Eva Marie made her return to WWE in May after five years away from the company.
‘All Red Everything’ was interviewed by Bleacher Report and spoke about her comeback. During the interview, Marie revealed that her return to WWE was inevitable.
Here’s what Eva Marie had to say;
“I absolutely love WWE. They’ve been such a great support for me, even the five years I’ve been away. I have so much love, respect and admiration for Vince [McMahon], Stephanie [McMahon] and [Triple H] because they gave me my shot. They gave me a go and started my career. They’ve also been super supportive of everything I’ve done on the outside of WWE, and I knew it wasn’t a matter of if. It was just a matter of when Eva Marie was going to come back into the company, and I’m glad that it’s now.”
Eva Marie was last in the company five years ago. Her last appearance was a match with Becky Lynch in 2016. Despite her absence, she revealed she kept up-to-date with the product.
“Obviously, throughout the five years, you’re keeping tabs because it’s just a part of you. Once you’re in the company, once you’ve experienced it, once you’ve tasted it, it’s forever a part of you. … There was never a moment in time where I wasn’t paying attention to exactly what was going on in the company.”
Marie continued she is excited to come back to a women’s division much different to the one she left.
“This is why I’m back with the Eva-lution because it [WWE’s Women’s Evolution] kind of started right when I had left. I think that’s what’s pretty incredible. Since I’ve been gone, you’ve had women main-eventing and doing things that weren’t done prior. That’s what it’s all about: creating those storylines and showcasing what the women can do, and that’s what I’m excited about.”
Marie’s return to WWE was rumoured way back in October of last year. After months of waiting, she made her comeback in May.
But Marie reveals that there were plans to have her re-debut around WrestleMania time.
“There’s always so many things where creatively, story-wise, there were so many things where I was going to come back before ‘Mania, and then I wasn’t. Timing is everything, and just making sure it made sense. That’s kind of where it was at where I thought I was returning a lot sooner, and then it didn’t make sense. WrestleMania wasn’t the right moment, and right after wasn’t, either. It was just looking for that right little slot to insert the storyline and create it and start it.”
Since her return, Marie teamed with Piper “Doudrop” Niven. However, their relationship is rocky at best with Eva Marie unsurprisingly taking all of the limelight.
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