Marie at WrestleMania Axxess in April 2014.
|Birth name||Natalie Marie Nelson|
September 19, 1984 |
Concord, California, USA
|Spouse(s)||Jonathan Coyle (m. 2014)|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Eva Marie|
|Billed height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Billed weight||125 lb (57 kg)|
|Billed from||Bay Area, California
|Trained by||Sara Del Rey
|Debut||July 1, 2013|
Natalie Marie Coyle (née Nelson; born September 19, 1984), known professionally as Natalie Eva Marie, is an American fashion model, actress, professional wrestler and valet. She is currently signed with WWE under the ring name Eva Marie.
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.
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. Marie made her main roster debut on the July 1 episode of Raw, in a backstage segment along with her fellow Total Divas co-stars. Marie accompanied Natalya to the ring on the July 4 episode of WWE Superstars, 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. Upon the debut of Total Divas program in July 2013, the Bellas began feuding with their co-star on the show, Natalya, with Marie becoming Brie's valet. She also was her partner at Summerslam Axxess in a tag team match against Natalya and Maria Menounos. The cast of Total Divas then transitioned into a scripted feud with WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee, who mocked the show and cast, turning both The Bellas and Marie faces in the process. Marie competed in six diva tag-team matches including when Marie gained an upset victory over Tamina Snuka by pinning her, garnering her first pinfall victory. Continuing their feud into November, 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. and again on the subsequent Raw.
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. The match, however, was cut from the broadcast. After returning in early 2014, Marie began regularly participating in tag-team matches, including getting a win over AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka. On April 6, Marie made her WrestleMania debut 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. In late May, Marie was placed in a feud with the returning Summer Rae when Rae cost Marie a tag-team match. Leading to Marie defeating Rae in her in-ring return after an interference by Fandango and Layla.
Eva was then placed in a feud with Divas Champion AJ Lee, facing Lee in two non-title matches on SmackDown and Raw, which Lee won. In July, Marie became a heel when she became involved in Stephanie McMahon's ongoing storyline with The Bella Twins by regularly participating in handicap match as apart of McMahon's punishment against Nikki, including picking up the win for her team after a DDT. Marie also participated in a staged match which ended in a beat down when Marie and Fox attacked Nikki. Marie made her first appearance on NXT on August 7, where she was defeated by Bayley. She faced Divas Champion AJ Lee in non-title bouts on the August 11 episode of Raw and August 15 episode of Smackdown. She emerged victorious via pinfall and count-out, respectfully, following the distraction by Paige.
Marie featured in a 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. In 2014, Marie ranked number 83 in Maxim's Hot 100.
Awards and nominations
|2014||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV: Reality Show||Nominated||Total Divas (see Total Divas cast)|
Marie's favorite food is the candy Hot Tamales. Marie describes herself as a San Francisco Giants fanatic. She is married to Jonathan Coyle, which was aired on an episode of Total Divas. Marie has struggled with under-age alcohol abuse.
- Signature moves
- Entrance themes
Championships and accomplishments
- Powertech Model & Fitness Competition (2012)
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter
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- "You voted, we counted, and the rest is supersexy history. From mind-bogglingly seductive supermodels to Hollywood’s most awe-inspiring actresses (with a bevy of beauties in between), the women of 2014 make up a roster so undeniably breathtaking you may get light-headed just reading it.". Retrieved 21 May 2014.
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