Eva Marie hasn’t appeared on WWE television for the longest time. it’s been long speculated that the former model was set to depart her WWE contract, and today we received that confirmation.
Coming in a post on WWE.com, Eva Marie stated that she was departing the company “on mutual terms”.
“Eva Marie and WWE have mutually agreed to contractually part ways as of today, Aug. 4, 2017.
“Today I’m saying a bittersweet goodbye to @WWE,” Eva tweeted. “Thanks to the entire team, and YOU, my fans, for these 4 years! #AllRedEverythingForever”
WWE wishes Eva the best in all of her future endeavor”
— Eva Marie (@natalieevamarie) August 4, 2017
Eva Marie drew fans ire over the years for her inability to perform the simplest of wrestling moves. For the longest time she remained exclusively on E! Network’s Total Divas television show, where she was featured prominently.
Eventually, she was sent to train with current WWE Cruiserweight Brian Kendrick, who attempted to train Eva Marie. She eventually found her way to NXT – where she managed to get an NXT Women’s Championship match against Bayley.
She was sent to Smackdown Live as part of the 2016 WWE Draft. Here she made quite the impression, flaking out on matches by using various excuses and swindles to escape having to compete. Sadly she was suspended weeks before SummerSlam 2016, marking the last time Eva Marie appeared on Smackdown Live. Her husband attempted to clear her name at the time with a series of Tweets, but this arguably did more damage than good.
Her release comes as no surprise to wrestling fans. She was an interesting experiment by WWE at a time when they were still employing models to be Divas. The reality though is that Eva Marie was never going to be anything more than an outsider to the Women’s Revolution. Her focus on Hollywood and the decision to appoint a dedicated PR team only signalled this release.
We hope she does well, and believe that she has a bright future. But I think we can all agree, we won’t miss her in-ring career.