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Melina Perez

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Ring Names Melina
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight 123 lb (56 kg)
Born March 9, 1979 (38)
High Desert, California
Died
Resides Los Angeles, California
Billed Los Angeles, California
Trained by Fit Finlay
Jesse Hernandez
OVW Wrestling School
UPW Wrestling School
Debut November 29, 2004
Retired August 5, 2011

WWE.com ProfileEdit

Melina began her career as a fashion model, but the wrestling bug bit the Los Angeles native in 2000 when she began training at the School of Hard Knocks in San Bernardino, Calif. She continued to work various wrestling shows, honing her in-ring abilities.

Her dream was finally realized in 2003, when WWE signed her in San Diego. Melina soon became known as a force to be reckoned with as a manager and then in the Divas division when she debuted on SmackDown as the manager of MNM (Mercury, Nitro and Melina). She credited the experience of training with both men and women for making her tougher and stronger. You simply must take the hits, she believed, and keep on going.

"I was always told I was too short, too fat, too small, too ugly or not good enough. People would tell me every negative comment under the moon, and that I would never make it," Melina wrote in her WWE.com exclusive blog. "I kept going. I knew in my heart that I could make it, and that I was meant for this. My love for wrestling and my determination got me through everything I had to endure."

Melina left WWE in August 2011. Despite having a relatively short tenure in WWE, she won 3 WWE Women's Championships and 2 WWE Divas Championships.

ReleaseEdit

Melina was released from her contract on August 5, 2011 for unknown reasons.

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