It may have been Eva Marie‘s bright red hair that first drew the attention of members of the WWE Universe, but this former model’s penchant for controversy is what has grappling aficionados talking.
After trading in the runway for the squared circle, Eva Marie’s adventure through WWE was initially chronicled on the E! reality shows, Total Divas. There, she navigated professional and personal hardships in a bid to become the face of the Divas division in the sports-entertainment organization. When she did finally make it to WWE’s premiere show, Eva Marie immediately made her presence felt by slapping Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler across the face in her first appearance on Raw, and aligning herself with Nikki and Brie Bella to irritate fellow Diva, Natalya.
In the ensuing weeks, the crimson locked bombshell continued to mock Natalya during Raw, until she was recruited to team with Brie Bella against “Queen of Harts” and Extra! host Maria Menounos in a tag match at SummerSlam Axxess. Then at SummerSlam, the flame-haired femme fatale accompanied Brie to the squared circle for her match against the third-generation competitor, which ended in similar fashion as the “Queen of Harts” triumphed once again. Although Eva Marie’s initial wrestling ventures ended in unpleasant fashion, her premiere Raw contest resulted in victory when she teamed with Natalya and JoJo to defeat the trio of Aksana, Alicia Fox and Rosa Mendes in a Six-Diva Tag Team Match that saw the trio. On the Nov. 4 episode of Raw, she achieved her first pinfall victory by pinning Tamina Snuka in a Six-Diva Team Match.
At WrestleMania 30, Eva Marie wrestled in the Vickie Guerrero Divas Invitational for the Divas Championship, but failed to dethrone AJ Lee for the butterfly-emblazoned belt.
With a great future ahead of her and her cunning, Eva Marie will have the Divas division seeing red for a long, long time.