WWE.com spoke with Melina about her recent ankle injury, getting her thoughts on the setback. According to her, she may be out up to 5 months! Yikes. Let’s hope it doesn’t take that long for Melina to get back into tip-top shape:
Last week, two-time WWE Womenâ€™s Champion Melina broke her heel when she took a hard fall during an inter-promotional Divas tag team match, becoming the latest Raw Diva to have her career put on hold. Melina talked exclusively with WWE.com about her injury.
â€œMy spirits are good. I was upset I was unable to finish the match the way I wanted to. I felt like I let Mickie down and I let the fans down,â€ said an contemplative Melina. â€œIâ€™m sad that Iâ€™m unable to do anything at the moment. Things happen for a reason, I suppose.â€
Melina and WWE Womenâ€™s Champion Mickie James were in a heated contest with SmackDown Divas Victoria and Natalya when she landed awkwardly. The two-time champion quickly grabbed her ankle and grimaced in pain. Now, the Diva will be out of action for up to five months.
â€œI didnâ€™t think I was going to get hurt. I thought I was going to get up from [the injury]. When youâ€™re wrestling you donâ€™t feel it, because your adrenaline is rushing. I tried to get up, but I couldnâ€™t,â€ Melina recalled about the moment incident occurred.
Melina said that since â€œbeing betrayed by her former friends Beth Phoenix, Jillian and Victoriaâ€ sheâ€™s being more cautious about who becomes part of her inner-circle. However, Melina feels Mickie James has proven to be a valuable addition to her life.
â€œIâ€™ve always been someone who could fight and stand up for myself, but this was a time where I was vulnerable. She gave up her own body to protect me in my moment of weakness,â€ Melina said about the current Womenâ€™s Champion. â€œDespite our differences in the past, we have learned to move forward and continue to build our friendship. I thank her for that.â€
An injury for any Superstar or Diva can present a difficult challenge in their career. Having a strong support system is vital to a speedy recovery. Melina understands this and has a special message for her fans.
â€œThank you all for all your support and all your well wishes. It really touches my heart. Throughout my years with WWE Iâ€™ve really done my best to give them everything that Iâ€™ve got. I appreciate them for respecting what I do.â€
And for those who doubt that the former WWE Womenâ€™s Champion will return to Diva glory â€¦ think again.
â€œIâ€™ve been doing this for a few years and been going strong. Thereâ€™s no way Iâ€™m going to stop. When I come back, I donâ€™t want to be the same Melina I was before. I want to give Raw an even better and improved Melina â€” a Melina whoâ€™s more determined and focused.â€
I wouldn’t want Melina to come back ill-prepared, lest she injure herself again, but 5 MONTHS? We’ll be singing Christmas Carols by the time she’s back in the ring.. :/