Well, the wait is finally over.
Just as Monday night's Raw was about to kick off, Barbie Blank, a.k.a Kelly Kelly, tweeted the following:
Wanna sneak peak of the cover of my 2013 calendar? Well here it is! twitter.com/TheBarbieBlank…
— Barbie Blank (@TheBarbieBlank) October 22, 2012
For about a month, K-2 has been teasing her Twitter followers with pictures from her calendar photo shoot (seen here). During that time, she was also deciding whether she would be continuing her WWE career or parting ways with the company.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Wrestling Inc), "those close to the situation thought it was likely her tenure was coming to an end after she was resistant on signing a long-term contract extension and had requested time off from the road."
Blank appears to be ready to take her post-WWE career by the reigns and move past the ring. In fact, this calendar could prove to be the beginning of a budding career.
Now, even though she was not the most talented Diva, she definitely was one of the most popular.
Yes, she has her detractors. But in the end, if K-2 wanted to return, she probably would be welcomed back by the WWE in a heartbeat. Like it or not, she was the face of the Divas division for the past three years and proved to be its biggest draw—especially after the departures of Mickie James and Michelle McCool.
Overall, Blank has done a great job marketing herself and should have a successful non-wrestling career.