Candy-Coated, No. 7

Candy-Coated, No. 7

This week: Heart is more powerful than experience.

Since a week ago, I have been preparing to defend my championship at The Great American Bash. If I thought making it to where I am now was hard, the real work has only just begun. I swear every moment is consumed with preparation for this match. I had a vision of winning the championship before Vengeance, and now I have expanded that vision.

A vision is more than just seeing. I had envisioned myself winning it several times. I pictured the three-count, the championship in my hands, and the emotion of holding it up for the first time. I even saw myself walking back up the ramp as the new WWE Women's Champion. However, it took more than that vision to make it a reality. I knew I was ready to make sacrifices, and dedicated myself to the vision I had written on the tablet of my heart. My vision has expanded to being a great champion. In being a great champion, I will give it everything I have. I have learned that heart is more powerful than experience. I am gaining experience on a daily basis, but you can't gain heart! (Sorry, Melina.)

Now don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't think Melina has worked hard to get where she is, or that she doesn't give it her all. One thing I will never do is underestimate my opponent. This has obviously been a drawback for Melina, seeing as she still doesn't take me seriously. You think she may have learned something after Vengeance! I am going into this match with desire, passion and a positive heart. Melina may have dedication and be determined, but she's going in with desperation. With that in mind, I will be ready for anything she brings my way!

Being from Wisconsin, I have grown up wearing my heart on my sleeve. I come from a place where you trust and respect one another. In this business, wearing your heart on your sleeve can be very dangerous, and I've had it smacked around a few times. I thought for a while that I can't be this way if I want to stay on top. Then, I realized that I am not going to change who I am. I am not going to succumb to the negative energy and childlike games. I am going to stand up for who I am and what I believe in.

With heart, there are no limits to what I can do, and no one can take that away from me. With The Great American Bash right around the corner, my vision is set, and I will be ready. I will be wearing my heart on my sleeve, and will defend my championship!

It's a wrap!
Sweet Dreams,
Candice Michelle
"The Champ!"

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