Melina Blogs on What it Means to be a Champion

Divas Champion, Melina, has posted a new blog on her WWE Universe page discussing what it takes to be a champion — noting that just holding a belt doesn’t make one a ‘champion’. As always, it’s a very passionate, perhaps controversial, blog from the A-List Diva:

I am so thankful for all of the Tweets and support I have gotten regarding winning the Diva’s Championship. It’s unreal. My fifth title reign and it’s an astounding accolade. Everything in my life leading to that point in time…. the bad and good; all the hardships, all the haters who judged me with out even getting to know me & much more. On the other side I’ve been blessed to have the people that have touched my life and made that win at Summer Slam an unforgettable moment that will be treasured for the rest of my life. Thank you for that.

I have said this many of times; the title does not define me, I define the title. Many women through out wrestling history have defined the titles they fought for. Their love, desire, pride and respect gave their titles significance. These women stood for something; affected people’s lives; caused change… They are the ones that changed a piece of shiny metal into a prestigious symbol to be held by the greats.

Just because a person holds a title doesn’t make them a champion. We have seen people Forrest Gump their way to a title. Granted, a win is a win, but a champion is a champion with or without the title. To be a true champion is rare, and it can’t be faked. When a champion holds a title, they give it meaning.

More after the cut:

-dictionary definition of “champion”– A person who has defeated all opponents in competition, a fighter/ warrior… a person who fights for or defends any person or cause.

Being the kind of champion I’m talking about is more than holding the coveted Championship in your hands for all to see. It’s how you carry yourself. What you stand for. Overcoming obstacles. Standing up/fighting for what you love and cherish.

Whether I am seen as a champion or not, I put my heart into an art that I believe in. I fight because I love it, even when it doesn’t seem to love me.

“Nothing in the world is the way it ought to be. – It’s harsh, and cruel. But that’s why there’s us. Champions. It doesn’t matter where we come from, what we’ve done or suffered, or even if we make a difference. We live as though the world was what it should be, to show it what it can be.”

I have faith that women’s wrestling can be great and it can be more than what it is. I know it will be. Through it all, I hope to help add honor to the adorned championship and live up to what it means to be a Champion.

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  • KOClaire

    Great blog from Melina here. I can’t say anything else but that she is right. I don’t disagree with a word she said. :)

  • Mel

    “Just because a person holds a title doesn’t make them a champion. We have seen people Forrest Gump
    their way to a title. Granted, a win is a win, but a champion is a champion with or without the title. To be a true champion is rare, and it can’t be faked. When a champion holds a title, they give it meaning.”

    So whos that directed towards? Eve or Alicia? Yeah lets forget about how those two stepped up n tried to fill in her spot, while she was at home on injuring for several months. Stop talking shit and respect the people you work with, even the less experience ones.

    And people wonder why some think she come off as a bitch…its comments like that.

  • http://twitter.com/xTOBY17 Toby

    Good blog but I can tell she took a few shots at a few women.

  • xMissxBellax

    Where in there did Melina say anything about Eve or Alicia? Oh yeah, she didn’t. She could of been talking about LayCool for that matter or maybe she wasn’t thinking about anyone at all while writing her piece but of course, people are going to think the worst of Melina regardless of knowing the reason behind her words.

    Anyway, it was a pretty good read but I don’t get that same passion and reality out of her pieces like I use too.

  • THETommyTommy

    Perhaps she’s not talking about any of the Divas on the roster. She’s talking about what it takes to be champion, not what it takes to be women’s champions. Think of all the champions over time who didn’t actually work as hard as others to be champ, Jack Swagger, Santino Marella, Harvey Wippleman. Compare them to Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio and Trish Stratus.

  • http://www.youtube.com/RingVixens Teri

    I’m sorry, but I am so fucking sick of this woman.

  • t-dogg

    I dont think Im the intended audience for this blog.

    Ill just then close by calling her a mark.

  • mojodoom

    “Think of all the champions over time who didn’t actually work as hard as others to be champ”
    Oh you mean like when she was handed the championship when she made her “triumphant return to raw” minutes after Jillian won the belt? Or when she bypass the whole roster again and was awarded the title just because “she didn’t have a proper reign” due to her injury? Where’s her blog about that? I know it’s not her call but did she think about that when she tweeted about Eve winning the belt? I soured on Melina after that. She came off a bit self-righteous and her delusions of grandeur is just so off-putting. After that tweet you really can’t blame anyone who find her a blog about something concerning the division a little suspect.

  • http://wowmark.wordpress.com/ TrishMelinaFan

    Melina isn’t taking shots at anyone in particular, it’s YOU guys who think she is. You always take everything she says out of context, and frankly seem like complete haters. The worst part is that many people wanted her back and are now trashing her, which is pathetic. If you think she’s taking shots at someone that’s YOUR problem, and if she did specifically name someone remember, these blogs are IN CHARACTER.

    Some people seriously need to lay off of Melina, because I don’t get where the unwarranted hate comes from. Sheesh!

  • WaitingForSundae

    About 20 minutes ago I read a post by someone at forum f4wonline about Melina that put into words exactly what I felt after reading Melina’s blog.

    “Why are we supposed to like her? She was pretty good when she was a heel, but now, she acts like she’s the cock of the walk, and I’m not really sure why. It’s actually kind of amusing to see that in her brain, she is the Hulk Hogan of Divas.”

  • DarkMaverick87

    Well said, TrishMelinaFan. People need to stop taking things out of context. It just makes an ass out of everyone.

    In my opinion, Melina IS the top diva in WWE and she has been for a while. As far as ring-work goes, maybe Michelle McCool can rival her in some ways, but Michelle is nothing without Layla by her side. The only other diva who I think has the potential to catch up to Melina’s status (and do so without an arm-charm like Layla to keep her interesting) is Natalya… but I fear that the WWE is never going to give Natalya a proper push.

  • melina prez

    great blog melina and btw stop hating on melina she probbaly didnt want her 2 win the title by now she would have perfered 2 wait

  • DarkMaverick87

    …and I doubt Lay-Cool would be what they are today if it weren’t for Mickie James

  • bxradimus

    I was ready for the era of Melina to be over before it even started.

    She was special as a heel, more specifically, as a valet for MNM. However, I’ve lost all interest in her as a face. It’s even worse that she apparently thinks she’s good when McCool has already surpassed her and girls like Layla, Alicia, and Eve are either at her level or dangerously close to her level.

    The comment about her thinking she’s the Hogan of the Women’s Division is quite fitting.

  • Kaledrina

    i extremely like melina as a character as well as a wrestler, but all of her blogs and long-ass twets of late stink of ego and it’s doing her no favours.

  • seasons-of-love

    I guess it’s Melina’s turn to be the unpopular diva online. I mean, these things go in cycle, and it hasn’t been her turn in a while. Really, people use her ‘squashing’ Alicia Fox as a choice, but let’s face it, they’ll probably decide that they hate Alicia next year, whereas Melina will be a hero.

    Honestly, she writes these blogs for her *fans*. Don’t read them if you’re going to moan about how much you hate reading them and how much they don’t appeal to you. And please stop trying to put words into her mouth. :)

    Melina for undisputed Women’s champion. :D

  • seasons-of-love

    *excuse, not choice.

  • seasons-of-love

    And let’s face it: she was handed the title because unlike Alicia and Eve, she can actually get the fans to care. WWE wants to give their title to someone with charisma? No!

  • http://www.youtube.com/RingVixens Teri

    “It’s even worse that she apparently thinks she’s good when McCool has already surpassed her and girls like Layla, Alicia, and Eve are either at her level or dangerously close to her level.”

    Exactly.

  • LaceyVonErichFan

    Kind of obvious :|

    Everything she said went directly to Eve Torres , Layla and …Alicia Fox -_-

    Maybe since there “rookies” at the moment they dont know what to do as champion. Melina’s first time as champion was just like Alicia Fox’s saying they dominated every single diva on the roster but no one said anything about her at the time. Melina does bring pride to the title but she shouldnt take advantage of it. Alicia & Eve aren’t use to being on LIVE television as champion they sometimes try to hard but so did melina at first. Layla is a big rookie and really wasn’t ready for the title but what does layla know about being champion. Melina just has to let the rookies get use to having the spotlight on them did she really have to have this blog.

    I love melina but im becoming an anti – melina fan. She’s starting to get annoying w/ the sympothy of being champion. She believes she defines the title i see it but does she really have to brag about being so good , she has to understand there are a few diva’s who have had less experience then her she’s been in wrestling since 04? Most of the rookies today started there career’s in 07, does she see that?

    Also by experience i mean outside WWE for example the other smaller promotions – OVW, FCW , DSW , etc.

  • LaceyVonErichFan

    @Season of love

    Yeah but really the only reason the universe care about her is because she’s a face , she’s been in the company longer and she’s a pro not a rookie.

    When beth, michelle, and melina are gone from WWE and if alicia & eve are still in the company then those will be 2 of the diva’s that we’ll see over time and then the crowd will get use to them being champion right now there young in there careers so the WWE universe dont care about them as much as they do for the Pro’s.

  • Mel

    “Where in there did Melina say anything about Eve or Alicia? Oh yeah, she didn’t.”

    She didn’t have to say their name. Just reading this I can tell shes taking a shot at one of them. Since she already said how she felt about Eve being champion before, its probably her. But I think she was talking about other too.

    She is so fucking cocky its pathetic IMO Yeah, she is the ‘top diva’ and she knows it ,thats why she acts the way she does. Instead of being a respected leader of the divas locker room, she’d rather take shots and belittle others to make herself look good.

  • Nicolex3

    I used to be a melina fan but now I’m just starting to dislike her . She is a good wrestler (don’t get me wrong) , but her (long) blogs just tells me that she has a big ego && its not a good look at al,l.

  • LaceyVonErichFan

    @ Season of love

    Also i read this to see what she really has to say about being a “champion” . Actually my first time reading her blog and im kind of upset i did because im now annoyed.

  • seasons-of-love

    Melina has been praising Alicia Fox since day one, so no, not obvious. And Layla? Where did that come from?

    As for the comparison in reigns: Melina’s first title reign (well, first two, cause they were basically the same) consisted of her having consistently GREAT matches with Mickie James (including one which IMO has yet to be topped), crusading againt Playboy and jobbing out to Candice Michelle for months and months before losing the belt. Alicia’s consisted of axe kick botches, her beating everyone on the roster and STILL not getting any more heat than usual (i.o.w., none) and then losing to Melina at SummerSlam.