The Royal Rumble is always one of WWE’s most exciting events as you never know who might end up returning during a Royal Rumble match. During the 2022 women’s Royal Rumble match Melina made her surprise return when she entered at number 2, but she didn’t last long as she was quickly eliminated by Sasha Banks.
During an appearance on Muscle Memory, the former WWE Women’s Champion explained that the company had no plans for her beyond getting in the ring for a quick elimination.
“They’re like, ‘Okay, you do your entrance, get in, step in, get sh*tcanned.” And I was like, ‘That’s it?'”
Melina went on to say that when she came face to face with Sasha Banks in the women’s Royal Rumble match she was hopeful that it would lead to more, but ultimately it didn’t.
“That face-off with me and Sasha. I thought, ‘Okay, well, there has to be some more, maybe like WrestleMania, maybe SummerSlam, because the way the crowd was -– they loved it. Maybe they cut everything out so that we could do something in the future, and then it never happened. And it’s like, ‘Wow, it’s life.’ I accept all the downfalls. I accept when things get canceled and things get taken away.”
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