Eva Marie

Natalie Marie Coyle (née Nelson)

D.O.B: 19 September, 1984
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, California
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 125lbs
Trained By: Brian Kendrick, Sara del Rey, WWE Performance Center
Twitter: @Natalieevamarie

Natalie Marie Coyle (née Nelson) is an actress, fitness model, valet and professional wrestler, currently working for WWE under the ring name Eva Marie.

She is currently performing in WWE’s developmental territory, NXT, alongside Nia Jax. The pair call themselves The Power Alliance.

Personal Life


Natalie Marie Coyle (née Nelson) was born in Walnut Creek, California, and raised in Concord, California. Her father, Barry, is Italian and her mother, Josie, is Mexican. She is the youngest child and has three older brothers, named, Nathan, Neal and Nick. She played soccer for California State University, Fullerton until she began her modelling career. She also tried her hand at acting and did some promotional work at this time.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in business management and a minor in human resources. She would also receive an associate degree in art from Diablo Valley College

Coyle is a San Francisco Giants fan.

On August 23, 2014, she married Jonathan Coyle. Their wedding was aired on an episode of Total Divas.

She cites her favorite wrestlers growing up were Razor Ramon and The Ultimate Warrior.

She has struggled with under-age alcohol abuse.

When she was 20, Coyle had a breast augmentation. On an episode of Total Divas it was revealed that one of her implants ruptured, which caused silicone to enter her bloodstream, requiring surgery and new implants.

Professional Wrestling Career


Ring Names

WWE; Main Roster

In 2013, Coyle signed with WWE and was assigned to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. She then began using the ring name Eva Marie. In May of 2013, she was announced as a part of the Total Divas cast.

On the July 1st episode of RAW, Eva Marie made her main roster debut when she was involved in a backstage segment with the rest of the Total Divas cast. She would then accompany Natalya to the ring for her match against Naomi on Superstars.

On the July 22nd edition of RAW, Eva Marie and her fellow Total Divas cast members appeared in the ring as a part of MizTV. During the segment Eva Marie slapped Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler across the face, saying she was making a name for herself, this also made her a heel.

It wasn’t long before The Bella Twins would begin a feud with Natalya. Eva Marie would then begin accompanying the Bella’s to the ring as their valet. She would also partner Brie Bella in a tag team match at SummerSlam Axxess in a match against Natalya and Maria Menounos.

After this mini-feud had ended, the Total Divas cast was seemingly re-united as one in order to feud with current WWE Divas champion, AJ Lee. AJ would mock the cast, which turned both the Bella’s and Eva Marie babyface. Eva Marie would then wrestle in several six-woman tag team matches, one of which saw her pick up a shock pinfall victory over Tamina Snuka.

At Survivor Series, Eva Marie was a part of the successful Team Total Divas, who defeated The True Divas in a traditional Survivor Series match. The True Divas consisted of Alicia Fox, Aksana, AJ Lee, Kaitlyn, Rosa Mendes, Tamina Snuka and Summer Rae.

The following night on RAW would see a rematch between the two teams, with Team Total Divas once again coming out on top. After this Eva Marie disappeared from WWE TV for nearly three months.

Return To WWE TV; Feuding With Summer Rae

Eva Marie would return to WWE television on the February 14, 2014 episode of Smackdown. She would defeat Alicia Fox in her first ever WWE singles match. The match was however, not broadcast. She would then begin participating in several tag team matches.

On April 6th, Eva Marie made her Wrestlemania debut, when she participated in the 14-woman ‘Vickie Guerrero Invitational match for the WWE Divas Championship. The match was ultimately won by the reigning Divas champion, AJ Lee.

In May, Eva Marie began a feud with the returning Summer Rae, after Summer cost Eva a tag team match. This would lead to Eva Marie defeating Summer Rae in her in-ring return, following interference by Fandango and Layla on the May 26th episode of RAW.

Upon the end of this feud, Eva Marie began a program with Divas champion AJ Lee, with AJ defeating Eva in two non-title matches.

Eva Marie then became involved in the ongoing feud between Stephanie McMahon and The Bella Twins. Eva would often be placed in handicap matches against the Bella’s as part of Stephanie McMahon’s vendetta against them. In one of the handicap matches, Eva would get the win for her team.

On August 7th, Eva Marie made her NXT debut when she defeated Bayley.

She would then once again face Divas champion AJ Lee in non-title matches, winning two of them by pinfall and count-out respectively following a distraction from Paige.

After a month of inactivity, Eva Marie announced on her Instagram account that she was recovering from an injury. The injury would later be revealed as a rupture in her breast implants.

She would return on the March 9th episode of RAW, when she accompanied Summer Rae during her match with AJ Lee.

It wasn’t long after this that she went on another television hiatus in order to improve her in-ring work and train with former WWE Tag Team Champion, Brian Kendrick.

NXT

Eva Marie returned on the June 3rd episode of NXT, when she said that she would be competing in the NXT Women’s division. The crowd reacted badly towards her. NXT General Manager William Regal would inform Eva that he needed proof that she was ready to compete in the NXT women’s division..

She made her official NXT in-ring debut against Cassie, and won the match. She then began competing at the NXT live events.

On these live events, Eva Marie began a feud with Carmella, which led to a match between the two on the August 26th episode of NXT, which was won by Eva Marie. Marie would then go on a winning streak, defeating Liv Morgan, Billie Kay and Carmella.

On the November 18th episode of NXT, Eva challenged NXT Women’s Champion Bayley to a match for the title. Bayley accepted and the two faced off the following week with Bayley retaining the championship.

She then began an alliance with NXT newcomer, Nia Jax. The two appeared together on the December 9th episode of NXT, when Eva once again challenged Bayley to a title match at NXT TakeOver: London.

On January 13, 2016, Eva Marie competed in a Battle Royal with the winner becoming the number one contender for the NXT Women’s championship. The match was won by Carmella. On February 10, Eva tried to gain some revenge on Carmella when she and Nia Jax attacked Carmella and Bayley, but they were chased away by Asuka. Eva and Nia then defeated Bayley and Carmella in a tag match on February 24.

Return To The Main Roster (2016-Present)

On March 28 edition of RAW,  Team B.A.D. and Blonde once again attacked the Total Divas, this time however, Eva Marie evened up the sides, causing a 10-Diva Tag Team match to be set for Wrestlemania 32.

At Wrestlemania 32, the Total Divas defeated Team B.A.D. & Blonde, after Naomi tapped-out to Brie Bella’s Yes-Lock.


Other Media

Eva Marie was featured in a Fitness Blowout infomercial and was a part of the Marino Fitness Campaign. She has also appeared in a Sketchers commercial.

In December 2012, she was featured as the Lovely Lady of the Day on the Sports Illustrated website.

She has also appeared on several magazine covers including Import Turner Magazine, Rukus and Glam Fitness Magazine.

Eva Marie was the winner of the 2012 Powertech Model competition.

She also appeared on the Spanish dating show 12 Corazones.

In 2014, Eva Marie ranked number 83 in Maxim’s Hot 100.

In 2015, she made her computer game debut in the WWE 2K16 game.

Television

Year Show Role
2013-Present Total Divas Herself

Web

Year Show Role
2015 Swerved Herself
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