Former WWE star Melina explains why she turned down an opportunity to return in 2020

During an interview with the Wrestling Shoot Interviews YouTube channel, former WWE star Melina explained why she turned down an opportunity to return in 2020…

“Really, I was [interested], but this is another thing where I keep thinking were they just dangling a carrot in front of me?” said Melina. “In all honestly, that was the time to dangle a carrot in front of me because my father just died, and the last thing he said — you know when the last time I saw him was, if, you know, if I had a chance to go back, so for him, hell yeah. I’d go because I wanted to fulfill his vision of what he saw for me. But then at the same time it’s kind of like, well, you know, when they took that carrot back, I thought … like I remember how I felt when I was there last time. I don’t think I could go through this again.” (quote courtesy of

Melina did appear as the #2 entrant in the 2022 Women’s Royal Rumble match but was quickly eliminated before the 3rd entrant arrived.