an accomplishment only previously achieved by WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair.
He is also a five-time United States Champion and a four-time world tag team champion (two World Tag Team and two WWE Tag Team).
“In my mind, if it wasn’t for my friends in the [LGBTQ] community, I would have fallen into a bigger ‘depression’ than I did before,” she acknowledged. They accepted me when nobody else did.”“The audience was so amazing, and I remembered how much I loved wrestling and being a character only I can be,” Melina said.
“I know I hold onto bad stuff, and I was trying to recover from traumas, but I missed it.”Now she regularly makes appearances at independent wrestling events, gatherings like Comi Con, Wrestle Con and Drag Con, basically any opportunity to interact with the fans she loves.
“When it comes to acknowledging true feelings, no one should ever tell you to hide that and ‘Oh, just get over it!
’” she said seemingly as much to herself as anyone else dealing with a similar situation.
The Latina emphatically refused to place blame on WWE or specific individuals, instead describing the scenario as “a perfect storm.” However, she emphasized those experiences often eclipsed her ability to appreciate success.“At the time, it felt like, ‘What did I do [in wrestling]?
’ – especially since it felt like the whole world hated me. “I’m such a tender-hearted person, it all Trying to cope while continuing to work the grueling WWE schedule was a juggling act.
However, the LGBTQ community, some knowingly and others without realizing how meaningful their voices were, helped.He is currently signed to WWE, where he is a free agent who appears for both the Raw and Smack Down brands.Cena started his professional wrestling career in 1999 with Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW) and won the UPW Heavyweight Championship the following year.Whereas she was portraying a scripted role, fans accepted what they saw on television as fact.She “didn’t know how to cope” with being called “a slut” by the masses.