Fan Voted Year-End Awards 2011: WWE Diva of the Year

The results are in! Over the past two weeks you have been voting in your thousands for the winners of the 2011 Fan Voted Year-End Awards. All of the votes have been counted and verified, and it’s now time to reveal who you’ve picked…

WWE Diva of the Year

The nominees were:

AJ
Alicia Fox
Beth Phoenix
Brie Bella
Eve Torres
Kaitlyn
Kelly Kelly
Layla
Maxine
Natalya
Nikki Bella
Rosa Mendes
Tamina
Vickie Guerrero

And the winner is…

Beth Phoenix – 31%

Runners-Up:
Kelly Kelly – 29%
Eve Torres – 7%

Did the right person win? Tell us what you think in the comments or by tweeting @divadirt.

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  • KHARMA DESTRUCTION

    WHAT???

  • Isobel Lynette

    HUH????????????????????

    • Jamesgangforever

      My exact thoughts.

  • Tamms

    Congrats to Beth I Think Kelly should have won but its how the fans voted so.

    • Brett

      I agree.

  • Adaaam

    I’m sorry but that’s BS.

    • WWEStarInTraining

      How, Im glad fans r looking at talent instead of sex appeal.

  • Juan

    yay kelly didn’t win! Aksana , maxine , & Kharma weren’t even nominated.. I voted Jillian but oh well

    • Tamms

      I think they werent nominates because they werent there long enough and Jillian wasnt there at all this year

      • KHARMA DESTRUCTION

        How did you vote for Jillian???

    • Flawless

      Jillian o_O xD

  • MadisonMaryse

    Let’s forget the first 6 months of the year where Beth did….well… nothing.

    Diva of the year not Diva of the half year or Diva of the month.

  • chrislandee

    #pinupstrong

  • Juan

    if eve got 7% imagine what natalya got…. that jobber

  • http://www.aim.com kleinberg97

    wtf kelly kelly clearly had the best year
    1. defended edge’s world heavyweight championship
    2. became divas champion
    3. beat beth twice
    4. if you think about it led a stable
    5. improved in the ring

    • Juan

      umm shut up… the readers (us) voted for this so dont blame diva dirt!

      • Tamms

        I Dont think he/shes blaming Diva-Dirt I think he/shes just shocked that Kelly didnt win because on paper Kelly had the best year while Beth Didnt but this is based on Fan voting not actualy accomplishments

        • Brett

          Agreed

        • http://www.aim.com kleinberg97

          thank you

        • http://www.aim.com kleinberg97

          well the readers are concentrated about in ring talent but if you compare what they did this year kelly was more successful and the readers are always hating on kelly anyway

      • http://www.youtube.com/RingVixens Teri

        uh, juan… where in kleinberg’s comment did he “blame diva dirt”?

    • KHARMA DESTRUCTION

      Maxim cover girl, Slammy Award winner, etc…

      • Juan

        @TERI well umm sorry for reading it wrong? jeez!

    • http://www.aim.com kleinberg97

      6. maxim cover girl

    • missawesomeness

      @KLEINBERG97 thats how kelly was booked your saying it as if she took control. and besides a stinkface and ass slap is improvement?

    • JamieKym

      @Kleinberg

      1. It should’ve been Kaitlyn
      2. Not deserved
      3. Okay both in fluke fashion
      4. Led an ALLIANCE
      5. Improved a little bit but still not noticeable

  • http://www.tpwprowrestling.freeforums.org Juan

    What!! That’s a load of BS… Kelly should of had this in he bag!! And I don’t even like Kelly -.- oh well congrats to Beth!

  • Brett

    No offense to her because she is very talented, but what did she do this year?

    • chrislandee

      I’d love to see the complete percentages for each nomination.

      DD should do that for next year.

      • chrislandee

        oops, didn’t mean to make that a reply lol

    • adifferentsame

      Won the Divas Championship for the first time, became the division’s top heel, started the pin up strong movement and delivered several strong PPV outings.

      Personally I’m surprised she won given Kelly’s immense popularity, but I guess she’s less polarising.

      • Brett

        I agree with everything you said and I know she did that but that was like half way in the year thats all im saying

  • melina prez

    OMFG i thought kelly had this in the bad (sadly) but this completely shocked me ! Wow im stunned ! But it was close

  • Jake

    smh

  • dah-dah-dah-diva

    Whoever is arguing is a fool. I’m SO happy Diva-Dirt announced Beth as our winner. I was starting to think that they were supporting and pushing “talent” like Kelly when in reality she’d be nowhere without Beth and Nattie jobbing to her and the WWE actually getting a storyline going. Any other Diva could have done just as good if not better then Kelly with the time and story she got.

    The fans, especially the younger fans, who weren’t really watching wrestling weeky during the Trish and Jazz, Trish and Molly, and Trish and Victoria feuds need to STOP supporting these lame Divas. I don’t mean to sound mean but if you guys show no interest and speak out about wanting REAL wrestlers pushed then we might see some kind of shift.

    Yet everyone has been praising Kelly lately. Now the WWE idiots know they can brainwash fans with their rehearsed, gymnastic Kelly Kelly moves when we can actually have a good solid match with two experienced women.

    • TheLadySamantha

      Agreed. Other than looks, I really don’t see what other people see in Kelly. Diva of the year isn’t just based on how good a year a Diva has had, its everything all rolled into one. I’m glad Kelly didn’t win this, because otherwise it would just seem everyone is praising Kelly for “skills” that aren’t even up to standard.

      • Tamms

        But if you look at it on Paper Kelly had the text book year. Whether her skills arent up to par with some or what I mean honestly I hate when people say that she is bad in the ring. Shes not that bad in the ring.

        • TheLadySamantha

          She might not be THAT bad, but she definitely is bad. We’ve even seen her hesitate to run the ropes properly.

        • mariah.

          She really isn’t. There has been MUCH worse, some of which have held the Women’s Championship.

      • http://xlittlemissobsessive.tumblr.com/ kellytrishfan

        Sorry. But Diva of The Year is actually based on how good of a year the Diva has had. Lol. That’s where the title originates, it’s based off of what Diva had the best year, overall, out of all the other Divas. I think that’s where it gets foggy. When people see someone like Kelly win it, they’re just like, well WTF, she hasn’t improved. But it’s not Most Improved (which Brooke respectively won) Kelly has had a great year. Where as Beth, while she is a great wrestler, I don’t think she’s nearly had that great of a year. It’s just been really really underwhelming. But, I know that the fans here stand behind her so I’m not shocked nor upset.

        • mariah.

          ^This

    • mariah.

      The award is actually not based on talent. It’s supposed to be awarded to the Diva who had the best year — that is Kelly Kelly. Everyone, even the people who dislike Kelly and the people who probably have more knowledge about women’s wrestling than you or I, can admit that. Let’s not be delusional.

      • TheLadySamantha

        I never said that Diva of the year was based on talent, I said it was based on everything. Not just talent, and not just how good a year a Diva has had.

        • BellaBaby

          See, u are wrong when u say it’s not just about how good a year a diva had. Because it is about that. It is about what happened in 2011 not in 06-07 when Kelly was stripping on Ecw, so based on 2011 I feel Kelly had the best year because she was doing important stuff through the whole year, while in the beginning Beth was lucky to fight on wwe superstars.

        • dah-dah-dah-diva

          To me Kelly didn’t have the best year. She had a huge opportunity to step it up and be the next Trish Stratus of this generation. That’s what the WWE does. They put you in a feud to see if you sink or swim. Kelly didn’t capatalize AT all. We saw the same basic boring shit she does every week, except she added a lou thesz press into her move-set.

          Some people are so delusional. Why do you guys think girls like Mickie, Melina and McCool got the spotlight that they did? Because they capatalized on the chances they were given and took shit to new heights. Mickie was amazing in her feud with Trish, Melina had a huge role in MnM and shined even more once she got ring time and McCool evolved so fast in the ring that it’s amazing to see her work as a face on Smackdown. She was quick, on-point and had a very good movement in the ring. You could tell she worked her ASS off.

          Kelly has been around for like what? 5 years? I barely see any improvement from her. I mean, guys look at her early matches with Victoria. There’s not much of a difference. She isn’t SHINING at all. The feud itself made her shine. The fact that she’s hot and Beth is a big girl along with Nattie put her over.

          For me, personally, the Diva who had the best year would probably be AJ or Kaitlyn. Their stuff on NXT is amazing. Maxine is one to REALLY watch out for. She is not perfect in the ring but she knows what she’s doing, her character is on point and she just has this devious energy about her that’s really going to shine when she’s given the spotlight. AJ is just really fluid in the ring and really knows how to work a match. These girls, especially Maxine, have come really far and have consistently had better matches then Kelly, Eve, Beth and even Natalya who decides to scream “wanna cry” in matches instead of actually doing something effective and strong for her character.

  • LayTorres

    Readers clearly knew that Princess K2 had an amazing year…as I have stated earlier in my comments that 2011 was 20K2. But I seriously have no idea Why they voted Beth. I voted for K2 . That’s pretty shocking.

    • http://www.twitter.com/xTeamK2 Blonde Bombshell

      Because a lot of people hate on Kelly, and Beth’s pretty overrated, so, given the chance to top K2 with another Diva, the readers of Diva Dirt will always take it.

      • Bethinho

        sure Beth is overrated,recognizing that she´s talented and can carry a match very well is overrating….

  • http://www.twitter.com/xTeamK2 Blonde Bombshell

    Well, considering most part of Diva Dirt readers HATE Kelly, that didn’t shock me that much.

    • mariah.

      True…

      • chrislandee

        it was a 2% difference…..it’s not like beth got 85% of the vote or something

    • missawesomeness

      and the k2 fan is upset. seriously

  • mariah.

    I’m sorry… I mean Kelly has her flaws, but there is no denying that she was THE Diva of the Year by a landslide! I guess the haters will always hate no matter what.

    • LayTorres

      Hey I am not a fan of K2…but I voted for her clearly based on the fact that she did great this year. So not all haters are that stupid to admit a clear cut fact.

      • mariah.

        True. I totally wasn’t calling out all the people who aren’t fans of Kelly Kelly, just the ones who are too stubborn and delusional to realize how big she was in 2011.

        • BellaBaby

          I agree with u guys people hate on her so much and that’s fine but at least give credit when it is do

  • Melina&Mickie4ever!

    I dont understand How a FAN based poll can take any credit on Kelly Kelly’s year. Come on now…

    • mariah.

      Very true.

      • http://twitter.com/cookiewwediva Cookie

        lol agree what do you mean melina & mickie4ever

  • mariah.

    Congrats to Beth though. Definitely not trying to take anything away from her, because God knows how hard she works :)

  • shameronstar

    I think it’s funny that if Kelly won everyone would have said Beth would have gotten screwed, but since Beth won everyone’s saying Kelly got screwed! I’m I the only person who thinks there’s something wrong with that?

    • http://xlittlemissobsessive.tumblr.com/ kellytrishfan

      Lolno. People complained that Kelly won “Woman Of The Year,” based off of DD’s opinion and people said they were being biased. Beth won “Diva Of The Year” based off of the fan’s vote, and people are saying they’re being biased. No one is really going to ever be happy.

    • Melina&Mickie4ever!

      No it seems its only the both of us..lol

      Why ? Because Beth Pheonix Winning A Fan Based Poll Match Takes ALL Of Kelly’s hard work she did in 2011 away from her….yup thats right…lol

    • shannymac

      People will get pissed about anything.

      • http://xlittlemissobsessive.tumblr.com/ kellytrishfan

        @ShannyMac – Agreed.

    • Flawless

      EXACTLY. people are just looking for a reason to complain

  • shannymac

    LMAO, I love all the ~controversy~ that these end of the year awards are causing.

    To the Kelly fans, not everyone who doesn’t like Kelly is a “hater.” Some people simply don’t feel that she is a very good wrestler or that she is particularly entertaining. She won DD’s Woman of the Year award yesterday, so why are you bitching about this?

    Though Kelly had an overall stornger push this year, you cannot deny that Beth has been working very hard and has helped to put on some of 2011′ stand-out matches. Compare Kelly’s matches with Beth to her matches with The Bellas, Tamina, or almost anyone else, and then come back and tell me that Beth wasn’t working her ass of to make those matches what they were.

  • Jhonmarco

    This is Diva of the Year, Beth did nothing for 7 months & hasn’t been booked like she should be.

    • mariah.

      Lol, that’s all I’m saying. Kharma has made a bigger impact and she’s only been active for a month. I guess it’s whatever… just a little caught off guard, which can be shown in my earlier comments :P

  • sugarrush28

    I’m not for or against Kelly as a wrestler but I do think out of all the divas she was diva of the Year. I think Kelly was robbed

  • Melina&Mickie4ever!

    I need someone to really answer this ? for me…

    What is the difference between Kelly Kelly being #1 Women Of The Year based on The D.D Staff opinion vise versa Kelly Kelly almost winning Diva Of The Year via Fan based vote ? LOL

  • chrislandee

    Can’t I just bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy???

    • mariah.

      Dead… that’s all folks.

      • http://xlittlemissobsessive.tumblr.com/ kellytrishfan

        Lmfao!