Eva Marie

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Eva Marie
Eva Marie April 2014.jpg
Marie at WrestleMania Axxess in April 2014.
Birth name Natalie Marie Nelson
Ring name(s) Eva Marie[1]
Billed height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[2][3]
Billed weight 125 lb (57 kg)
Born (1984-09-19) September 19, 1984 (age 29)[3]
Concord, California, USA[2][3]
Resides Tampa, Florida[4]
Billed from Bay Area, California[2][3][4]
Concord, California[2][3][4]
Trained by Sara Del Rey
Natalya[5]
Tyson Kidd
Debut July 1, 2013[6]
Website www.evamarieworld.com

Natalie "Eva" Marie Coyle[4] (née Nelson, born September 19, 1984),[3] professionally known as Natalie Eva Marie, is an American fashion model, actress, professional wrestler and valet.[2] She is currently signed with WWE under the ring name Eva Marie.[4][7]

Early life[edit]

Marie was born in Beverly Hills, California, and raised in Concord, California.[2][3][4] Her mother, Josie, is Mexican, and her father, Barry, is Italian.[2][7] Marie played soccer for California State University, Fullerton until she started modeling, acting, and doing promotional work.[2][4] She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and a minor in Human Resource.[2][3][4] Marie received her associate's degree in Art from Diablo Valley College.[4]

WWE (2013–present)[edit]

In 2013, Marie signed with WWE, and was assigned to WWE's Performance Center in Tampa, Florida to begin her training. In May she was announced part of WWE and E!'s new reality show entitled Total Divas that would feature behind the scenes footage of select WWE Divas and a look into their personal lives.[8][9]

Eva Marie making her entrance on February 11, 2014 in Ontario, California.

Marie made her main roster debut under the name Eva Marie on the July 1 episode of Raw, in a backstage segment along with her fellow Total Divas co-stars Jo-Jo, Natalya, The Bella Twins (Brie and Nikki Bella), and The Funkadactyls (Cameron and Naomi).[10] Marie was announced as Natalya's protégé on the July 4 episode of WWE Superstars, during a match in which she accompanied Natalya to the ring where she defeated Naomi.[11][12] Eva Marie, along with the cast of Total Divas appeared on MizTV on the July 22 Raw, where she slapped Jerry Lawler, claiming to make a name for herself and establishing herself as a heel in the process.[13] Two weeks later, Marie appeared in a backstage segment with The Bella Twins and Natalya, where she complimented Brie on her win over Natalya the previous week, aligning herself with The Bella Twins.[14] Marie later became the valet of The Bella Twins as well.[15] At Summerslam Axxess, Marie made her in-ring debut in a tag team match alongside Brie Bella against Natalya and Maria Menounos in a losing effort when Natalya pinned Marie.[6][16] Following this match, Marie began accompanying Brie to her matches.[15][17][18] On the August 26 episode of Raw, Marie accompanied Brie to her match against Natalya, which she would win. However, AJ Lee interrupted and declared war on the Total Divas cast against the "real" hard earning Divas, turning both The Bellas and Marie faces in the process.[18] On the October 7 episode of Raw, Marie teamed with JoJo and Natalya to defeat Alicia Fox, Aksana and Rosa Mendes in an six diva tag-team match.[19][20] Marie teamed up with The Bella Twins against AJ, Aksana and Tamina Snuka on the November 4 episode Raw, where Eva and The Bellas emerged victorious when Marie got an upset victory over Snuka by pinning her, garnering her first pinfall victory.[21] The Total Divas defeated the "True Divas" (Alicia Fox, Aksana, AJ Lee, Kaitlyn, Rosa Mendes, Tamina Snuka and Summer Rae) in a traditional survivor series elimination tag-team match at the Survivor Series pay-per-view[22][23] and again on the subsequent Raw.[24] In January 2014, the Professional Wrestling Torch Newsletter released a ranking of WWE's roster; Marie was ranked in the Divas Depth Chart and was the second lowest diva on the roster placing above Rosa Mendes.[25]

Marie competing in the "Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational" at WrestleMania XXX on April 6, 2014.

Marie made her return to WWE after a nearly three month absence on the February 14, 2014 episode of SmackDown, defeating Alicia Fox in her first singles match on WWE television,[26] however the match was cut from the broadcast.[27] On the February 26 episode of Main Event, Marie teamed up with Natalya against Alicia Fox and Aksana, but lost the match when Aksana pinned Natalya.[28][29] On the March 7 episode of SmackDown, Marie teamed up with Natalya in a tag team match against AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka, which they would win.[30] On the March 26 episode of Main Event, Marie teamed up with Natalya, The Funkadactyls (Cameron and Naomi) and Emma in a losing effort to the team of Rae, Fox, Aksana, Layla and Snuka.[31] On April 6, Marie made her Wrestlemania début when she participated at WrestleMania XXX in the 14-Diva "Vickie Guerrero Invitational" match for the WWE Divas Championship, which was won by defending champion AJ Lee.[32][33] On the May 23 episode of SmackDown, Marie teamed up with Nikki Bella in an losing effort to The Funkadactyls (Cameron and Naomi) when Marie was pinned by Cameron after special guest referee Summer Rae made a fast-count.[34] On the following episode of Raw, Marie defeated Summer Rae after an interference by Fandango and Layla.[35][36]

Eva was placed in a feud with Divas Champion AJ Lee in which Marie would turn heel, with the latter facing AJ in two non-title matches on SmackDown and Raw, which AJ would win.[37][38] On July 8 episode of Main Event, Marie participated in a six–on–one handicap match with Rosa Mendes, Summer Rae, Naomi and Natalya against Nikki Bella as part of Stephanie McMahon's punishment against Nikki, where she picked up the win for her team after a DDT.[39]

Other media[edit]

Marie featured in a Fitness Blowout infomercial.[2] In October, she was a part of Marino Fitness Campaign Booked and a Sketchers commercial.[2] She was featured on SportsIllustrated.com as Lovely Lady of the day in December 2012.[2] She has appeared on several magazine covers including Rukus, Import Tuner Magazine, and Glam Fit Magazine.[2] Marie won the 2012 Powertec Model and several fashion competitions.[2][7] She has modeled for Red Chapter Clothing.[2][3] Marie has appeared on shows such as Entourage, CSI: New York, America's Got Talent, 90210, and a Skechers commercial.[4] She appeared in the September edition of Maxim magazine.[1][40] In 2014, Marie ranked number 83 in Maxim's Hot 100.[40][41][42]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Entourage [4]
2013–present Total Divas Herself[4]

Personal life[edit]

Marie's favorite food is the candy Hot Tamales.[3] Marie describes herself as a San Francisco Giants fanatic.[7] She is married to Jonathan Coyle, which was aired on an episode of Total Divas[4] much to her family's dismay.[clarification needed][43][44] Marie has struggled with under-age alcohol abuse.[45]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Fitness modeling[edit]

  • Powertech Model & Fitness Competition (2012)[4]

Professional Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

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