Every hour until the clock strikes midnight (Eastern time) and we usher in 2014, Diva Dirt will highlight – in no particular order – the women who made an impact in 2013.
Taryn Terrell is a name that many of us thought would never come back to the televised squared circle following her WWE release in 2010, because so much time had passed in between. Nevertheless, Taryn is full of surprises, and not only did she return, but she came back with a vengeance and, through a series of matches opposite Gail Kim, proved that she was more than just a pretty “ex-Diva”. She was a wrestler and she was going to earn each and every one of our respect.
You see, back in January, Taryn began her feud with Kim when she, still acting as the official Knockouts referee, made a bad call in a Gauntlet match and cost Gail an opportunity at the title. The two never saw eye to eye after that, with Gail continuously berating her, telling her that she wasn’t doing her job properly. This only fired Taryn up to the point she would let her pent up aggression out come Lockdown in March, when she speared Gail and soon after went from referee to active Knockout.
The two feuded for months, leading to the headline-making Last Knockout Standing match at Slammiversary, where Terrell would emerge victorious following a cutter off the entrance ramp to the floor outside. Following the rave reviews and universal praise of the bout, Taryn and Gail were given the chance to go at it again… only this time in a ladder match! It was difficult to live up to the intense hype surround their first go around, but Gail and Taryn did just that and then some as they fought tooth and nail to become number one contender to Mickie James‘s title. In the end, it was Gail who got the last laugh over Taryn, and unfortunately (for us) that was the last we saw of Terrell in TNA for the time being. Fortunately, though, the reason behind her absence is a good one, as Taryn is expecting her first child in 2014!
Even though her skyrocketing career has been put on hold for the time being, we’re certain that Taryn isn’t quite done surprising us yet.
Come back at the top of every hour to see who else has been crowned one of 2013’s “Women of the Year”.