Who is Wrestling’s Best Mean Girl? Semi-Finals: Trish Stratus vs Melina

At its root, wrestling has always been about good vs evil, bad guys vs good guys — or in our case, bad girls vs good girls.

In a brand new feature at Diva Dirt, we want you to help us pick wrestling’s best mean girl. Now, there is a clear distinction between a mean girl and your regular “heel”. When we say “mean girl” we refer to the women in wrestling who were feisty, vindictive, acid-tongued and bitchy! They may not necessarily be the toughest, or the baddest, but they certainly had tons of personality.

Based on your nominations, we picked the 16 most mentioned women in wrestling to advance to our knock-out bracket tournament. Keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks as you will be asked to vote between some of wrestling’s best mean girls and help us whittle it down from just 16 to one!

- To see the full tournament brackets click here (Note: All pairings drawn at random.)

Semi-Finals: After a hotly contested Round 2, we are down to just four. The iconic Trish Stratus, known for her devious and delicious heel promos, faces off against the woman who could make your blood turn cold with just one scream, Melina. In Round 2, Trish just managed to squeak past the Beautiful People, Angelina Love and Velvet Sky, scoring 51% of the vote to the TNA duo’s 49%. Meanwhile, Melina dispatched Maryse with 56% to the French-Canadian’s 44%. Now Trish and Melina, one time rivals, meet in the semis. Only one can advance to the grand finals.

It’s a tough choice, but the vote is entirely down to you!

Vote below:


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  • http://ashmultimedia.wordpress.com melon2617

    Trish for sure. Melina was a b*tch, but Trish Stratus owned her. Surprised Trish beat TBP. Huge upset for sure. Love Trish, but I didn’t think she would beat them. Gooooo Trish!

  • unscripted & flawless

    To be honest, they were both one in the same. They both had iconic heel runs with segments that can be remembered for a life time…but that’s where my ultimate decision comes in…just how many memorable moments they had. Melina’s are a little scarce, with the most iconic one I can think of being none other than her slapping Maria after yelling “BITCH” in her face. I’m sure there’s more, but that’s the only one that stands out to me. So far as Trish – so many come rushing to mind, from Lita’s wedding interruption to her turning on Y2J at Mania and walking out with Christian. Trish was the ultimate bad girl, hands down, and when it comes to history – whether you like it or not – she will have way more memorable moments than Melina ever did.

  • VelvetLoveFan

    TBP are gone :(

    • perceval

      As are Vince’s Devils. But, LayCool are still in. They’re up against it, though, in their semifinal.

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/roberto.kenu Kenu91

      yeah I wanted them :(

  • silverink-25

    I’m gonna say Melina on this one. Everyone only truly know Trish for her face run. Just think about it. But when you see Melina, even when she is face, you still see that heel side of her, because it never left. She still used illegal moves in the ring, and her screaming and attacking people out of rage. The ultimate mean girl to me isn’t someone who was for awhile, but then transformed into full angel, a mean girl is someone who even when nice, still has a catty air about them. So…Go Melina!!!!

    • christopher_cc

      everyone only knows trish for her face run? are you reading the comments? and melina was a good also but I’m gonna go with trish as she was a better heel

      • silverink-25

        Maybe not everyone, but even WWE only recognizes Trish for her face runs. She’s looked at as some goddess of goodness, not a heel. When you see Melina, most people know her as a hellcat, which is not a typical face attribute.

  • xX-Zoey-Sky-Xx

    Sorry Melina but with TBP out of the running. Trish has got this down

  • lucky1now

    Trish was great as heel but she wasn’t as mean as melina melina was a bitch she made people hate her
    Trish didn’t make people hate her

    • perceval

      Well, we’re talking about the Mean Girl archetype, which is more than just a heel, even a bitchy one. The tormenting of Lita for several months, for no reason than just to do it, is classic Mean Girl. Trish has some of the most quotable lines in Diva history.

      • lucky1now

        I can agree with that but honestly to me when you think of trish her heel side don’t come to mind personally for me her wm19 win comes to mind the underdog face

      • AndieMcPhee

        Melina WAS the mean girl archetype. She didn’t just torment a couple of specific divas, she pretty much tried to eradicate every other diva that crossed her path during her heel run. Even most of the other heel girls hated her at one point or another. For the longest time she was only truly loyal to Nitro and Mercury (and she attacked him too) and would just tear apart anyone else, male or female and regardless of status.

        Remember when she stood up to Vince in the middle of the ring and threatened to sue him for every cent he was worth? Good times.

        • SarahD

          Melina made fun of Michelle’s voice, mocked playboy cover girls, & Was a total bitch & mean is a form of bitch btw.

          Even Melina made everyone hate her & done her role better then Trish.

  • Mr. Asstastic

    Trish is just gonna win this, like she wins everything.

    • Nostalgia

      Pretty much lolll

      • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

        she didnt win best raw diva that was voted on here…..

        • BAD KHARMA

          Thats what I was about to say!

  • Nika

    As much as I ‘like’ Trish, Melina’s my vote. Not just the bitch-slapping Maria part but she was the woman who sued an innocent man for sexual harassment. She beat up Joey Mercury after he cost MNM the tag titles, she kicked a ref where it hurts. Her bitch-slaps were always the best, her moves were illegal even after she turned face.
    She was always the one to bash and belittle the playboy cover girls and she proved that she’s better than every single one of them. She even threatened to sue Mr. McMahon for every thing he had if she did turn out to be his daughter. Hell it’s the same woman that kidnapped the oh so great Trish Stratus, then kicked her in the head after telling her that She (Melina) was the most dominate Diva in the WWE, At Survivor Series she would have beaten Trish in her first ever title match had it not been for Mickie’s interference.
    She had her panting and tired as hell after the match, Melina clearly dominated her back in SS 2005. She would interfere in matches, she hit Jeff Hardy and Beth Pheonix in the head with one of her shoes (different years). She head-scissored Rey Mysterio then slapped the hell outta him. She would do the little things like mock Mickie James when she comes out to the ring, e.t.c
    So many bitch moments of The red carpet a-lister comes to mind.Trish was a great heel and all, but to me Melina just tops her in the bitch department.

    • MNM4ever


  • Piledriver’ Tavios

    Im going to have to go with Melina.

  • E-Man

    I went with Trish…. Melina was/is great as a heel, but trish was iconic!

  • http://cmpunkscrazychick.tumblr.com xoxoRKOxoxo

    Melina Trish is remebered for her last face run Melina was an amazing heel!!!!

  • theprincedann

    Its always Trish and Lita on here that win everything! I respect everyone has a different opinion, and these two women are very accomplished and loved, but I feel like grabbing people and shaking them and shouting “OTHER WOMEN HAVE DONE THINGS TO” & “TRISH AND LITA ARE THE PAST! “

    • perceval

      And Melina’s the present?

      Most of the women in the entire thing are either not on TV anymore or, in Layla’s and Victoria’s cases, been playing babyface for quite a while, now. As neither Eve nor Natalya were part of this, so much for the present.

  • TCsinger09

    I voted for Trish. What comes to mind in my head is Trish writing “SLUT” on Christy Hemme’s back with spray paint

    • 09DHK

      Which wasn’t really original if you think about it. Ivory did the same thing to Tori in the Attitude Era. The only difference was the fact that they took the time to get Trish over w/ fans so they remember her over other divas.

  • MNM4ever

    To me melina is the much more meomorable heel, the list goes on and on with all the funny shit she did… :D MELINA- BEST HEEL EVER, she gotta win this,, PEOPLE VOTE MELINA!!

  • MELshocked

    I love both of these girls… ugh, it had to come down to these two?

    I’m going with Melina. Trish was an amazing heel… but she’ll always be remembered as a face. She was an underdog… who somehow always fought her way to the top. Melina came in and she automatically placed herself at the top. She then looked down on all the other Divas. Trish has much more exposure because she was there earlier… but Melina trumps her when it comes to being a mean girl.

    I think Melina’s only challenge in this is Stephanie McMahon.. and honestly, it should come down to them two.

    • AndieMcPhee

      Exactly. I’m not too sure that it will but Melina vs. Steph would be the ultimate finale in this. They were both genuinely hated, which is a hard thing to do when you’re a beautiful woman in performing in front of wrestling fans I think.

  • MickieJamesFan07

    Melina. Trish was a good heel, but when it comes to being a “mean girl” she can’t touch Melina. Melina was the uber bitch and was volatile. I don’t recall Trish kidnapping another diva.

    • MNM4ever

      HAHAHA so true, i’ll forever remember that kidnapping; i knew it was mercury and nitro straight away. And then it was hilarious when melina kicked her in the head

    • WWFoverWWE

      Melina didn’t kidnap anyone, she just told her boys to do it.

  • http://twitter.com/RyanRoman0 Ryan

    Melina here is why:
    Trish was gold specially harassing Jericho Christy Hemme and Lita lol… Plus even dating Vicera was funny as hell but Trish was only the bad guy for about one year only not counting her days in TNA
    Melina was a total bitch. Even in real life she was a dick riding little bitch always causing trouble. Mickie Michelle Torrie Candice all disliked her I real life… But all that bs aside Melina was a heel for the longest time!! She was good at it. Specially comming down on Christy Candice Torrie Michelle Trish Mickie Maria and Ashley haha..
    Melina’s ring work however was hit or miss cause she tended to mess up a lot and wasn’t always very good unlike Trish who was perfection! but Melina she always gave 100%
    But her ring work isn’t in question
    So Melina :)

    • MELshocked

      That was so out of line and uncalled for.

      Wow. Just wow. Not only disrespectful to Melina, but you also made yourself look like a complete douche-bag at the same time. Way to go!

      • AndieMcPhee

        Just think of it as a testament to Melina’s ability to play the mean girl to perfection that people actually believe that she’s as evil behind the scenes as she’s made out to be (even though we know she isn’t).

    • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

      LAWLS @she was a dick riding little bitch…..

  • Rene

    Melina, she was other level

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  • MomoMufFinSsFTW

    Melina who can ever forget BITCH! *Smacks the shi t out of Maria*? :D..

  • RedHotVixen

    I’m gonna give this one to my girl Melina. Trish was a great heel, no doubt. But Mean Girl Melina was on a Sherri Martel level. This was really difficult though.

  • Crazy_J

    Well Trish, I voted for Melina. I liked Trish as a face, not so much as a heel. I feel reverse when it comes to Melina. Melina was meant to be a bad girl.

  • Raekon

    MNM for the win! ^_^
    Trish was good but Melina was the definition of mean in all ways!

  • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

    Melina she was mean in real life & when she was heel besides at the end of her wwe career no one could touch her….she owned every guy/diva that got in her way…..

  • jayjayholler

    I’m shocked The Beautiful People lost to Trish, well that’s it then. I’m sure Trish will win the whole shabang, suprise suprise.

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/roberto.kenu Kenu91

      I’m shocked too…..The Beautiful People deserve to win the tournament

    • Crazy_J

      I know, this should’ve gotten down to TBP and Stephanie IMO. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m voting for diva’s who I remember for being MEAN, Trish isn’t even close when it comes to that.

      Trish fans; deleting their history and voting 100 times to ensure she wins! lmao.

      I’ll just die if it ends up being Laycool/Trish at the end.