Total Divas was on the air from 2013 to 2019 and Eva Marie was an original cast member of the show. That E! reality television series featured many moments from Eva Marie’s career and personal life, and looking back she can see its importance. She also believes that show was responsible for jumpstarting WWE’s women’s evolution in many ways.
While speaking to TV Insider, Eva Marie talked about the influence that Total Divas had on WWE. When asked if she feels that the show doesn’t receive the appreciation that it deserves, she had quite a bit to say about the subject.
“I’m super fortunate and happy that I had that opportunity. In hindsight, it is kind of crazy I was doing everything for the first time on camera as well. Whether it was in the company filming a reality show, being in a relationship, getting married. It helped me grow so much. It opened so many eyes to more women becoming fans of WWE. Total Divas was on the E! Network, so you’re opening up the demographic to so many women to watch that show and channel.”
“Total Divas came around, and now all of a sudden they are watching Raw and SmackDown. It was really where the whole evolution of women and women’s wrestling really started and got talked about. I was grateful to be on it for six seasons because it created such an awesome fan base for me.”
Eva Marie left WWE in August 2017 and that meant her time on Total Divas came to an end as well. She still left a lot of memories in front of millions as they watched her every week on E!
A lot of things played into WWE’s Women’s Evolution, and Total Divas was certainly a helpful part of that. Many might argue that fans would have been talking about women’s wrestling regardless of WWE’s crossover into the reality television genre. Eva Marie certainly seems to think that Total Divas did a lot of good in that department.
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