After her brief showdown with Sasha Banks at the Royal Rumble, Melina has said that she would love to face The Boss in singles action.
In the 2022 Women’s Royal Rumble match, former WWE Women’s Champion Melina made her return to the company.
Melina entered the match at number two, effectively giving her a short one-on-one bout with the first entrant Sasha Banks. The moment was not lost on the star who was visibly moved by the reception that she received from the crowd.
While many fans were expecting to see a lengthy back and forth between the pair and a strong run for the veteran, Melina was eliminated in under a minute.
Posting on social media, the former WWE star has now admitted that she would like to have a proper singles match with The Boss.
Thank you for all the love and edits for a match vs @sashabankswwe. I love them!
Last year, @impactwrestling & @nwa gave me two great matches that I will always cherish. One with @deonnapurrazzo & the other with @kamillebrickhouse. Both gave me so much joy. It also proved I can still get in there with the best… SO, that night at the Royal Rumble, I was ready to GO!
I wish that moment with Sasha was a singles match. To think if we were able to get a reaction like we did that night without wrestling… Can you imagine what we could do if we actually wrestled?!!!
I can wish for a match with you with all my heart and it may never happen, but whether it was 5 seconds, 60 seconds or 20 minutes in the ring with you Sasha, I’m grateful for that magic moment at the Rumble no matter how short. I will forever keep that in my heart.
In the days after her appearance at the Royal Rumble, Melina admitted that she was expecting to have a bigger role in the match. Taking to social media reflect on the event, Melina thanked the fans for welcoming her back, and Sasha Banks for being the perfect opponent.
Her brief role in the match was also met with disappointment from a number of fans as well as former stars such as Gail Kim.