Former Superstar Eva Marie Tells Rolling Stone Why She Left WWE
Friday, August 11, 2017
Eva Marie certainly made waves in her time with WWE, seemingly getting under the skin of other female wrestlers who didn't receive as much promotion despite the fact that "Miss All Red Everything" could only sporadically make appearances in the ring.
Rolling Stone's Kenny Herzog recently spoke with Eva Marie, whose real name is Natalie Coyle, about her recent departure from WWE and her vow to become a mainstream star in Hollywood.
Here's a few of the more intriguing questions and answers from the interview:
Did you and your team identify that a female wrestler has yet to cross over as The Rock or John Cena has? That maybe this is that moment?
One hundred percent. I like to break barriers. As soon as I walked into WWE's door, I was already thinking ahead of the game. There has not been one female to make that crossover and go back and forth and merge the two together. I want to bring the WWE universe with me into Hollywood as well as creating a new fanbase in Hollywood and bringing them back into WWE and having the two worlds collide just like The Rock. That was the game plan for sure.
All of this may surprise fans that inferred animus between yourself and WWE. Have people been reading too much into things?
I think so. It's hard for people to understand a good relationship, especially a good working one. WWE could have ultimately said, "We're not going to give Eva Marie the time off to film these films," and they signed off on it and were so supportive. And I went from All Red Everything to All Black Everything. That's a big deal, because I had worked on my gimmick for quite some time. If anything, our relationship is tighter than a golf ball.
Have you heard whispers about how closely Lana and Tamina's current SmackDown storyline resembles yours and Nia Jax's from NXT?
[Laughs] I have been getting tweets [about] the resemblance, but I have not been able to pay too much attention to the programming. However, if they are doing that, WWE is extremely smart. Everybody loves to hate somebody. Look at Game of Thrones, the Cersei character. So I feel like, bravo if you're trying to duplicate my character.
Here's a link to the full interview: