– Roman Reigns, who is still recovering after undergoing emergency surgery on an incarcerated hernia in September, could return to action as soon as Saturday, Dec. 20. He is being advertised to compete at a WWE live event taking place that night at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which is the earliest date he is presently scheduled for.
– Former WWE Diva Melina has been more active on social media in recent weeks. Click here to see new photos of Melina.
– Tickets for the WWE live events in Texas on Sunday, Jan. 4 in Beaumont and Hidalgo go on sale this Saturday to the general public. Roman Reigns, Rusev, Ryback, Big Show and Mark Henry are advertised for the Beaumont show at Ford Arena, while John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt and Seth Rollins will be in action at the Hidalgo event at State Farm Arena.
While Melina Perez was not shy in showing skin over the course of her grappler career, the buxom Latina wrestler had absolutely no aspirations in following in the footsteps of Maria Kanellis, Ashley Massaro, Candice Michelle, Christy Hemme, Torrie Wilson, Chyna and Sable by posing for Playboy.
“I always tell people that I’ll never say never because I don’t want to be one of those girls that one day does it and everyone says, “She said she’d never do it.” I’ll never say never but at this point in time I wouldn’t do it because I’d find it weird to have my family open up the magazine, or have somebody go up to my family, “Here’s your daughter.” That’d just be weird,” Perez explained in a 2008 interview with PhillyBurbs.com. “Right now I want people to see me as Melina. I don’t want to be known as that girl who stripped in Playboy. I have a lot to show the world other than that.”
Perez addressed the topic again in 2012 at a press conference for the World Wrestling Fan Xperience Champions Showcase Tour event at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines.
“Never say never, but as of now, no,” Perez said, much to the disappointment of the predominantly male media contingent.
The California native, however, did strip down for photo shoot for WWE.com where she laid nude on furniture with her breasts strategically covered by the WWE Tag Team Championship beltsâ€”then held by Johnny Nitro and Joey Mercury (MNM).