WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley has made a, what some fans might seem ambitious, prediction that NXT’s Eva Marie will be one of the WWE’s top Divas within the next year.
On his own Facebook account, the WWE Hall of Famer said he believes the NXT Diva will be a top Diva in the WWE within the next year.
He said: “WITHIN ONE YEAR #WWE Diva #EvaMarie will be in a great match at a big show with #SashaBanks #BeckyLynch #MsCharlotte #Bayley #Natalya or #Paige I'm not saying the match will be all her doing, but history doesn't remember who came up with the ideas, or who carried the match; history remembers who was in it.
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“And despite the problems she seems to have with some of her #TotalDivas co-stars, fellow wrestlers, and the heat - bordering on nuclear - that she has with some wrestling fans, Eva Marie's improvement from week to week in recent matches has shown me she has the drive, determination, and that intangible "it" factor necessary to accomplish something special with one of the super-talented ladies of WWE/NXT.”
Foley says Eva Marie's great progression as a wrestler is because of her training with former WWE Superstar Brian Kendrick.
He said: “Kendrick is a GREAT trainer, with a gift for bringing out the best in students - and, from what I can see, Eva Marie has been the beneficiary of that gift.
“I'm not saying that Eva will be able to approach some of the masterpieces I've seen in the last 16 months - from Natalya/Charlotte to the Fatal 4 Way, to Bank's statements (see what I did there) with Becky Lynch and Bayley. But within a year, one of those ladies is going to find themselves standing in the ring with the much maligned Eva Marie...and something great will happen.”
It’s certainly a bold prediction by Mick Foley to say Eva Marie will be one of the top Divas in the WWE within the next year. The majority of wrestlers stay in NXT for at least a year to try and gain enough experience and learn as much as possible in the company before moving to the main roster.
Eva Marie was once slated by fans for not knowing how to wrestle and this eventually brought about her training with Kendrick and move to NXT to start over. Looking at how much the WWE have already accelerated Eva Marie within the company though, I wouldn’t be surprised if Foley’s prediction turned out to be correct.