Today in History: Candice Michelle vs. Melina in a Pudding Match

On this day in history:

June 3rd, 2007 | Melina held the Women’s Championship, but her match against Candice Michelle at 2007’s One Night Stand didn’t put the title on the line. It also didn’t take place in the ring, instead in a tub full of chocolate pudding. Yes, it was one of those matches. To her credit, Melina took the match seriously enough to wear goggles to preserve her vision, but she probably should have included a snorkel with it. Candice forced her to submit after dunking her head in the pudding repeatedly, which is a pretty sound strategy when you think about it. Melina tapped (or as well as she could on the surface of pudding), and the victory was awarded to Candice. Maria was dragged into the tub post-match by a bitter Melina, but she and Candice sent the pudding-coated champ heading for the hills.

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  • Gameman305

    Best Pudding Match Ever!

    • TheLadySamantha

      Yet one of the worst PPV matches ever.

  • candicefan

    Candice will always be my favourite diva!!
    She was given great build up before taking the title! and she has had the best feud with beth

  • Acid Rain

    Lol at Melina breaking character when she threw pudding into the crowd.

  • JJ

    I miss Candice so…


  • melina prez

    ive always wanted to wrestle in pudding…

    But not the best match but very entertaining… Melina and candice were so over it made the match seem serious….if kelly and eve did it well all i can say is they better not look at their twitter for a few weeks.

  • Timalee

    I love when Melina was like that. All mean and snobby. And I love Candice at this time. Wish they were both still in the buissness. And I wish that WWE would have puh Melina before they released her.
    We don’t see matches like that anymore. This is entertainment, and it could bring some excitement back to the Divas division. Even though when this was going on everyone was hating the idea.

  • No Holds Barred

    an awful match but very entertaining, loved the Melina vs Candice feud

  • MNM4ever

    LOL they’ve had better matches but this will always be a great memory!

  • ballplayer10123

    Sorry, but I can’t stand pudding matches. If I wanted to see women wrestle in pudding/jello/oil I would go to a dive that hosted such events. I’m happy that pudding/bra and panties matches are a thing of the past. If they were to make a very rare occurrence to further a feud i could live with them. WWE used them too often IMO.

  •!/profile.php?__user= adifferentsame

    I always felt that the real life pomposity of Melina towards Candice Michelle at the time was mocked by booking this contest.

  • melon2617

    I often wondered if Melina really didn’t like Candice based on some of her blogs and whatnot. I often wondered if Melina had heat on her for those blogs, and that’s why the nameplate on the title was changed to Candice’s name BEFORE their match @ NoC. I remember my brother showing me the pics from and asking me what Melina did to earn that humiliation.

    I was so glad the title wasn’t on the line for this…endeavour, as I loved Candice’s big moment the following month.

    • Jakey

      I think at first Melina really had it in for Candice, who was a “Diva Search Girl” whereas Melina came in through the (sadly) antiquated way — the indy scene and developmental. Remember the bra & panties match they had a few months before this (when Melina was feuding with Ashley?) Candice and Melina cut promos on each other that seemed to be part-shoot.

      That being said, when Candice’s release was announced, she wrote a blog that was put up on for a few hours before they inexplicably put it down, and I remember reading that she thanked Melina. They may not have been Trish/Lita besties, but I think in the end they were able to respect one another.

  • candice7000

    Omg I miss my Candice. She was and still is my number one diva. I never connected with a diva like her. She is like one of my idols. Hell she got me to be more sexier and to be myself more. A lot of my friends who watch wrestling even say we look alike, but I got greenish, blue eyes.

    • melon2617

      There is something genuinely likeable about Candice. She worked really hard and strived to get better, trained on her own time and you couldn’t help but root for her. It’s a shame she caught the injury bug, I think she could have gone far.

      However, she seems very content with her children and her new life, so I’m glad things worked out for her.

  • art

    This was one of the worst pudding matches ever…i was surprised candice wore more clothes in this match then what she wears when she did wrestle….

  • MickieJamesluvslave

    Always did like Candace.
    These matches I did not like at all

  • Ryan

    Could of shown more skin…Candice rocked she was hot sexy and game for anything…was weird transition into the Womens Championship though haha
    Because up to this day I STILL remember how Melina won a battle royal in 2005 dedicated to Eddie Guerrero and she got her title shot against Trish from that…putting some action back into the championship at the time, but somehow Michelle McCool beating Melina in a sexy Memorial Day Bikini Battle Royal didnt count despite the staredowns at the end lol….I doublt Michelle was ready back then, but then again neither was Candice, but Candice EARNED her keep of that championship. Its a nice little storyline =D
    And was fun seeing Melina loose to the much hotter Candice Michelle hehe..take that bitch

  • Kessuki

    i miss candice. i remember not being keen on her back then and whilst watching afterbuzz:tough enough, i realised what a GSOH she has and now i hate that i didnt pay her much attention when she was in wwe.would be great if she returned for that upcoming 1000 episode but i think shes pregnant so an appearance seems unlikely.