Former WWE star Eva Marie was recently interviewed by PWMania, where she discussed a number of topics. Among them were how she is able to use her real name outside of WWE, working a program with Bray Wyatt, and more.
Below are some highlights from the interview:
On being able to use Eva Marie outside of WWE:
“I don’t think I’ve ever shared this in an interview. My full legal name is Natalie Eva Marie. I just go by my middle name for my character. That’s one thing that is pretty abnormal, keeping your name, but the only way that happened was because all of a sudden Total Divas dropped. Then Monday night, all of a sudden, it’s like, my name originally was supposed to be Melania. I dropped that out there because I don’t think I’ve ever shared that, but that was originally what was happening. We were talking about names and things of that nature and Melania was the one that was going to be for me, and then all of a sudden, Total Divas I believe aired on a Sunday. Monday Night Raw came, and my first time on TV I was valeting Natalia. It was just like, you know what? Eva Marie, because obviously, Natalie, Natalia, that’s not going to work, so we’ll go by her middle name.”
On working a program with Bray Wyatt in the future:
“I don’t think I’ll ever really technically hang them up. I have such a good relationship with WWE. I just had a conversation with them a couple of weeks ago, talking with them and WWE Studios. There’s always conversation. You never know. I love the company. I’m really blessed because it’s given me this platform. I know that I wouldn’t be where I am today without WWE, but you know that competition, that competitor inside feels like I have unfinished business. It’s not the end of Eva Marie. I mean, I could come back with dark hair. I could have a dark era. Come back with dark. Team up with Bray Wyatt. Do a little something there. I’m thinking to me, that’d be kind of dope. Then also in 2021, I did have a little issue with Alexa Bliss. So if I come back with dark hair, we can run it back a little bit.”
[h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription]
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