Melina pro
Melina Perez
BornMarch 9, 1979
FromHigh Desert, California, United States

Professional wrestling career

Ring NameMelina
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight124 lb (56 kg)
BilledLos Angeles, California

Melina Perez (March 9, 1979), better known by her ring name Melina, a American model, actress, professional wrestler and valet who best known for her time with WWE.

In 2000, Perez began training to be a professional wrestler at Jesse Hernandez's School of Hard Knocks, and made her debut in 2002. In late 2002, Perez auditioned for World Wrestling Entertainment's reality show Tough Enough III, but was eliminated in first round, and was inspired by Al Snow to continue pursuing her wrestling career. In March 2004, Perez signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment, and was assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling, WWE's developmental territory, where she began managing Johnny Nitro and Joey Mercury, dubbed MNM, to three reigns as WWE Tag Team Champions, as well as Nitro to two reigns as WWE Intercontinental Champion. Perez is a three-time WWE Women's Champion, and a two-time WWE Divas Champion. After winning her second WWE Divas Championship, Perez became the first woman in WWE history to become a multiple-time champion with both the Women's and Divas titles. Famed for her flexibility, utilized during her entrance and in her in-ring maneuvers, Perez was called "one of the best wrestlers in the world" by Bret Hart, and cited by WWE as having "perhaps the most impressive arsenal of offensive maneuvers in WWE history.