The following is a new article from WWE.com centering around WWE Diva Melina’s return to the company from a lengthy absence due to injury, as well as her achieving the WWE Divas Championship so early into her comeback.
Melina’s time to shine
By: Katie A. Raymond-Santo
With a sold-out STAPLES Center in her hometown of Los Angeles on their feet, Melina basked in the white-hot glow of the moment â€“ her moment. She was overjoyed by the reaction at having captured the Divas Championship. Several months earlier, however, the multiple-time Women’s and Divas Champion wondered if sheâ€™d ever compete again.
For decorated WWE Diva Melina, a scary and painful knee injury gave her the opportunity to become closer to her second family – the WWE Universe – than ever before. And although her trademark entrance may have been missed over the last several months, the WWE Universeâ€™s message to their beloved Diva was clear.
@RealMelina we miss you!
@RealMelina when are you coming back?
@RealMelina I can’t wait for you to come back and win the Divas Title!
Glad to see @RealMelina back, but I’m going to miss her caps lock in live chat
â€œGoing on Twitter and on the Raw Live Chat, the WWE Universe made me realize how much I mean to them,â€ she explained in an exclusive WWE.com interview. â€œNo matter how much I tweet or blog about it, theyâ€™ll never know how much they mean to me.â€
After an injury, the physical recovery isnâ€™t the only part of rehab. Not only did Melina have 3-hour rehab sessions multiple times a week to contend with, but the tough-as-nails competitor also had to recover emotionally as well in order to come back stronger than ever – both mentally and physically.
â€œThere are many moments where I wonder if Iâ€™m good enough, am I giving enough â€¦ do I matter,â€ an emotional Melina revealed. â€œI guess we all have that in our life at times. But the WWE Universe made me believe in myself because they believed in me.â€