Chris Benoit was one of the best pro wrestlers to have ever stepped foot inside the squared circle. He made his mark all over the world in various pro wrestling companies. Sadly, the tragic way his life ended soured any legacy he left in the ring. That said, it seems he once took Melina to wrestler’s court for flirting with him.

During his time in WWE, Chris Benoit interacted with female wrestlers, which included Melina. Melina made her debut on the main roster in 2005. Despite sharing the ring with several male wrestlers, Melina never had a chance to work with Chris Benoit.

However, rumors circulated that Chris Benoit accused Melina of making advances towards him while they were in a hotel gym together.

While speaking during a recent episode of Cafe de Rene, former WWE Superstar Paul London talked about the incident. London, who was present at the trial, noted that Benoit’s behavior during the hearing was unusual. He described how Benoit claimed that Melina approached him while he was on a treadmill and began to express her comfort around him.


The details of the alleged incident were trivial and unimportant, leading London to question the legitimacy of Benoit’s claims. Despite this, people close to Melina turned on her during the trial due to the pressure of the entire wrestling roster being present in the room.

“It was a different side of Chris. Like he’s talking about that they were at some hotel gym and he was on a treadmill and she apparently got on a treadmill next to him even though there are all these empty treadmills and how she started like telling him that she felt comfortable around him and lik felt most at peace when she was near him. But the way he was saying it was making it… it wasn’t so much like he was like, ‘she touched my hand.’ I can’t remember what it was but it was just one of those thing where you’re thinking like, ‘this is all bullsht.’ like ‘Who gives a f*k? Who cares?’

All these people were turning on her that she thought were her friends. But because they felt that pressure of the whole roster being in that big ballroom expecting them to say the dirt or say something to put her in a bad light (…) It’s very high school. At least it was. But that is the only thing I remember about that rumor and I don’t know that anything ever came out of that. You know, Joey and Johnny were the only two that were really ‘called to the stand’ to speak up on her behalf. Obviously, because they were all a team but it was just weird. I don’t know, it was kinda gross.”

Melina had a lot of controversy in WWE during her time in the company and this is simply one of many instances. As for Benoit, his legacy will forever remain tarnished after his double murder-suicide in 2007. Regardless, fans are not shocked by this kind of story.

What’s your take on this Chris Benoit story? Are you shocked by it? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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