Reality star and WWE Diva Eva Marie sat down with my Total Divas After Show co-host and I for an in-depth, super revealing interview…
Press play above to check out the full Eva Marie interview. Here are some highlights:
On her recent NXT debut: It was such an incredible feeling. It felt like an out of body type experience just because I hadn’t stepped in the ring for so long and to go out there and, the WWE Universe as well as the NXT Universe, they let you know. They are very opinionated, they give it to you. So I love them to death and they sure gave it to me that night and it was awesome.
Being a heel: I’m just trying to do my job and get better at it. And you know it might seem I’m being a little heelish in the sense of I can’t really let what others think of me get me down, because at the end of the day I just want to be a great entertainer and a great performer for the WWE Universe. And I’m just trying to get better at my craft so that I can go out there and perform super well with my co-workers.
Does jealousy fuel the Total Divas drama: I don’t like to say if other women are jealous of another. But I do think, you know, when opportunity presents itself you take the bull by the horns and you just go! Because it’s all about hard work and what you do with that opportunity…Maybe the girls are a little bit, but I’m not sure.
On the #DivaRevolution: Those three girls came up. They killed it. They stole the show. And it’s everything that I think the main roster needed. You know they needed some type of mix-up and that’s what NXT, the girls, have definitely done.
Working with Brian Kendrick & finally getting to train: Brian is amazing and we just started from the basics. Because I had to get surgery in October so that took me out, and then I made a promise to myself that when I came back to WWE I was gonna ask can I please step away and train…So when I came back after my surgery this year I went ahead and I asked Vince and Hunter can I please step away from TV and really focus on training. And they both supported me 110% so I was able to go ahead and start with Brian from square one.
On Vince McMahon & her co-stars speculation: I don’t know where that comes from. Vince and I’s relationship is very much only when I see him. And that’s a rarity, even when we’re at TV or something you don’t really see him just walking around…So my relationship with Vince is very if I run into him I’ll see him one-on-one and have a conversation. But other than that, I don’t know, I think it’s just something that the girls can just kind of say…because it’s not anything out of the norm.
Triple H’s reaction to her NXT debut: I was able to speak with him and he was very excited and very happy. So to have his support and his kind of like stamp of approval that everything went super well was awesome.
On that hair and how ‘All Red Everything’ came to be: Originally it came as joke, just because when I dyed my hair red I started hashtagging #AllRedEverything because literally everything would turn red. Like my pillow cases–red. My shower–red. Towels red. Sheets. And I would leave it, like, everywhere. So it was like kind of a funny joke my husband and I would make because I’m like, oh my god. Everything is red, seriously!
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