During a podcast interview with Jim Ross, Melina talked about her release from WWE. She stated that she is now over it and has accepted that it was something that needed to happen. The 36 year old now understands that the company needed to clear roster spots for fresher faces. She also reiterated that the rumors about backstage heat leading to her departure were not true. She was not nearly as crazy as her character was.
March 22, 2015
When the unpopular firing of Jim Ross took place, many felt that he was being punished by WWE because Ric Flair was drunk at a public event. That has led people to speculate about backstage heat between the two. Apparently, that is far from the case, as Ross and Flair get along just fine. The two of them still share a mutual sense of admiration and respect towards one another. Ross does not blame Flair for no longer being with the company.
February 26, 2015
When Tara left TNA, there was a feeling that there was some backstage heat between she and the company. Not a lot of details were leaked back then. That has changed now. During a podcast interview with Jim Ross, she revealed that she has a ton of backstage heat towards Dixie Carter. The veteran performer was upset that the company did not acknowledge the extra work she did with promotions when they were in Chicago.
January 22, 2015
It appears that there might be some backstage heat between Josh Mathews, who is now the lead commentator for TNA, and Jim Ross. The two of them engaged in an awkward discussion through social media about UFC going up against the NFL on Sunday night. Mathews took a jab at Ross for being old and instructed him to walk away from the limelight. Ross even noted that he was not expecting such comments from Mathews.
January 19, 2015