Raw Redux (February 13th, 2012): Zack and Eve Could Have Had It All…

Ahem… Dear Zack Ryder. I know you’re probably laid up in your hospital bed right now, and honestly, I really have no idea if you’ve even regained consciousness, but seriously, being conscious is sometimes overrated because look what happened to you on Raw when you were able to make your own decisions. And you know, that’s totally why I’m writing you. My name is Cryssi and I’m 27 years old. I’m single (.. I just have, you know, a non-boyfriend boyfriend), fun-loving, and all-around fun person. I enjoy partying, Bud Light Lime (which just happens to be your beer of choice), and I think Princess Leia (both of them…) are total losers! I will say I got a teensy bit jealous when Prince Dolph made out with Princess Leia on Z! True Long Island Story, because I’m a Dolph Ziggler kind of girl (… meaning I want to lay in bed with him and cuddle, while we whisper Archer quotes to one another), but that’s completely irrelevant. What matters is that your heart is broken right now and I want to be the one to help you mend it. I’m a great nurse (… I do own fishnets and red lipstick), and I think we would be a totally cute couple. And no, I won’t do you like Eve Torres. I won’t let John Cena rescue me from the clutches of Kane and kiss him in one intensely hot moment of unbridled passion. And I will certainly reserve my bedroom eyes for you and you only.

Until Dawlf comes around…

Ahem. Anyway, here’s my number. Call me when you come out of your coma. That bump off the stage looked soooooooooo brutal! 1-251-75…

Wait… sorry. I’m supposed to writing a Redux. No one was supposed to see my personal thoughts on the Zack Ryder tragedy and you certainly weren’t supposed to see how I would use it to my advantage. Every girl wants a hot Valentine and Ryder is totally hot. I mean not many guys would show up to Raw in their wheelchair, while sporting their back brace, and try to give their girl flowers and candy. Eve… damn you. How could you be so cruel?!

For those of you who didn’t witness the ULTIMATE BETRAYAL live last night on Raw, allow me to recap what happened.

Can you believe that shit?! Eve throwing herself at John Cena knowing darn well that Zack loves her and John loves Zack. How dare she? Zack was ready to give her everything. THEY COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL! We all saw how angry Cena got earlier in the show when he discovered that Zack’s flowers and candy weren’t for him. Why else would he make Zack stay in his lockerroom with a false promise of bringing Eve to him?! I don’t want to sit here and speculate that Cena never planned on bringing Eve to Zack; she could have very well gotten herself kidnapped first.

Yeah, Eve. You got yourself kidnapped by Kane and you know what, that’s totally fine. You led poor Zack Ryder on for weeks and you knew exactly what you were doing. You knew darn well that The Marine couldn’t resist a damsel in distress and you set this whole situation up so he would finally come to your rescue. You knew it wouldn’t take Superman a mere 47 hours to change a tire. You knew he could get that thing off in seven seconds flat. So when your life was in peril, and Kane was about to drive off in that ambulance, you pretended you couldn’t open the door right away. You timed it just so that you could fling the door open in the most dramatic of ways and throw yourself in the strong, well muscled arms of John Cena. Was it his rap skills that did it for you, Eve? Is it because he’s the Doctor of Thugamonics? Is it because you once pictured yourself marrying him at Madison Square Garden during WrestleMania while he rapped his vows to you? Wait a second, that’s my freaking fantasy! WHY DID YOU DO IT, EVE?! Why did you kiss John Cena after he wrapped those gorgeous arms of his tightly around your waist??

And why did you do it knowing Zack would be there to watch?

And you know, it only got worse…

“I just want to be friends.”

Well, guess what? A man and a woman can never be JUST friends. The San Jose crowd knew it. Oh they did. The reaction they gave you, Eve, after you uttered the most male ego-crushing phrase on the planet was beautiful. They let you have it. You got true heel heat and it was music to my ears. You’ve worked hard, Eve, I will not begrudge you that. The crowd has just never responded to you like they should have, myself included. But tonight, tonight you brought out the emotions thanks to that awful little sentence. I wept for Zack Ryder.

Do I even need to bother? Zack Ryder not only had his heart broken and his ego crushed, his entire body was shattered when Kane carelessly threw him off the stage after telling Cena just how sick he was. Wow.

Words can’t even begin to describe what I witnessed on Raw tonight. It was the absolute most beautiful thing ever and while I ranted and raved up there about just how bad of a person Eve is for breaking poor Zack Ryder’s heart… I would have done THE SAME THING! There is nothing in this world wrong with wanting a Louis Vuitton bag instead of a Coach bag, and let’s be honest. John Cena is soooo LV compared to Zack’s Coach status. Why would I want boring shoes from Dillards when I could have Louboutins or Jimmy Choos?!

Eve… you go, girl, with your #HEEL self. Tonight was your night.

I supposed it’s fair to say that it was Tamina‘s night as well, but on a much lesser scale. Not taking anything away from the Warrior Princess, of course, but it really was Eve’s night. That said, we got to see Tamina in action against Brie Bella, while Nikki stood at ringside and Beth Phoenix was on commentary.

My poor beloved Bellas. It sucks being a heel sometimes.

The match wasn’t bad, just short. Tamina has improved leaps and bounds and even though I want her to get a new outfit so I can take her more seriously, I do believe she is a legit threat to Beth’s championship.

Okay, I don’t. I even bet my phone number on it, and trust me if I lose said bet, I won’t be giving my phone number to Zack Ryder. Sigh.

At this point, Tamina isn’t ready to the hold championship. I think she’s just being a fill-in for Kharma, or who knows who else. In the past I would have said Natalya, but after what they’ve done to her on SmackDown, I don’t see how she can ever be taken seriously as a championship threat or dominant Diva again. What I do feel and what I firmly believe is that Tamina will give Beth a run for her money this Sunday at the Elimination Chamber. The match is a much needed breath of fresh air and I can’t wait to see how well the two click. Beth has done wonders for Kelly and Eve, so I’m excited to see what type of match she can pull out of Tamina.

Phew… what a night on Raw. Didn’t even get into the opening and how Vickie Guerrero was able to assert herself, but here’s the clip if you guys want your weekly dose of our favorite cougar.

Time to call it a day, my friends. Raw was simply wonderful this week. I couldn’t have asked for a better show. I hope each and every one of you have a great Valentine’s Day with your loved one. For those that don’t have a special someone, remember that you are your own special someone. Enjoy being single and embrace the fact that you never, ever have to share a single chocolate candy with anyone else.

Until next week, I hope… Cryssi out!

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

    Man, Eve got boo’d hardcore, haha

    Overall, very solid episode of Raw, kinda pumped to see what Tamina vs Beth brings.

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

      Btw, I guess now we know what to do everytime we need to turn a diva heel. Have them cheat on valentines day.

  • revivingophelia

    Okay, this Redux had me laughing out loud… For some reason, I was especially amused by the line about the fantasy of getting married at WM with Cena rapping his vows. :-)

  • revivingophelia

    Oh, and side note: I have to agree. I would have done the same thing, too. I mean… Cena or Zack? I’d go for Cena.

  • Melina&Mickie4ever!

    #ThatAwkwardSlience when Eve walks back into the divas locker room. The whispers.

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

      hahaha

    • Jhonmarco

      Lmao!

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

      If anything, I’m sure once Eve walks back into the divas locker room, Kelly will yell at her for being a whore while Alicia comforts her.

      “ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW??”

      “Are you okay gurrrl? Cause I’m okay, are you okay?”

      • Jhonmarco

        LMFAO I imagine Alicia would say something meaningless with the word foxy in there.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

        LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im DEAD!

        • Melina&Mickie4ever!

          Lmao! @Teri
          or maybe it should go like this

          *Eve Walks in*
          *Tamina stops in front of her bites her apple shakes her head and leaves*
          *Natalya’s at the door with a box of soft kleenex tissues*
          Natalya:Aw! You gonna cry eve.
          Eve:*eve cries*
          Beth:Ding Tramp Ding
          Kelly:ARE YOU KIDDDING ME BETH & NATALYA ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME!!!!!
          *Beth & Natalya walks out*
          Alicia:Is Zack gonna be okay ?
          Eve:Did you not see what happened out there ?
          Kelly:Its okay gurl we’re here for you.
          Eve:Really where were you when I was being kiddnapped by Kane and thrown into the ambulance.
          Nikki Bella:Thrown ?
          Brie Bella: or walked in ?
          *Eve , Kelly & Alicia stare at the bellas*
          Eve:All you divas are the same. You guys dont care about anybody but yourselfs. *storms off*
          Alicia:Mmmmmmmm
          Kelly : Come on Eve…

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

          “Eve:Really where were you when I was being kiddnapped by Kane and thrown into the ambulance.
          Nikki Bella:Thrown ?
          Brie Bella: or walked in ?”
          LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im done!
          You’re still on the roll from last night? More Please? lmfaoooooooo

      • http://montesken.tumblr.com/ no rain

        ROFL!!! at the alicia comment i would die xD

      • eveandtrish

        LMFAO! Walked in or thrown in.

  • WWFoverWWE

    If I was Eve, I would choose Zack because he really cares.

    Tamina vs. Beth should be a good one.

  • DaWayne999

    So shocking that eve has done what beth couldnt do and that’s get over in a matter of what 20 seconds.The kiss was the low blow, and it was one hell of a kiss, but the friend zone put the nail in the coffin. Eve has done what no other diva out of the current crop of girls or mickie and melina era has done. And that was get trish/lita type heat. I honestly have not heard a diva get that much heat in years. The greatest part about this storyline is that eve is officially going heel. There is no way in hell that the wwe universe is going to accept her as a face after last night, and I am loving every part of it.
    Eve may not have got the face reaction that she should have, and she may have not been the best face, but as a heel I think this girl will take over

    • Jhonmarco

      Well on one night she got heat. Just about every person has gotten a reaction at least one time, Laycool even got reactions at times. The key is keeping that reaction.

      • DaWayne999

        I see it as people finally have a legit reason to hate the girl. Like she has really become the most hated diva since lita I think. Well the IWC hated her before, but they are going crazy now

    • revivingophelia

      Now they just have to find a way to keep going with this. Seriously, though, the best way to get the divas over is to have them involved in story lines with some of the superstars. It doesn’t even have to be romantic. They can be friends, managers, etc. But to get over with the crowd, they need the on-screen time and something to do. Sixty second matches once a week just aren’t going to cut it. Eve (and AJ over on SD) are getting it now, and after last night… Well, it’s certainly paying off for Eve.

    • trishfan11

      One major aspect of the heat was the fact that the crowd was in to it. I have seen that recently, a lot of the crowds have been dead whenever a diva is involved. In this case, it may very well have been an instance of a diva being involved in a storyline with major superstars. Still, from a lot of accounts, the crowd was a good one. Wrestling needs crowds like that – ones that know when the boo and when to cheer. Of course, some of the storylines WWE does are idiotic and warrant a dead crowd but this was worthy of a good reaction and the crowd let Eve have it. I hope she can get her heat going in the next few weeks and establishes herself as a true heel.

      • redsandman99

        It definitely helps that the crowd was into it. There have been some Raws where the crowd is into like next to nothing and it sucks the life out of everything. I think Eve definitely got heat from the males in the crowd when she friend zoned Zack. It was like collective groan when she did that to him.

  • KELLYKELLY27

    THEY COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL ROLLING IN THE DEEP! EVE HAD ZACK’S HEART INSIDE OF HER HANDS, AND SHE PLAYED IT TO THE BEAT. BUT NEVERMIND HE’LL FIND SOMEONE LIKE EVE AS HE SETS FIRE TO THE RAIN AND WATCH IT POUR AS HE TOUCHED HER FACE. WELL IT BURNED WHILE HE CRIED CAUSE HE HEARD IT SCREAMING OUT EVE’S NAME, HE SET FIRE TO THE RAIN AS HE GOT THROWN INTO THE FLAMES, WELL IT FELT SOMETHING DIED CAUSE HE KNEW THAT, THAT WAS THE LAST TIME.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/ElectricMVx No Holds Barred

      oh my

  • Jhonmarco

    Ouch, sucks for Zack. And I was SO jealous of Cena last night! :( the match did what it was supposed, set up Beth/Tamina at EC. That said, it was pretty sloppy. I predict Beth & Tamina having a good match this Sunday, though I do think some people’s expectations of Tamina & her match at EC are too high.

  • KELLYKELLY27

    I wish Kelly would have been in Eve’s spot. Since she has a history of being kidnapped by Kane.

    • WWFoverWWE

      Maybe Zack will kiss kelly (Eve’s bff) to get his payback for Eve and Cena kissing?

    • A.E

      nah yeah eve’s acting maybe awful but kelly’s acting are ten times worst

      • trishfan11

        Exactly. Kelly’s acting sucks and compared to that, Eve is worthy of an Oscar. Kelly would have ruined that segment with her acting. And kissing Kelly, in my opinion, would be a marginal moral victory for Zack primarily because Kelly is not as hot as Eve. Like I mentioned in an earlier post, Kelly is just blonde and thin. Eve is beautiful, sexy, intelligent, athletic and has curves.

        • Raekon

          Naaahhhh you guys!

          Kelly would had “nailed it” by:
          – buttslapping cena
          – stinkfacing Zack
          – start screaming “come on cena, come on cena”
          – then screaming back “are you freaking kidding me Zack???”.

  • redsandman99

    Okay match with Brie and Tamina. Would have liked it to be longer but whatever. I’m looking forward to Beth and Tamina at the ppv.

    Poor Ryder. He gets his heart broken followed by getting demolished yet again. I’m actually kind of enjoying this Eve/Ryder/Cena/Kane saga more than I thought I would. It’s so completely soap opera yet more entertaining than it has any right to be.

  • Marlon Eric

    Haven’t been following the Eve/Ryder/Cena storyline..but hopefully this is the start of Eve’s rumored heel turn.

    The whole world seems to be talking about Beth Phoenix Versus Kharma. This is a dream match of epic proportions although in my personal opinion, Beth can’t even lace-up Kharma’s boots. To me, Beth has always been a poor woman’s Jazz and her Glamazon act has been beyond stale for years.

    My dream opponents for Kharma is and always will be Natalya and even at this point Tamina. Natalya is self explanatory as she is the best female worker on the roster period but Tamina is someone that doesn’t get as much credit as her much-experienced counterparts.

    She is someone who proves coming from wrestling royalty isn’t a fluke, as she’s taken to the ring quite exceptionally in the past few years. I love her style, as nothing about her ringwork speaks diva at all and seems more naturally suited to be wrestling men just like the critically-acclaimed Kharma, Beth Phoenix and Natalya. I hate that she’s just fodder for Beth and Natalya is stuck with some bullshit fart gimmick.

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

      Agreed. When I always watch Tamina perform, I can always imagine a male in her place, doing move after move. And it isn’t even about her moveset that is very undiva-like; she has a very strong fluidity to her as well.

      • trishfan11

        The thing is, Tamina does a few impressive moves but I don’t think she’s polished enough as an in-ring worker. I hope she proves me wrong.

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

          Of course she isn’t as polished as she should be, she’s still somewhat green in my eyes. In my opinion, the thing that separates her from other green-workers (other than her moveset) is her fluidity. Wrestling seems to come naturally to her.

        • Marlon Eric

          Absolutely agree Teri. And TrishFan11, I can agree to a point. She is somewhat green, but…that’s also the problem of the divas division in general. This isn’t TNA circa 2008-2010 or even TNA currently, where they have a deep female division with several experienced and/or strong talents.

          This is WWE where most of the girls get by on very basic movesets, a few impressive moves and only a handful of girls actually growing into competent or above-average performers. Tamina is really no worse than Kelly Kelly or a Bella or Eve or a Maryse or a Layla.

          Tamina’s improvement can be seen already to now from six months ago from a year ago before that.

        • trishfan11

          I agree that Tamina has a certain fluidity to her movements. But from what I have seen, I haven’t seen a marked improvement from her work a year ago – I could be wrong since WWE rarely lets the divas have long enough matches. But I think Eve and Layla are better than Tamina or the Bellas or Maryse or Kelly at this point. Layla really shored up her in-ring work when she was in LayCool and Eve’s really good in the ring, provided she is given time to show her moves. The problem is that WWE doesn’t give the divas enough in-ring time. Maxine, Naomi, AJ and Kaitlyn are better in the ring than Kelly at this point but WWE doesn’t give them a chance, unless its on NXT.

    • Bethinho

      so”Beth can´t even lace up Kharma´s boots”,”she´s a poor woman´s Jazz”….i wonder how the hell Beth ended up in wrestling with such lack of skills.

  • AKA_AK

    F*cking loved it! My girl Eve impressed the hell out of me. Girl got booed out the arena, and had more heat than Ziggler and Miz combined. Heel turn FTW.

  • Joel

    Did Melina get heat for sleeping with Batista (storyline not real life) on SmackDown? I remember she got cheers but didn’t she interfere in his match and say he violated her?

    Mickie got lots of cheers for the ‘V’ lick sign at Wrestlemania.

    Eve’s heat reminds me of Lita. Let’s hope she doesnt get ‘You’re a crackwhore’ chants.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/ElectricMVx No Holds Barred

      most fans today don’t know what a crackwhore is (since it’s PG) and if they do, I’d be worried for them.

    • DaWayne999

      Its actually funny because those same people who said those awful things about lita are the same people who want her back the most. As an eve fan, i actually would welcome the hate towards her. Its alot better, i think, to see your favorite the most hated

  • A.E

    ouch poor zack that’s what happen when superman and wounder woman kiss some one get crushed.

    as far as the match goes it was awful as hell but served it’s purpose can’t wait till Sunday.

  • jen07201

    I guess Zack Ryder’s new catch phrase will be ”Waa Waa Waa I knew it” instead of ”Woo Woo Woo You Know It”. Get well soon Brooski.

  • A.E

    for those who have hope to see eve turn heel i won’t count on it because she tweeted about the incident saying “i’am only human”

    • jen07201

      And every human kisses John Cena?

    • LadyGoDiva

      Well she may be saying that but lets wait and see if we’ll see her at EC and explain herself and her actions?

    • DaWayne999

      The reason we, well I, am believing eve will become a heel is because their is no way she can come to the wwe ring without getting a chorus of boo’s. Either creative will turn her by themselves or the wwe universe will make them turn her

    • AKA_AK

      That tweet makes it more obvious she’s turning.

  • jen07201

    I want Zack to get back at Eve in this storyline maybe start liking Kelly Kelly and making Eve jealous by rubbing it in her face.

  • Stuff

    they Want Tamina to be over this coming Sunday? Give her a match with Eve!!!

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/ElectricMVx No Holds Barred

      She’ll probably lose a tag match to DOD

  • Stuff

    on smackdown

  • LadyGoDiva

    That kiss was the shocking part for me.I felt bad for Zack because he witnessed it and had planned to give Eve flowers. What I find funny is that whoever created this storyline must have gotten the idea from a soap opera.

    Plus I like that Eve’s babyface image is tarnished alittle bit and is getting some heat which I’m kinda pleased to see because it shows how the crowd can react to the storyline.

    As for Tamina vs Beth I kinda excepted it plus I hope they pull out a great match.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

    So this is how people will remember eve’s heel turn? lol, As the girl that cheated on the most popular internet guy in the wwe with the most popular, yet hated superstar in the wwe? BRA-fucking-VO !!!!! BRAVO!!!!! WWE You have answered my prayers! This is EPICNESS. The kiss, The acting, The betrayal, The HEATTT was just PERtotheFECT ! *ClapsClaps*. I honestly dont know what to say about this other than.. Eve girl, welcome to the darkside. You have finally been treated the way you should be by the wwe universe, BOOOOOOOO!!! ;). Lets hope you become a full fledge #HEEL at the grandest stage of them all, WRESTLEMANIA. Baby here we go :D . Im excited guys :’)

    About the match, Im loving it (mcdonalds). I cant wait to watch EC. These two should be able to put something close to great, if not great. Im expecting something good tamina !

    • DaWayne999

      I know right. Im so glad they decided to turn her, most likely turn, this way instead of by her fueding with kelly. Lets be honest, this really was the best way come to think of it. Eve cheating, well kissing ryders best friend, she was never with zack, gets her major heat even some male superstars dont get. Her turning on kelly would have got her heat PROBABLY, but not like this

    • Jhonmarco

      Someone’s marking out!

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

      Dawayne999, I totally agree. I can actually see what wwe in doing right now. AJ is on SD getting over as a face, no doubt she will be the next top face. Eve is now on raw, turning heel! I can already picture it & Eve vs AJ will a feud to watch. Im just connecting the dots here though, I could be wrong :o

      Jhon, Im in another level of marking out. I was boooing her last night and tonight too! My favorite diva is a HO…I mean a Heel! Lmfaoooooo :’)

      • gl83

        @EVELOVER I would love that. Hopefully, on the road to WrestleMania, AJ begins to realize that Daniel Bryan is using and manipulating her feelings and at WM, she helps cost him the World Title, which would help her get over as many fans hate D-Bryan. Then after WM draft AJ over to Raw.

        Maybe have it be revealed that Eve was just stringing Zack along and that she was just toying with his feelings and she neer cared about him at all. In comes AJ who gets into a confrontation and brawls with her.

        In this scenario this wouldn’t just be a random face starting a feud with a Heel. But because of how AJ’s emotions were manipulated and used by Daniel Bryan for months, she would feel some sort of empathy with Zack Ryder, who’s feelings would similarly be used and manipulated by Eve.

        Then again, maybe I’m giving WWE Creative too much credit. But that would be an awesome way to kickstart a feud with those two.

        • Raekon

          @GL83 unfortunately they are taking a other way and from what it seems, AJ and Eve are both on their way to turn Heel.

          Though in Eves case I must say it would only make sense if Cena turns aswell.
          Fact is that Eve was rather only friendly with Ryder and in the first few segments they had you also saw that she were always keeping her distance to him.
          So it was rather a one sided “love”. Eve loves Zack as a friend but thats all.

          Anyway, Kaitlyn and AJ have a segment this friday on SD in which Kaitlyn tells AJ that Daniel is only using her, that she is worried and more.

          What does AJ? Gets angry on Kaitlyn and goes away. -_-

          So it looks as if they are turning both Eve and AJ to heels currently while Nattie probably turns face and when Layla comes back we have another one.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

        OMG! That!! & That is how it all starts! Next thing you know, they develop the next Trish vs Lita rivalry :D . Im calling it right now & Eve vs AJ will be that “it” rivalry. Hopefully creative does this, because I wouldn’t have it any other way. I mean, it totally makes sense. Eve & AJ are the only divas they are investing time in, right now. So, do the match & what do get ? Eve vs AJ :’)

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

          do the math* -_-

        • gl83

          @EVELOVER And if WWE is bringing back the Fatal 4-Way ppv, it would be a perfect situation since you could combine this feud with Beth/Kharma and build some hype for the Divas title match instead of looking like it was thrown together at the last minute like the one we had a couple years ago where Alicia and Gail looked out of place compared to Eve and Maryse who were feuding at that time.

        • gl83

          @RAEKON I don’t think that they are going to turn both AJ and Eve. That would leave the Diva division shorthanded on the Face side. Without them, the Faces basically consist of Kelly, Alicia and Tamina since Aksana is more of a character than a wrestler and Kaitlyn is stuck on NXT and isn’t going to be used for anything on Smackdown besides backstage segments or jobbing. A for Natalya, I don’t think that they’re turning her face with this gimmick. If anything, they are turning her into another Victoria/Jillian, a comedic Heel jobber.

          Eve and AJ’s situations are both very different. In Eve’s case she was the one who was stringing along Zack Ryder. I mean the guy suffered numerous beatings because he loved Eve. The reason he got injured in the first place was because he was trying to save her from Kane. Not to mention Zack asking her out on a date. She had to know that Zack loved her. And then to kiss Cena like that in front of a wheelchair-ridden Zack Ryder with a bouquet of roses on his lap; Even without turning Cena, there’s no way she can remain Face in this situation. Not with how popular and sympathetic Zack Ryder is and the fact that she broke his heart. They have to turn her Heel.

          Besides, Zack has gone out of his way trying to protect her from Kane, in fact his injuries, the loss of his coveted US ttile were a direct result of him trying to save Eve from Kane. Then there’s the apology. If she and Zack weren’t dating and weren’t a couple then there’s no reason for her to apologize for her actions. Fact is, she strung him along, rejected and broke Zack’s heart in the worst possible way, hours before the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s day. And many guys in the audience probably have felt the same way hence the collective groan when she “friend-zoned” him. That segment, coupled with Zack’s popularity may have killed any chance of Eve being accepted and getting over as a Face someday.

          As for AJ, her situation is different from Eve’s. Whereas from a certain perspective, Eve seems to be portrayed as someone who strung along and manipulated Zack Ryder’s feelings(albeit unintentionally), AJ, in this case, is the one who is being strung along and having her feelings manipulated. We saw her last week, tear into Michael Cole and defend the Divas division and she publicly stated that she does not blame the Big Show for the accident. So she is quite clearly a Face. She is just being used by a manipulative Heel(Daniel Bryan).

          That segment and AJ’s reaction is reasonable if you think about it. AJ’s boyfriend is being insulted, so the natural response would be to get angry and defend him. I don’t think they’re going to turn AJ Heel as she is quite clearly the Face who is just being manipulated and used by a Heel.

          Hell, a few years ago we had the same thing happen with another Diva/Superstar pairing. In that case, Maria was the innocent, oblivious Face while Dolph Ziggler was the manipualtive Heel and Melina was the concerned Face who was trying to warn her friend about him. Maria, much like AJ got angry at her friend and stormed off. Yet Maria remained Face. I see the same scenario here. On one aspect part of you is angry at AJ for remaining loyal to Daniel Bryan; but on the otherhand another part of you feels sorry for her and you feel some sympathy for her knowing that her feelings for Daniel Bryan are completely one-sided and he does not share her feelings.

          In AJ’s situation you could share some sympathy for her actions, whereas in Eve’s situation there is no sympathy for her whatsoever.

  • thejoshifanx

    I can’t wait until after Wrestlemania so some new wrestlers debut. I’m not a fan of the maineventers besides Alberto del Rio, CM Punk, and Dolph Ziggler. I also hope they have the cruiserweight show since I like that style of wrestling. I’m tired of seeing Smackdown wrestlers on RAW vise versa so much too. CM Punk was fantastic this week though :).

  • She’sGotLegs!

    Talk about getting heat.lol.But Eve did a great job gegtting heat from the fans.From the kiss to Zack Ryder catching them,to her saying she only wants to be friends.I definitely could see a love triangle feud develop.And in a way,Kane is the cause of all this because he’s doing things to ruin everyone relationship with each other(John and Zack’s friendship,Eve & Zack’s romance).Now on to Tamina:I gotta say that the fans are actually starting to get behind Tamina.The WWE has been doing a great job with Tamina as of late.I just hope they don’t drop the ball on her.I can’t wait to see her and Beth go at it.Tamina got a much deserved push,especially since this is her first championship match and since she is new competition.

  • Goodvibes

    I dont think Eve was supposed to get the reaction she did LOL, but she did which was great, I wouldve loved for the camera to focus on her looking at the crowd so she could really soak up the boo’s,

    They need to give this girl a promo next week so we can really see how the crowd reacts to her. Keeping the heat will be her biggest challenge lets hope she has what it takes,

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

      Yeah, initially I kind of thought that Eve’s reaction wasn’t exactly something that was supposed to happen, BUT I doubt creative would have asked Eve to makeout with Cena knowing that Ryder is one of the most loved babyfaces right now, that is… if they wanted her to remain face.

      • revivingophelia

        I agree. Given how much the fans love Zack, they had to know Eve would get a heel-type reaction for what happened. Both for kissing Cena and the ‘I want to be friends’ bit with Zack.

        What a way to turn heel, though… By kissing the guy that’s been the fact of the company for the past several years. Definitely memorable, I’d say.

        • revivingophelia

          *face of the company.

          I should reread my comments before I post.

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

          I totally forgot about the “let’s be friends” bit. That one distinct line TOTALLY put the nail in the coffin in terms of guaranteeing her heat. And you can clearly tell that she didn’t throw that line in there as part of casual convo, only to be lost with everything else she was saying – it was thrown in intentionally and overall, this was such a perfect setup for her to get heat. I guess Vince knows his primary target audience a lot better than I give him credit for.

  • redsandman99

    And I have to say, as much as I thought that debate was a waste of time, R-Truth legit had me laughing once he started talking.

    • NatalyaFan

      The Dolphin joke had me laughing for at least 10 minutes. But I do agree the debate was a waste of time… could have been more minutes added to a divas match but noooooo…..

      • redsandman99

        Nope. Can’t have that. Then adding the Triple H/Shawn Michaels thing and the Cena/Ryder/Kane thing at the end…on paper it sounded like a wrestling heavy Raw but all the matches kind of got shafted.