WWE superstar Eva Marie is the heartbeat of millions of fans. She believes in giving effortless performances inside the ring. Recently she became a guest on the Mikhaila Peterson Podcast. During the podcast interview, Marie makes a heartfelt confession about her starting journey to WWE. She also reveals how she got the chance to sign up with WWE. Eva got the chance to associate herself with this company when she was competing in WWE Diva Search in 2013. The aspiring wrestlers can look up to her as a source of inspiration. If you are her fan and want to know all the details. Here are snippets from her interview below:
What did Eva reveal about her journey to WWE?
Here is a part of Eva’s interview as she shares her experience with WWE:
“So, I was 28 when I got my first [opportunity], they call it a Diva Search,” shared Marie. “They don’t do it anymore. But what they’d do is go around to all the large cities and do a big old cattle casting call, looking for the next WWE Diva. After I graduated college, I moved to Los Angeles because I was like ‘I have my business degree, but I’m not ready to go into the business world, per se.’
My parents were like ‘What are you doing? This is not the route we want you to go’. But I decided ‘Hey, I have my degree, I have that to fall back on. Let me go dabble’. I finished college in Orange County, California, moved to Los Angeles [and] dabbled in a little bit of modeling and acting. I was like ‘Ooh, I like this.’ “When WWE came into town, I was like ‘Wait a minute.’ Once I went there to the HQ in Los Angeles and saw Hulk Hogan and everyone on the walls, I was like ‘Whoa. This is like WWF back in the day that I used to watch with my brothers, this is crazy’.
Then after my first audition, because they did a couple of callbacks and stuff, I was like ‘This could be my dream job’. Because not only do you have to perform in front of a live crowd, but you have to handle the physicality that is required to step in the ring and have a wrestling match. Then you get to travel the world, and I wanted to do all those things.”
Marie Joined WWE without any wrestling experience
Marie revealed that before joining WWE she didn’t have any wrestling experience. However, she had been a part of the sports field during her college years. Here is what she has to say:
“Wrestling was brand new,” admitted Marie. “I had no idea what taking a bump was. Didn’t know how to run ropes. Definitely nothing, whatsoever, was in my arsenal. It was something, [like] ‘Let me give it a whirl’ and I fell in love with it.”
“So that’s what I was going for, that is what I was aiming [for], and that’s what I ended up getting. But because I was in Los Angeles, they called me up and said ‘You know what? We have this thing; we can’t really tell you too much about it. Will you go in for this interview/audition?’