Eva Marie recently spoke with Kenny Herzog to promote tonight's WWE Total Divas season 5 premiere. Below are highlights, including Eva commenting on possibly appearing at WWE Fastlane after doing a shoot for the promo we posted earlier.
How do you win over fans that are still skeptical about your commitment to wrestling as opposed to the overall Eva Marie brand?
People are always going to have something to say, where it's good, bad or indifferent. And for me, I know exactly why I became a WWE Diva. I think people forget I tried out to be a Diva before I got Total Divas. So I was given this amazing opportunity that, if presented to anybody, they would take. As far as my commitment to being a wrestler, the proof is in the pudding. I asked to go back to NXT when I really didn't have to. I was already on the main roster, so I could have continued doing what I was doing up there. I never want to do anything mediocre, so I needed to make that personal assessment and ask Vince McMahon and Triple H, "Can I go to NXT?" Because we have the resources, so why wouldn't I want to capitalize on that? I've put in blood, sweat and tears to progress, which is awesome, 'cause look at me now: I'm working a live event tonight. It was definitely one of the scariest – but best – decisions I've ever made.
Where does Eva Marie fit into the Divas landscape, which is markedly different than during your last main-roster run?
So much has changed. I'm a pretty big bad guy, so that would definitely transpire on the main roster. I'd be coming in as a major heel. I think they need some heel blood for sure, so hopefully that can happen.
So, for the record, can we infer from recent photo shoots that you'll be back on Raw and SmackDown again soon?
I mean, that is the hope. I can tell you [the photo shoot] was definitely for Fastlane, and that is the goal for sure. I think there needs to be a little bit more of All Red Everything on Raw and SmackDown.