As 2012 draws to a close, the Diva Dirt writers have each picked a personal highlight to reminisce on the year gone by.
Today: Steven shares his best moment from 2012 — Eve‘s heel turn.
For a good portion of 2012, Diva fans were itching for something new in the division and that’s exactly what they got when fan favorite Eve turned on Zack Ryder. While Eve’s turn may have come completely out of the blue, it unleashed a part of Eve’s personality that we didn’t even know existed. Eve went a happy, smiling babyface to selfish, vindictive, manipulating heel in a matter of a week and became one of the most hated members of the roster in the process.
Perhaps two major turning points stand out that gave Eve her very own history-making moments. The first was her kiss with John Cena, followed by her kicking off Raw the following week, explaining her devious plan to the Bella Twins and sharing the opening segment in the ring with John Cena.
And then there was her WrestleMania moment. While she may have already wrestled earlier in the night, losing to Kelly Kelly and celebrity guest wrestler Maria Menounos, she got her big moment when she cost Zack Ryder the important Raw vs SmackDown match which saw villainous John Laurinaitis take control of both shows, thus costing Teddy Long his job.
Eve’s heel turn and rapid rise to the top of the Divas division is definitely one of the best moments of 2012.