This release comes as no surprise due to the controversy surrounding her following a suspension last year. Marie is pursuing her modelling and acting career, even going so far as to change her hair color from the established red hair she was known for.
Her last televised moments were featured on the August 16, 2016 edition of ‘Smackdown Live’ when she had refused to face Naomi in a match as part of a storyline. This was days before her suspension.
WWE did not have much to say on the matter, as they rarely do in these cases. However, here is their statement:
“Eva Marie and WWE have mutually agreed to contractually part ways as of today, Aug. 4, 2017. WWE wishes Eva the best in all of her future endeavors.”
Marie took to Twitter to thank WWE and the WWE Universe for everything.
— Eva Marie (@natalieevamarie) August 4, 2017
It is unknown if she will ever return to the ring. However, she did recently comment that she would be interested in showing up at ‘Raw’ or ‘Smackdown Live’ and taking a title from one of those women.
The video below is a compilation of some of the biggest and best Eva Marie moments. We suggest you watch it as a final goodbye to Marie before she completely changes her focus to the world of modelling and acting.
I knew this was a long time coming. I was enjoying the work Eva was doing with the company, but I could tell she wasn’t coming back months ago.
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