On the August 8 episode of Raw, Tamina began flirting with Santino Marella, hinting a face turn. Two weeks later, Tamina accompanied The Usos in a tag team match against Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov in a losing effort, but Tamina would then afterwards stop the Usos from attacking Santino, and blew a kiss to Santino as she left the ring. On the September 27 episode of Raw, Tamina competed in a #1 contender diva battle royal, which was ultimately won by Natalya. On the October 11 episode of Raw, Tamina joined Santino Marella after his victory over Zack Ryder and celebrated with him. A few weeks later on the November 8 episode of Raw, Tamina teamed with Alicia Fox and Maryse in a Diva Cup Match in a losing effort to Eve Torres and The Bella Twins. On the November 15 episode of Raw, Tamina accompanied The Usos to a #1 contender tag team match against Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov in a losing effort. Tamina made a backstage appearance with Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov on the November 22 episode of Raw when she serenaded and kissed Santino. Two weeks later on the November 29 episode of Raw, Tamina teamed with Alicia Fox and Maryse in a six diva tag team match against Natalya, Gail Kim, and Melina, but was distracted by Santino Marella serenading her, and she left the ring with Santino, turning her character into a face.
On the December 6 episode of Raw, Tamina began an on-screen relationship with Santino Marella, beginning by accompanying him and his partner Vladimir Kozlov in a three elimination tag team match against the teams of The Nexus (Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater) and The Usos in a winning effort, as Tamina walked in the ring and kissed Santino, officially becoming the valet of the team. On the December 20 episode of Raw, Tamina teamed with her on-screen boyfriend Santino Marella in a mixed tag team match in a winning effort against Maryse and Ted DiBiase Jr. after Tamina executed the Super Fly Splash to Maryse. The next week on the December 27 episode of Raw, Tamina accompanied Santino Marella in a singles match in a winning effort to Ted DiBiase, leading to Tamina and Santino being attacked by both DiBiase and Maryse, after Santino and Tamina made a comeback, they both executed The Cobra on DiBiase and Maryse. On the January 3 episode of Raw, Tamina accompanied Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov in a tag team match against The Usos in a losing effort, and was afterwards confronted by the Usos, who later was headbutted by Kozlov and received a double Cobra from Marella and Tamina. On the February 2 episode of WWE Superstars, Tamina competed in her first singles match as a fan favorite, facing Melina in a losing effort.
After being drafted to the SmackDown brand as part of the 2011 supplemental draft, Tamina turned heel on the May 27 episode of SmackDown teaming with Alicia Fox in a diva tag team match defeating The Chickbusters (AJ and Kaitlyn) who were accompanied by their mentor Natalya with Fox pinning Kaitlyn. A week later on SmackDown, Tamina and Fox again defeated The Chickbusters, with Tamina pinning AJ. On the June 13 episode of WWE Superstars, Tamina competed in a 6 diva tag team match with Alicia Fox and Rosa Mendes in a losing effort to AJ, Kaitlyn, and Natalya with AJ pinning Fox. Tamina then began appearing on the fifth season of NXT Redemption, where she continued her feud with Kaitlyn debuting on the October 26 episode of NXT Redemption in a losing effort. On the November 2 episode of NXT Redemption, Tamina would lose again in a rematch against Kaitlyn, thus ending their feud. Tamina would then begin an on-screen relationship with JTG, becoming his valet. She accompanied him on the November 9 episode of NXT Redemption in a losing effort against old partner Jimmy Uso, who was also accompanied by Jey Uso.
On the December 30 episode of SmackDown, Tamina competed in a diva tag team match teaming with Natalya in a losing effort to Kaitlyn and Alicia Fox with Fox pinning Natalya, and would afterwards attack Natalya, turning face in the process, and beginning a feud between the two about their respective families. The following week on the January 6 episode of SmackDown, Tamina faced off in singles competition against Natalya in a winning effort, a feat she would repeat on the January 12 episode of SmackDown again defeating Natalya.
On the February 10 episode of SmackDown, Tamina saved Alicia Fox from being attacked by Beth Phoenix, where the two would then have a stare down with Tamina challenging Phoenix. The following week on the February 17 episode of SmackDown, Tamina competed in a diva tag team match with Alicia Fox in a winning effort against Beth Phoenix and Natalya. At the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, Tamina (now billed as Tamina Snuka) failed to capture the WWE Divas Championship in a match against Beth Phoenix.
On the April 25 episode of NXT Redemption, Tamina teamed with Kaitlyn in a diva tag team match defeating the team of Maxine and Natalya. On the May 9 episode of NXT Redemption Tamina competed in singles competition against Maxine in losing effort. On the June 6 episode of NXT Redemption, Tamina competed in singles competition against Natalya in a winning effort. At the Money In The Bank pay-per-view, Tamina teamed up with Layla and Kaitlyn who later on defeated the team of Beth Phoenix, Natalya and Eve Torres. On the August 20 episode of Raw, Tamina would compete in a diva battle royal to become the #1 contender for the Divas Championship to face Layla at the Night of Champions pay-per-view, but was unsuccessful in winning the match.
After three months of inactivity, Tamina returned from injury at the Survivor Series pay-per-view interrupting a segment between AJ Lee and Vickie Guerrero by attacking AJ from behind, turning heel in the process. Snuka made her in-ring return on the November 26 edition of Raw, competing against the Alicia Fox in a winning effort. On the December 3 edition of Raw, Snuka competed against AJ Lee in a losing effort. At the pre-show of the TLC pay-per-view on December 16, 2012, Snuka participated in a "Santa's Little Helpers" battle royal but failed to win after being eliminated by Kaitlyn and eventually winner Naomi. On the December 24th of Raw, Tamina teams up with Rosa, Aksana and Divas Champion Eve in a losing effort to Alicia Fox, Natalya, Kaitlyn and Layla in a Santa's helper 8 diva tag team match.
On the January 2, 2013 episode of NXT, Snuka defeated Sasha Banks in a singles match. On the Janauary 4 edition of SmackDown!, Snuka defeated Layla in a singles match. On the Janauary 28, 2013 episode of Raw, Snuka competed against Divas Champion Kaitlyn in a lumberjill match. The match in a no-contest after the Lumberjills interfered. On the February 6 episode of Main Event, Snuka teamed up with Aksana against Naomi and Cameron in a losing effort after Naomi pinned Aksana. On the February 11 edition of Raw, it was announced that Snuka will face Kaitlyn at Elimination Chamber for the Divas Championship. On the February 15 episode of SmackDown, Tamina took on Layla in a winning effort after a Samoan Drop and a Superfly Splash. Tamina competed against Kaitlyn for the Divas Championship at Elimination Chamber but would come in a losing effort. On the February 22 episode of Smackdown Snuka once again teamed with Aksana in a losing effort againist Layla and Kaitlyn. On the March 7 edition of WWE Superstars she lost to Layla. On the March 8 episode of Smackdown Snuka defeated the Divas Champion Kaitlyn after she was accidently distracted by Layla. On The April 12 of episode Smackdown Snuka teamed with the Bella Twins facing Kaitlyn and the Funkadactyls in a 6 diva tag team match in a winning effort, when Nikki pinned Naomi after an inference by Brie. On April 15 taping of WWE Superstars Tamina lost to Natalya after Tamina got caught in the sharpshooter. On the April 22 episode of Raw, Tamina competed in a battle royal to be the #1 contender to the Divas title, but was unsuccessful in winning the match. On 5th June edition of NXT, Tamina Snuka lost to Paige in the tournament to crown the new NXT women's champion. Tamina would return on 27th September edition of SmackDown, accompanying AJ Lee to her match against Cameron. She would then act as her bodyguard. On 14th October 2013 edition of Raw, Snuka defeated Brie Bella in a singles match. Again in a rematch on Raw, Tamina and AJ defeated Nikki and Brie. On November 4, Tamina, AJ and Aksana lost to Bella Twins and Eva Marie after Eva pinned Tamina with a roll-up. On 11 November Tamina defeated Nikki Bella on Raw. On the November 13th edition of Main Event, AJ retained her title against Natalya after Tamina interfere and attacking Natalya. On the November 15th edition of SmackDown Natalya defeated Tamina with AJ.
On the November 18 episode of Raw, Tamina and AJ with other 5 divas were announced to fight together in Survivor Series in a seven-on-seven traditional survivor series elimination tag team match against the Total Divas. On the November 20th episode of Main Event, Snuka defeated Naomi, giving her team some momentum heading into Survivor Series. Her team lost at Survivor Series. On the December 9th episode of Raw, Tamina lost to Natalya in singles competition. The following week on Raw, Snuka teamed with AJ and Alicia Fox to defeat the Bella Twins and Natalya.
After Kaitlyn's final match against AJ on Main Event in January 2014, after AJ hugged Kaitlyn, Tamina would superkick her, writing her off television. At The Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, Tamina interfered in AJ's match with Cameron prompting disqualification. She did this after she accidentally superkicked AJ, almost costing her the title and signaling dissension between the two. Tamina interfered in AJ's divas title match with Natalya on the March 12th edition of Main Event, helping AJ retain. Tamina and AJ have begun to display tension, due to AJ being pinned in tag matches. On the March 17th edition Raw, the team lost to the returning Naomi and Cameron when Naomi pinned AJ. Tension increased between the two when Tamina pushed AJ onto the ground. On the following Smackdown, while AJ was on commentary she claimed that the two had made up.
Vickie Guerrero announced that Tamina would be one of 13 divas challenging for AJ's Divas Championship at WrestleMania XXX, this caused dissension between herself and AJ Despite this, she continued to appear with AJ. At WrestleMania XXX, Tamina failed to capture the title from AJ, as she retained her title. The following night on Raw, Tamina was at ringside when AJ lost her title to the debuting Paige. After this it was reported that AJ was given time off from WWE.
On the April 15th edition of Main Event, Tamina won a battle royal to determine who will face Paige for the Divas Championship at Extreme Rules. However, Tamina was unsuccessful in capturing the title. On June 4, Tamina underwent knee surgery.