MCW Pro Wrestling continues their Winter Blast Tour this upcoming weekend. The promotion last weekend witnessed Scarlett Bordeaux win, and subsequently lose, the MCW Rage TV Championship within 24 hours. This coming weekend, two former WWE Women’s Champions will square off for the promotion.
Lisa Marie Varon (known in WWE as Victoria) and Melina will face off one-on-one for the first time, ever. This news is coming just weeks after Varon has announced that 2019 will be her last year wrestling before retirement.
It is hard to believe that these two powerhouses have never faced each other in a singles match, in any wrestling promotion. These two women worked together in WWE from 2004 to 2009. They only fought together in a tag team, triple threat, or battle royal style scenario.
They spent some time in 2007 teaming up with each other, where they faced Mickie James and Candice Michelle on multiple occasions. In 2007, Varon, Melina and James participated in a triple-threat match. It took place at a house show in Paris, France. The match originally should have had Melina losing the WWE Women’s Championship to James. Instead, James pinned the non-title holder, Varon, for the win and, somehow, the title.
Jonathan Coachman, who was the authority at the time, granted a rematch that same night. The rematch was given the okay, due to the unusual match result. Melina ended up pinning James, and in the process, became a two-time WWE Women’s Champion.
Since leaving WWE, Varon worked as Tara in TNA Wrestling, becoming a five-time Knockouts Champion. After a three-year hiatus, Melina returned to the indie scene at MCW, in 2015. In 2016, she became the MCW Women’s Champion for 350 days.
Varon and Melina did have a brief encounter in the MCW promotion at their Ladies Night event, in 2015. Per PWInsider, Varon was the special guest referee for the MCW Women’s Championship main event match between then-champion Amber Rodriguez against the challenger, Mickie James. Melina was the outside enforcer. Melina turned heel with a kick to the head to James. Varon retaliated on the attack by delivering the Widow’s Peak
After many years in their craft, these two veterans will finally face each other one-on-one on Jan. 26. Return to Diva Dirt for further coverage of this highly anticipated match.