Melina returned from injury on the November 24 episode of Raw, teaming with former rivals Mickie James and Candice Michelle to defeat Phoenix, Jillian Hall, and.
On August 5, Melina appeared as a villainess at 's helping in his match against by hitting El Patron with his title belt while the referee was knocked down.
The storyline with Henry continued into the next year.
On October 5, 2017, she left the title vacated due to injury, ending her reign at 350 days.
At the pay-per-view, Melina competed in the first ever women's against Beth Phoenix, but was unsuccessful.
However, her reign at the top was interrupted, and after eight months of inactivity due to injury, Melina returned and won a belt that she never lost.