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ARE YOU A TALKER OR A DOER?

This selected blog was from the the old RealMelina.com and may also be in character, but was one of the chosen few by Melina to be viewed on this new site.

 

I’m going to touch base on a lot of things in this blog. I just know there is a lot of pressure on so many levels and a lot of emotions going into Summer Slam this sunday. I have been sidelined for SO long yet this is all happening so fast. But I am thankful it is all happening the way it is because Summer Slam is in Los Angeles and I will have my family there. Not all of the them have been to a live event and to have it be Summer Slam AND a Title Match…. It’s unreal and utterly perfect. Win or Lose, I have accomplished so much. That is something no one can take away from me and I can’t lose.

Now talking about the title. Any title is an honor and a privilege. A victory of what you have accomplished and what you have gone through in life. I have fought through so much on this road. I still kept on the path because I knew in my heart what I was capable of, what my heart loved and what I was eager to be better at. The championship is a symbol that I was worthy, that I had a purpose. It was a reward for all that I have been through and sacrificed. When I think of all the people who said it couldn’t be done and wanted to see me fail. I know I have said all this before and how holding it gives you flashes of all the greats who have held it before you. It is a symbol of respect, dedication, perseverance and sacrifice. Perhaps not all people win the title for those reasons but the ones who last, the ones who keep fighting for it, do. Even when great champions lose the title….. everything the title represents still stands true; and is always worth fighting for.

Life is unpredictable and in wrestling, the best wrestler in the world can lose on any given day. It doesn’t mean they aren’t good enough, strong enough or they’re losing their touch. It probably wasn’t their day or there may have been a simple mistake that can lead to a loss…. we are only human. It is what we do after a loss that determines our strength of character and if we are worthy to hold a title. The truth is, win or lose this Sunday, I’m extraordinarily grateful to simply be back in the ring.

I know we see wrestlers come back from injury as if the injury never happened; but it did. The pain and frustration is all too real. The surgeries are real. The physical therapy is real. And the heartache from it is ALL real. But together with that is the love and the passion that I feel with coming back; pushing through the pain and the fear. No one comes back from injury as strong physically as we were before; but I have become stronger mentally. Isn’t that something?! The will of man (or woman :p).

I’m not in the shape I was prior to injury, or in the shape I will be in a month from now, but I am back to training harder than ever, to get better. I can’t miraculously be perfection after being out for 8 months. Others may be able to; but, unfortunately, I am not them. I am proud of how far I’ve come in recovery. I will be be better than I have ever been and I will continue to make these strides and aim for that championship. I won’t rest until I get it back.

I have this quote in my head from Boondock Saint’s 2…. This may not be exact but I think it goes like this:

“You got two kinds of people in this world. You’ve got your talkers, and you’ve got your doers. Most people are just talkers. All they got is talk. But when all is said and done, the doer’s change the world. And when they do that, they change us. And that’s why we never forget them. So which one are you. Do you just talk about it, or do you want to do something about it?”

The Original Most Dominant Diva in the WWE & a DOer!

-Melina

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