Eva Marie has been making the media rounds since resurfacing in WWE. The women’s wrestling star recently spoke with Graham Matthews of the Bleacher Report for an in-depth discussion about her return to the industry.
During the discussion with the popular digital media outlet, the WWE Superstar spoke about the McMahon Family being supportive of her during her time away from the company and how she knew a return was always inevitable, how plans for her return changed a couple of times, as well as how she deals with criticism from the fans.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview where she touches on these topics and more.
On the McMahon Family being supportive of her while she was away from WWE, and how a return to the company was inevitable: “I absolutely love WWE. They’ve been such a great support for me, even the five years I’ve been away. I have so much love, respect and admiration for Vince [McMahon], Stephanie [McMahon] and [Triple H] because they gave me my shot. They gave me a go and started my career. They’ve also been super supportive of everything I’ve done on the outside of WWE, and I knew it wasn’t a matter of if. It was just a matter of when Eva Marie was going to come back into the company, and I’m glad that it’s now.”
On how she almost returned before WrestleMania 37, and then again on the post-WrestleMania edition of Monday Night Raw: “There’s always so many things where creatively, story-wise, there were so many thing where I was going to come back before ‘Mania, and then I wasn’t. Timing is everything, and just making sure it made sense. That’s kind of where it was at where I thought I was returning a lot sooner, and then it didn’t make sense. WrestleMania wasn’t the right moment, and right after wasn’t, either. It was just looking for that right little slot to insert the storyline and create it and start it.”
On how she deals with criticism from the fans: “Obviously first coming into the company so brand-new you’re trying to take everything in stride. At the same time, I was brand-new to social media, brand-new to WWE, brand-new to Total Divas. You’re taking certain things and trying to learn as you go. Now that I’ve learned so much, especially outside of the company, I take everything in stride. Any type of criticism, to me, is like, ‘Good, I’m doing my job.’ No matter what, you have to think no one is going to be happy. You’re not going to appease every single person. If you’re taking certain things to heart, then you shouldn’t be in entertainment.”
Check out the complete interview at BleacherReport.com.
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