Rumors on scrapped plans for Melina's WWE return

Melina is a three-time WWE Women's Champion

by Simone Brugnoli
Rumors on scrapped plans for Melina's WWE return

In recent months there has been a lot of talk about the fact that the former world champion and a great manager of Smackdown's past, Melina, could return after years to tread the rings of the McMahon-owned company, after spending a lot of time in the American and Mexican independent federations.

Apparently, the name of Melina Perez had been much discussed within the WWE management, as a possible addition to the female roster already at work in the McMahon rings, with the experience of the girl of Mexican origins who could thus help everyone.

those athletes who are still growing in the rings of the Stamford company and with his landing that would have been excellent also at NXT.

Update on Melina's WWE return

Apparently, it seemed that the landing of the former MNM manager was now one step away from returning to the WWE scene, but this sensational return would not have occurred due to an injury that would have hit the girl and that would have forced her to stay home as long as WWE wanted to use it on-screen.

As revealed by the well-known PW Torch site, in fact: "WWE's plans were to bring Melina back to the scene and keep her at NXT with a manager. The problem is she had to have an operation or something. They will not use them so together." The reference of the reporters of the Torch is towards the manager of the WWE yellow show, Robert Stone, who was supposed to be manager of the girl of Mexican origin, so as to be helped to increase her skills as a host and as a manager.

Apparently, in the end the WWE plans have been, in fact, blown apart due to an unspecified physical problem of Melina, with the girl who could not make her return to the WWE scene after nine years from her last match in the rings of the McMahon.

Who knows that once the physical problems are over, WWE will finally bring back the former manager of the trio formed with Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro/Morrison, who for years attracted the attention of WWE Universe fans who followed Smackdown in the period thriving for McMahon's blue show? Meanwhile, Finlay, who had been furloughed from the company after the coronavirus pandemic lessened the WWE’s schedule, is working on tonight’s NXT show as a producer.

PWInsider reports that Finlay returned from his April departure earlier this week. He joins Shane Helms as another wrestler-turned-producer that is returning this week. Finlay is well-respected backstage and has been a major factor in producing women’s matches for the company.

Mickie James recently said that, “he loved us and fought for us when nobody else would, when nobody else was fighting for you. And that’s why we got a lot of those cool opportunities to be able to do those things, or the Falls Count Anywhere Match with Melina and stuff like, they used to really push in those barriers and breaking the barriers for the women.

He helped us so much to grow because he’s like, ‘No, our girls kick butt, like they’re more than just the eye candy.’”