What could’ve been…
User dvizzle on the Squared Circle Reddit appeared to confirm earlier reports espoused by the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer that former WWE star Eva Marie was in line for a big push, possibly in the form of a women’s championship run before it was halted by a wellness violation. The Reddit user, who is known for his work with championship belts, said that WWE had ordered championship sideplates (see below) for Eva Marie in anticipation of her having the belt at some point.
The sideplates are only used for significant belts — WWE, Universal, and Women’s titles — and WWE doesn’t keep sideplates for all of their talents. The same Reddit user reports that WWE ordered Eva Marie’s sideplates as part of the “first batch” when the company created the new women’s belts last year.
Marie announced last week that she was officially done with WWE.
Eva Marie had been off of television since last year, where a wellness violation derailed her push by WWE. The two sides had been at odds ever since that violation, and it was previously reported that Marie would not return to the company once her contract expired.
The announcement comes after WWE parted ways with Ho Ho Lun earlier in the same week.
Marie had been with WWE since 2013, where she was mostly used as part of the Total Divas reality show that featured several of the women wrestlers with the company. At this point, it looks like Marie will drop wrestling altogether to focus on her acting and entertainment career.