Today in History: Jillian and Melina Settle Their Grudge

On this day in history:

May 21st, 2006 | Jillian was one of those Divas who never got a real moment in the spotlight, known more for her ability to enthusiastically sing very, very poorly. So, it was nice to see that her feud with Melina gave her a chance to have a big-time Pay Per View match at 2006’s Judgment Day. It was billed as a “grudge match” and fittingly, the match was far from clean, filled with hair-pulls and chokes. Even the end was muddy, Jillian pinning Melina while the latter’s hand was holding the bottom rope. The referee did not see this, and awarded the victory to Jillian. Furious, Melina attacked interviewer Kristal Marshall post-match when she tried to ask her some poorly-timed questions. Unfortunately for Melina, she couldn’t even best an interviewer, and was chased off, insult added to injury.

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  • redsandman99

    I loved this match. I remember watching it and thinking Jillian was gonna turn into something really huge…and then it just never panned out unfortunately.

    • perceval

      Yeah, and I never understood why. She had all the tools.

      Also, watching this again, years later… Weird to hear Kelly’s theme since she wasn’t there, yet. :)

  • NurseBetty

    Kristal looked like Keri Hilson in this video. If only WWE pushed Jillian properly.

    • MNM4ever

      Love this coment because im absoulutely in love with miss keri! :P

  • KaitlynLover<3

    WTF was Melina wearing lol

    And that was the big question that Krystal wanted to ask Melina? lol

    • Raekon

      She was mostly wearing fur and “wild” stuff in her MNM time back in 2004. :)

      Her hair was also black with blond as you can see in the video.

      • KaitlynLover<3

        Yeah I know, I follow Melina since her beginning, and never believed she would be what she is today, she is awesome!

  • Raekon

    The feud was good, the match was good and unfortunately that was one out of “whole 3 wins” Jillian ever got in her career in the wwe before she turned to a full time jobber. -_-

    The scripting sucked hard when it came to the “Question” Krystal had to ask

  • Bhentoooot

    This is the best Divas match back then in Smackdown. it was the time when the girls are fighting and having the lime light on raw while these two girls shined and earned the spot in a PPV.

  • kristalmelinafan

    Look at my babe Kristal beating my babe Melina at the end, hilarious.

    • Satisfaction

      Hahaha this must’ve been a great moment for you buddy.

  • JillianHallTNA

    My favorite Jillian match! :D
    So proud of my Jillian, she is so awesome!!! :)
    This is actually my favorite Jillian feud, second favorite feud is with Mickie James :D
    Hope Jillian will come to TNA baby!!!! :D :D :D :D :D

  •!/profile.php?__user= adifferentsame

    Kristal eventually turned into a promising intrigue of a character, but her acting was terrible here.

    Again, I concur with the consensus on Jillian. Too talented to be lampooned in that jobber role; on the other hand, it made her a mainstay on live programming.

  • Kantrell

    Did jillian have destiny child theme? Lol ?

  • ricky_says_hi

    Jillian was awesome as a face, i wish she hadn’t been turned into that joke of a character and gotten a good run in WWE

    • perceval

      The singing gimmick, itself, was good. She just needed the Championship to go with it. As it was, there were some great moments, like the Christmas album (that actually charted), and ending the Trish-Lita feud. Can you imagine the promos if she had been Champion, both hers and her opponents?

  • AdrianRay

    Honestly, I loved Jillian as a heel. With proper dedication she could have been legendary. She was TOTALLY over with the crowed as a heel. I miss her…

  • MNM4ever

    aawwwwwww i miss these days,, great match and story from the one and only melina and of course jilllian!!! I love melinas attitude

  • DAFereldan91

    Ah, the good old day when Jillian was not treated as a dust in the eye.

  • Ryan

    Jillian kicked Melinas ass but damn Melina kicked Jillians as sright back and harder haha…I didnt like MNM in fact Morrison and Mercury in my opinion were the biggest pieces of trash ever..along with Melina but despite all I liked Melina…funny she used to wear roadkill hahaha
    And That night was an awesome night…we werent MNM haters its just that MNM were the biggest douchebags in smackdown haha
    Funny thing Melina and Jillian built up a semi Smackdown womens division with help from Michelle McCool Ashley Massaro Sharmelle Christy Hemme and Kristal Marshall…almost all their hard efforts went to hell though..
    Jillian was awesome and so was Kristal! In fact I believe a week later Jillian and Kristal had a pretty epic match where Ashley n McCool debut on smackdown! And the Divas Division started and sprouted…2006 was deff a year of flourishing..The Tag Team division was built around the cruiserweight King Booker was reigning champion and the girls were wrestling almost every week..2006 was a great year bro! =D
    It was deff better without MNM and Batista thats for sure

    Side note on Jillian Hall..I became a huge fan of hers that year, her matches were indeed pretty great! She was like a hot Molly Holly and damn what a beauty she was back then! But she let herself go and showed no improvement..Candice Michelle n Michelle McCool surpassed her badly and she then adopted that singing gimmick..which was funny haha
    But she became a joke and nothing more lol
    Bitch was funny though and a good wrestler but could of been better