On November 19, 2019 Melina made her debut in the National Wrestling Alliance during the episode of NWA Power (recorded on October 1), teaming up with Marti Belle and Thunder Rosa after helping them defeat the NWA World Women's Champion Allysin Kay and Ashley Vox.
In a recent interview with Fightful, the former WWE superstar spoke about returning to WWE last year for RAW Reunion: “Mark Carrano (made the call). That was really great to me. It was really good for my soul. I loved it.
I loved reconnecting with everybody and seeing how everybody’s doing. I kinda forget that it’s been so long. Oh, my goodness, it’s been 8 or 9 years. To be able to see everybody again, and everybody has got family and gotten older.
I was like, “Aw, man. I missed you guys”. So, it was very therapeutic for me. Maybe its just that it’s different people. I could tell that for the reunion the people who came back, we were all more bubbly. But probably because we don’t work there all the time, so everybody’s just happy [agreeing].
But, it was just the different energy wise. We were more chipper, and they were more serious”. 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."