Eva Marie Announces Departure From WWE

Eva Marie

Eva Marie announced today on social media that she is no longer with WWE.

“Today I’m saying a bittersweet goodbye to @WWE,” she said in a message on Twitter. “Thanks to the entire team, and YOU, my fans, for these 4 years! #AllRedEverythingForever ❤️.”

In a longer message on Instagram, Marie said that she and WWE mutually agreed to part ways.

Today is a bittersweet day, as @WWE and I have agreed to part ways. It has been an incredible 4 years, and I am truly grateful to Vince, Paul, Stephanie and the entire WWE team. I would not be where I am today without their continued support. – There are such priceless moments from the past few years…everything from visiting our troops in Afghanistan to working alongside the Special Olympics. I couldn't even begin to share them all here, but there's no doubt – I will carry them with me into this exciting journey ahead. – Last but not least, thank YOU, my fans, for allowing me to live out a dream that I could have never imagined for myself. You are the reason I love to go to work, and that's not changing anytime soon! – And finally…the hustle won't stop! After shooting back to back films, more are coming and I can’t wait to share with you soon. #Love #AllRedEverythingForever

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Marie’s departure from WWE had been expected for several months. It was reported in March that WWE would not be renewing her contract when it expired.

After being drafted to SmackDown LIVE last summer, Marie debuted a new long introductory entrance while confronting the brand’s female talents, re-establishing herself as a heel. Throughout August, Marie began faking multiple unfortunate events in order to avoid in-ring competition. Her push came to an abrupt halt on August 18, as she was suspended for 30 days for violating the company’s wellness policy Marie was replaced by the returning Nikki Bella at SummerSlam as part of the six-woman tag team match and she never returned to television.