Doudrop may have cut herself free from Eva Marie but she has confirmed why she decided to keep the persona that Marie bestowed upon her.
Doudrop made her RAW debut alongside Eva Marie after competing in NXT UK as Piper Niven. With nobody seemingly knowing who the Scots star was, Marie decided that her new name would be Dourdrop.
With the women’s relationship becoming increasingly strained on-screen, things fell apart completely for the ‘Eva-lution’ when Eva Marie lost to Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam. After the match, Doudrop rubbed it in Marie’s face that she was a loser and walked away from her now-former partner.
Speaking to TQ’s Views, Doudrop discussed keeping the name Eva Marie gave her despite splitting with her and how her new entrance music played a huge role in that:
“It took me a minute to maybe understand it. I was kind of like, ‘huh?’ What really cemented it for me was actually when I got to debut my new entrance theme. Seeing the kids dancing and doing the dewdrops, I was like, ‘this is what it’s about.’ It’s bright, popping, colourful, and fun for the kids. As soon as I saw that, I watched it back, and saw all the kids dancing I was like, “I finally understand who Doudrop is’ and became comfortable with it.”
Doudrop then discussed trying to find who her character was and the music helping her define that:
“The feeling was more, ‘who is Doudrop?’ I think she is like a karate kaiju, which means an adorable monster. It’s something that’s new and generally, things that are new can be a bit hard to find your feet because you don’t know what to lean into. I feel that’s on brand for me. Soon I was like, ‘this is what I’m going for and I’m going to lean into it.'”
The RAW star then revealed that she was given two options for music and she had to really sell her first choice because those in production preferred the other:
“The Titantron, I didn’t hear the music two weeks before, but I saw the Titantron come up because they were running through things to make sure they got everything. I was like, ‘I guess that’s for me, that’s pretty cool.’ The actual music I heard for the first time last week.”
“They gave me two options. They played the first one and I was in Gorilla and they were playing it and I knew straight away that it was it. I loved it and loved the little intros and drops and thought, ‘this is brilliant.’ They played me the second one and I was like, ‘Hmmm, it’s nice, but I don’t like it as much as the first one.’ Apparently, when it came to a personal entrance, ‘Just want to let you know, the TV truck actually doesn’t like the first one and they want to go with the second one. When you do this entrance, you need to sell it.’ I’m like, ‘Okay.’ I ran out and ramped up and was loving my life like, ‘I hope they like this because I want this one.'”