like okay, what are they gonna throw at us at this point? I turned it into, in my kind, I turned it into like a game. Like okay, let’s see what they’re gonna have us do now. [Laughs]. Okay, they wanna see our reaction to this.”

After some time in WWE’s developmental promotion Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) and some uncredited cameos on WWE TV, Melina had her official World Wrestling Entertainment debut on the April 14, 2005 episode of SmackDown as the valet of MNM.

She wrestled for WWE until she was released in 2011, but 11 years later entered the 2022 Women’s Royal Rumble match as a surprise entrant, where she only lasted 53 seconds though.

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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (October 19, 1991) – WCW World Championship Wrestling

On this day in 1991, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW World Championship Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped from the Center Stage Theatre Center in Atlanta, Georgia and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1991’ PPV.

The card of the show can be found here:

Sting Vs. Doug Somers

Madusa vs. Leilani Kai

Clip: Enforcers vs. Screaming Eagles

Larry Zbyszko vs. Michael Hayes

York Foundation vs. Mike Graham & Big Josh & Bobby Eaton

P.N. News vs. Steve Austin

Bill Kazmaier vs. Cactus Jack

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