In early 2002, Cheerleader Melissa had aligned herself with the Blackout Army, one of APW's toughest collection of thugs. In this match, Melissa had a chance to wrestle against APW Internet Heavyweight Champion, James Choi for the title. Melissa surprised everyone in attendance by asking the Blackout Army to leave ringside. Melissa wanted this to be a one-on-one match, without any interference. Watch this match to see Cheerleader Melissa early in her career.