On this day in history, 13 years ago, Candice Michelle defeated Melina to become the new WWE Women’s Champion. The Candy-licious Diva had been in pursuit of the title after scoring numerous victories over Melina in non-title action, both in one-on-one encounters and tag matches. The heated rivalry between the two Raw Divas included the Pudding Match at One Night Stand, which Candice also won.
Despite the aggressiveness of the champion in front of the sold-out crowd at the Toyota Center in Houston, Candice was able to complete her journey from cover girl to champion with a spinning heel kick to shock Melina. After her victory, the newly crowned champion let her emotions out, with her newly-won gold in hand, much to the disgust of the A-list Diva.