WWE’s Eve Torres, who will appear on NBC’s new reality show Stars Earn Stripes tonight, has given an interview to IGN discussing her role on the show and more.
Speaking about taking up a role on the NBC series, she says:
To be honest, I thought it had my name written all over it. First of all, my connection with the military. I’m a strong supporter of the military, and I’ve been overseas to support them and entertain the troops. So the fact that I could raise money for military charities was an awesome opportunity. On top of that, I was like, “Wait, I get to shoot guns, jump through helicopters and climb through mud?” I was a tomboy growing up. I love that kind of stuff. I don’t think I knew how difficult it was going to be. I definitely didn’t, but I was excited.
Eve also talks (in character) about her problems with AJ, feeling that she shouldn’t be Raw General Manager:
I’m not impressed. I think she is not fit for the job, and I think you need a strong, intelligent, beautiful woman to have that job — and that’s me. I have the experience, I have the expertise, I was executive administrator for many months and I should be the next one in that role. So I’m not okay with it, and we’ll go from there.
Commenting on herself and AJ recently being given the coveted main event spot on Raw in a mixed tag match, Eve adds:
It was an extremely cool moment. Not only was I in my hometown of Denver, Colorado, but there are is a very small number of women who have had that opportunity to main event RAW. To be one of those women was an honor for me, to be a part of that. It’s something that I can say that I’ve done and I’m very proud of.
You can read the full interview here.