One Knockout Out, Another In for WWC Anniversario

The much anticipated rivalry renewal between Melina and Mickie James is off.

The former Diva rivals were scheduled to face off for the first time since their respective WWE departures at WWC’S Anniversario show in Puerto Rico. However, for reasons undisclosed, James seems to have been pulled from the line-up.

Melina is being advertised to face James’ fellow TNA Knockout Velvet Sky at the event which takes place on June 30th at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

Velvet and Melina did battle for the first time back in March.

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  • CTomDav

    why is mickie dodging melina now???
    first the interview about her coming to tna and now this
    not a good look girl

  • Queen Bee


  • Neon

    Sad that Mickie is out. I would have paid to see that match.

  • javiousmckenzie

    I think Mickie did not want to do it i believe there is still heat between the two but this match ughhh

  • Nostalgia

    Ew… Like that’s it Ew… Melina can carry a match but Velvets not capable of pulling that wow factor out of a match.

  • candieaddiction

    With the whole Puerto Rican/Mexican/Hispanic/whatever vibe of it all, they should have used Sarita or Rosita instead of Velvet Sky.

    I’d rather see Melina vs them than Melina vs Sky.

  • Poison_Ivory

    *sadface* Ppl were so excited for this. Why would I pay to watch Velvet wrestle..? Especially since there’s like no background between these two. TNA should have replaced Mickie with Gail instead. Or Tara.

  • Bryana

    Why couldnt they send Angelina or Sarita since they arent really using them anyway, Velvet seems to always be at the forefront of the knockouts division so why send her


    =( I was looking forward for another Mickie vs Melina. But Velvet Sky as a replacement?? REALLY, WHY?!

  • shannymac

    Aww…that sucks! The Mickie/Melina rivalry was one of my favorites and I was looking forward to them getting in the ring together again.

  • number1AngelinaLovefan

    dang that does suck i really wanted to see Melina and Mickie (:

  • VelvetLoveFan

    Oh and here we go with Velvet haters, I’m excited Velvet and Melina had a good match back in March!!!


  • Ryan

    Saw the Velvet vs Melina matches and they are really good! Velvet brings that fire and Melina takes it and brings it right back!! haha Melina keeps crushing Velvet though
    Would of loved to seen Melina vs Mickie again since Mickie James is at her all time best now adays!!! She would of destroyed Melina!!..who knows why Mickie pulled out, doubt its heat between them…thats stupid female bs stuff that is in the past and these two havent really been in the same place in years.
    I know Velvet will get crushed again by Melina but still…LETS GO VELVET!!!

  • charleshp

    I imagine Velvet got the spot b/c she carries and projects herself as a ‘star’. Someone like Brooke doesn’t unfortunately.

    The real question is why Mickie backed out.

  • BillyGP

    Wonder why Mickie was pulled :(

  • Mickie-DT

    Words of The Miz: “Really? Really? REALLY!?” But whhhhhhhyyyyyyyy. I don’t mind Velvet but I was so pumped to watch Mickie and Melina face off again!! And now just… ugh. I’m so disappointed. :(

  • redsandman99

    I’m sure Melina vs Velvet will be fine but I wonder why Mickie pulled out. I would have loved to see footage of that match.

  • lucky1now

    even though a mickie vs melina match will be great never know what they will come up with now
    im staying positive about melina vs velvet as long as they pull off a great match playing to both their strengths i will be happy

  • Piggie James

    ?@MickieJames tweeted back to this story:
    Wow! News to me! Thanks for the update. Lmao!!! “@divadirt: One Knockout Out, Another In for WWC Anniversario

    So it sounds like she had no idea about this happening. TNA seems to have the power to change her booking to someone else on their roster.

    This is just speculation. But Mickie has not been used well at all ever since she made that tweet mocking Hulk Hogan & Garrett Bischoff (which reflected what everyone thought). It’s very likely she was punished for it by being depushed (which is just asinine since she’s probably the best female draw they have and could draw infinitely more than Garrett), and unfortunately it seems like they want to keep punishing her by taking her off the card here.

    If this is the case, then it sucks, and just shows how disgusting wrestling politics is, since it’s us fans who suffer.

    You have a woman who is still in her prime as a performer, and you waste her on the sidelines for months in favour of rotating the same 4 or 5 people. That’s not to mention great talents like Sarita, Winter & Angelina not doing anything either (what they did wrong I have no idea).

    (I posted this with a link from the tweet before about 5 hours ago, and it’s still awaiting moderation as they have to check a link (it’s actually a Diva Dirt link to this article), so I thought I would just remove the link and comment again. So if you see my other comment show up, you know why it’s duplicated).

  • Mikas

    I dont know when she made the comments about Hogan/Garrett, but it definately is strange that starting from March she moved to 3 shows a month (and most of them are houseshows) while she usually did 9 a month.
    For someone who carried the knockout division for most of 2011 you would expect TNA to want her to work as many shows as possible.

  • MickieJamesluvslave

    can I hope she was pulled by TNA because they need her to available for something BIG TNA RELATED?

  • norisclouds

    Very lame of TNA. That’s shady. Performers should be notified first.

  • Dustin

    Hmmm, I think there actually may be some heat between Mickie James & Melina. I thought all was well between the two, but I think I’m wrong.

    Know this may sound stupid, but Mickie & Melina both don’t follow each other on twitter. Who cares right? But when you look at how many people both Divas follow, you would think they would follow each other. This could be a reason why Melina has yet to join TNA.

    This is my pure speculation though, I have no proof to back it up.

  • Jhonmarco

    I think Melina vs. Tamina is proof Melina can’t carry someone.

  • VelvetLoveFan

    Velvet beat Melina one of the 2 matches they had at the indies show In march, but they’ll prob not hav velvet win :/ but Im still rooting 4 her, love both but Velvet’s my FAV!(:

  • Superstar77

    I Know Right!

    Velvet got some compliments from Brooke Hogan in an interview and people on another forum are hating on Velvet about that as well. It’s ridiculous the amount of hate Velvet gets from people. I’m glad Velvet is continuing to work outside of TNA and this match with Melina could be good like the other 2 they had before.

    BTW Velvet defeated Sassy Stephie in a match at Remix Pro Wrestling last Saturday and it was the main event of that show. Just wanted to mention that.

  • Acid Rain

    Heat? I thought they were friends.

  • norisclouds

    Not true at all. They’ve been good friends for years now.

  • BillyGP

    There no more heat Melina attend several concerts of Mickie as her guest.

  • VelvetLoveFan

    people r jelaous of her, she is making it big in life and she is a good wrestler and people just look at her beauty, and thy don’t give girls that have beauty a chance! It’s so annoying! At the end of the day, Velvet could care less what haters say and that’s awesome(:

    And awesome, I saw some highlights from the show(:

  • BillyGP

    They never said Mickie pulled out they said However, for reasons undisclosed, James seems to have been pulled from the line-up.

  • BillyGP

    She made the comment when Hogan called Garrett the future of the business. Mickie said the hell did Hogan called Garrett the future of the business? WTF?

    Like said Mickie carried the division in 2011 and can draw but that TNA for you.

    I hope TNA took her off the show for something TNA related.

  • redsandman99

    I forgot she made the Hogan/Garrett comments…if they are punishing her for what is clear to everyone but them then that’s really really bad. As far name value goes, she’s the biggest one the Knockouts have.

  • Piggie James

    Thanks for the comment, that’s very kind of you (and likewise I enjoy reading what you have to say). Taylor asked me yesterday as well, and I’m definitely considering joining. Just need to find more free time in my day, that’s all!

  • sugarrush28

    Jealous? Jealous of what? Speaking only for myself I have no reason to be jealous of velvet Sky. And as far as her looks goit never plays into any feelings I have for her wrestling. I don’t feel for as long as she has been wrestling she is that good. I have a right to feel that way and state that. When Velvet does do well I always give her her props. It’s so annoying when people lump everyone in to a big box. Some people are going to like who you like and some people aren’t. End of story. I’m sick of jealousy being the go to answer for everything.