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Report: Possible pairings for Eva Marie upon her return


For over a month now, WWE has been teasing the return of Eva Marie with weekly vignettes on RAW.

These videos have ranged from Eva expressing wanting to be a role model and a type of mentor to help get another talent over to most recently showing her training in the ring. Regardless of what role she will play once she returns to WWE television, there is one constant and that is she will likely be paired with someone.

According to a current report from WrestleVotes, current plans are for Eva to have a “muscle” by her side. Two names that are being discussed are Mercedes Martinez from NXT or Piper Niven from NXT UK.

Martinez was briefly on RAW when she was paired with the now defunct-RETRIBUTION stable. Prior to her character being revealed she chose to return to NXT. Since then she has been in the NXT Women’s Title chase as she has faced former champion Io Shirai and most recently the current champion, Raquel Gonzalez.

Since NXT UK’s return, Niven continued to battle Kay Lee Ray for the NXT UK Women’s Title. Since coming up short from those encounters, Niven has been paired with Jack Starz and had an match against Jinny and Joseph Conners. She has not been in the ring since March.

There have been many rumors and reports of call ups from both NXT and NXT UK to the main roster. If Eva does get paired with someone, a call up may be likely.

What are your thoughts on these two names? Leave what you are thinking in the comment section below.