Former three-time WWE Women’s Champion Melina has seemingly announced her retirement from professional wrestling in a recent Periscope session. While detailing a fantasy feud with real-life friend Zelina Vega, the 39-year-old began to discuss her career as it stands today. Transcription courtesy of WrestlingInc.com.
“I’ve heard so many people say, ‘you’re old, you’re this,’… It’s like, yeah, granted I may not move the way I used to. I may not be able to do some of the stuff I’ve done. Seriously, the way my mind works it’s like I’m not going to be as hard-hitting because my mind thinks, ‘what’s the point? I already proved what I needed to prove, what’s the point?’
“But, when pushed to a certain point, being the person who’s experienced so much stuff I’m more methodical. I think things through more than a person who reacts on emotion. Oh, I will find a way, I will find a way to win. It doesn’t have to be me doing flippy-dos and putting myself in danger.
“I’ll find a way because I’ve seen it all, people have taken what I’ve done, they put their spin on it. I see different ways of using my moves, of doing all that stuff. It’s like, ‘okay, you’ve taught me a little something, now I’m gonna put my spin on it and it’s gonna be so much better.’ Like, I think of all these scenarios, you know?”
Despite being more than capable of continuing a career in sports entertainment, Melina is happy to be focusing on other aspects of life and openly states that she is completely done with the squared circle:
“You got me thinking but, I’m not coming back to wrestling guys,” Melina said. “No, stop making me think about this stuff, I don’t want to [return]. I’ve got happier stuff, you know? I accept that my time has come and gone, I’m secure with that. I’m cool with that.”
While taking questions at the session, Melina was repeatedly asked about a possible return at WWE‘s first-ever all-female pay-per-view, Evolution, which takes place this year. She managed to sidestep each time, however, refusing to comment. Is it possible that she could make a surprise return on October 28?
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