The promising pro wrestling career of “All Red Everything” Eva Marie may have been cut short! As noticed by an astute wredditor on /r/SquaredCircle, the pro wrestler and reality TV star has removed all references to WWE from her Twitter Bio, which no longer lists her as a “WWE Superstar,” and, in the ultimate snubbing, unfollowed the official WWE account. She also hasn’t Tweeted about wrestling in a while, save a few during the Royal Rumble two weeks ago, instead promoting her various personal projects.
How did we come to this?
Eva Marie was suspended from the company for 30 days back in August for violating the WWE’s “wellness policy,” a system of random drug testing and mandatory suspensions for all violators whose names don’t rhyme with Ripple Blaytch, Jock Mezner, and Don Weena. Eva Marie’s useless husband, Jonathan Coyle, tweeted and then deleted in response to the suspension, “When the public finds out why my wife was unjustly suspended they will be absolutely outraged! Official statement and facts coming soon.” Of course, no one who fails a drug test is ever guilty. We’ve personally failed dozens of drug tests, and it was never our fault. We swear!
At the time, Eva Marie was in the midst of a massive heel push in the Smackdown women’s division, and her suspension forced the company to shelve the storyline, which made perfect use of Eva Marie’s talents by having her avoid actually wrestling. Eva Marie had garnered nuclear heat with wrestling crowds. Instead of laying low until WWE brought her back, Eva Marie instead took a job starring in a movie with Nicholas Cage, something that the notoriously petty WWE would probably take offense to. When the thirty days were up, Eva Marie didn’t return to TV, and we haven’t seen her since.
So is Eva Maria done with WWE?
It’s not a sure thing. First of all, the first rule of wrestling is that it’s always a work, and the second rule of wrestling is that you should never work yourself into a shoot, brother. Eva Marie’s Instagram bio does still reference WWE, and WWE still has Eva Marie listed on their roster. The company has invested a lot into making Eva Marie a star, and if the ongoing Roman Reigns experiment has proven anything, it’s that WWE doesn’t give up once they set their minds to something, wellness suspensions be damned.
And, of course, there’s this:
For those asking, and many have, Eva Marie is still under contract to WWE
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) February 7, 2017
Of course, Eva Marie could be “done” working with WWE, but still bound to her contract. Until WWE makes an official announcement of her release, or until more on this story leaks out, this has to be taken as either pure speculation or maybe even a work, which is why we made use of the time-tested journalistic convention of phrasing the headline in the form of a question.