Marie at Summerslam Axxess in August 2013.
|Ring name(s)||Eva Marie|
|Billed height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Billed weight||125 lb (57 kg)|
September 19, 1984 |
Concord, California, USA
|Billed from||Bay Area, California
|Trained by||Sara Del Rey
|Debut||July 1, 2013|
Natalie "Eva" Marie Coyle (née Nelson, born September 19, 1984), professionally known as Natalie Eva Marie, is an American fashion model, actress, valet, and professional wrestler. She currently performs for WWE under the ring name Eva Marie.
In 2013, Nelson signed with WWE, and was assigned to WWE's Performance Center in Tampa, Florida to begin her training. In July 2013, Nelson made her main roster debut, and later in the month would become the valet of The Bella Twins.
Marie was born in Beverly Hills, California, and raised in Concord, California. Her mother, Josie, is Mexican, and her father, Barry, is Italian. Marie played soccer for California State University, Fullerton until she started modeling, acting, and doing promotional work. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and a minor in Human Resource. Marie received her associate's degree in Art from Diablo Valley College.
Professional wrestling career
World Wresting Entertainment (2013–present)
In May 2013, Nelson was announced as 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.
Nelson 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). 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.
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. Two weeks later, Marie appeared in a backstage segment with The Bella Twins and Natalya, in which Marie complimented Brie on her win over Natalya the previous week, aligning herself with the Bella Twins. At Summerslam Axxess, Marie made her in-ring debut in a diva tag team match alongside Brie Bella against Natalya and Maria Menounos in a losing effort with Natalya pinning Marie. Following this match, Marie began accompanying Brie to her matches. On the August 26 Raw, Marie accompanied Brie Bella to a successful singles competition match against Natalya, until AJ Lee interrupted and declared war on the Total Divas against the "real" hard earning Divas, turning the Bellas and Marie faces in the process.
Marie made her televised in-ring debut on the October 7 edition of Raw, teaming with JoJo and Natalya to defeat Alicia Fox, Aksana and Rosa Mendes in an six diva tag-team match. Marie teamed up with The Bella Twins against Lee, Aksana and Tamina Snuka on the November 4 Raw, where Eva and The Bellas emerged victorious when Marie got an upset victory over Snuka by pinning her, garnering her first pinfall victory. The Total Divas defeated The True Divas (Alicia Fox, Aksana, Divas Champion AJ, Kaitlyn, Rosa Mendes, Tamina Snuka and Summer Rae) in a traditional survivor series elimination tag-team match at the Survivor Series pay-per-view and again on the subsequent Raw. 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.
Marie made her return to WWE on the February 14, 2014 episode of SmackDown, defeating Alicia Fox in her first singles match. However, the match was cut from the broadcast. On the February 26 episode of Main Event, Marie teamed up with Natalya in an losing effort to Foxsana (Alicia Fox and Aksana) when Aksana pinned Natalya after an miscommunication. On the March 7 episode of SmackDown, Eva teamed up with Natalya in a tag-team match defeating Divas Champion AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka.
Marie featured in an Fitness Blowout infomercial. In October, she was a part of Marino Fitness Campaign Booked and a Sketchers commercial. She was featured on SportsIllustrated.com as Lovely Lady of the day in December 2012. She has appeared on several magazine covers including Rukus, Import Tuner Magazine, and Glam Fit Magazine. Marie won the 2012 Powertec Model and several fashion competitions. She has modeled for Red Chapter Clothing. Marie has appeared on shows such as Entourage, CSI: New York, America's Got Talent, 90210, and a Skechers commercial. She appeared in the September edition of Maxim magazine.
Marie's favorite food is the candy Hot Tamales. Marie describes herself as a San Francisco Giants fanatic. She was engaged to her boyfriend, Jonathan Coyle, which was aired on an episode of Total Divas much to her family's dismay. Since then she has eloped with her boyfriend. 
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Championships and accomplishments
- Powertech Model & Fitness Competition (2012)
- World Wrestling Entertainment
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter
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