Wrestler's Court, a longstanding and unofficial tradition within WWE's locker room culture, serves as a self-imposed judicial system among the talent to resolve internal conflicts. The system has been met with a mix of opinions—some see it as an effective method to maintain decorum, while others like former WWE Superstar Melina find it concerning and unsettling.
In a recent appearance on "Wrestling Shoot Interviews," Melina opened up about her own experience, vividly recalling an overseas trip where the pseudo-court was in session. According to Melina, the group tried to instigate a fight between members of an unidentified tag team, a situation that escalated to the point of physical injury.
"I was like, 'Oh my God, what the hell is going on here?'" she described, still evidently disturbed by the memory. She didn't specify which tag team was at the center of the altercation, but she did note that medical intervention was required.
A doctor had to administer stitches to one of the participants. "It was one of those moments where you question why you're even there," Melina explained. "It felt completely insane. I wanted to intervene, but felt powerless to do so."
Melina is no stranger to Wrestler's Court herself.
Her testimony adds to the mounting stories that question the ethics and utility of this locker room practice, echoing sentiments from other wrestling personalities like CM Punk, who once infamously labeled it as "The most insecure small dick energy average white man embarrassment to the wrestling business shit of all time." With critiques coming from various corners of the wrestling world, it raises the question: Is it time for the WWE to reevaluate the role of Wrestler's Court in its backstage culture? Regardless of where one stands on the issue, Melina's account adds another layer to the ongoing debate about this controversial practice.