Eva Marie has made her stunning return to WWE after months of rumours, bringing the ‘Eva-Lution’ with her!
The 36-year-old appeared on WWE programming for the first time in almost five years as part of a short vignette on the latest episode of RAW. In it, Marie sat atop a Ferrari 599 whilst discussing the so-called Eva-Lution and her apparent hopes to help guide other WWE stars to chase their ambitions as she did:
“Do I have your attention? I’ve been thinking about where I’ve been and where I”m going. Do I have your attention now? Good. On the road of life, there are twists and turns but I’ve always tried to be the one in control of my own life and the independence that comes with it. But part of that is giving back.
Now I have your attention, I want to be someone others can look up to. I want influence others to go after their own ambitions, like I did. So I’m back where my journey started. This is Eva-Lution.”
Speculation surrounding her potential return of the 2013 Diva Search winner has been rampant ever since a report in October last year indicated that her return was imminent. Marie reportedly came to terms on a new contract eight months ago and has been backstage at various shows in preparation for a return to the company.
— WWE (@WWE) May 4, 2021
Speaking to Muscle and Fitness last month, the wrestler-turned-actress expressed her own interest in a WWE comeback and accredited her successful career outside the ring to the company:
“I love WWE so much, I owe my career to Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, and of course, Triple H. They took a chance on a no-name kid. When it comes to me stepping back in the ring, absolutely. I mean, I feel like now is the time for some heat and we all know your girl got a lot of that. So, I would love to definitely step back into the ring, it just has to be the right time, and the right moment, and if that opportunity arises, you better believe your girl is coming through.”
This marks Eva Marie’s first appearance on the red brand since March 28th 2016, shortly before she was drafted to SmackDown as part of the WWE Draft of that year. A Wellness Policy violation in August marked the end of her run on television and after being unused for a year, Marie announced that she and WWE had parted ways in August 2017 – following which she embarked upon an acting and television career.