Eva Marie Explains Why Her WWE Return Was Pushed Back
Marie re-signed with WWE all the way back in September 2020
Back in October 2020, Cultaholic first reported that Eva Marie would be returning to WWE after three years away from the company. PWInsider would later note that Marie re-signed with Vince McMahon's organisation in late September.
Marie wouldn't appear on WWE TV until six months later, though, and she wouldn't make an appearance in person until mid-June 2021.
The former All Red Everything has since explained why her WWE TV return was delayed during a chat with Bleacher Report.
"There's always so many things where creatively, story-wise, there were so many things where I was going to come back before 'Mania, and then I wasn't. Timing is everything, and just making sure it made sense. That's kind of where it was at where I thought I was returning a lot sooner, and then it didn't make sense. WrestleMania wasn't the right moment, and right after wasn't, either. It was just looking for that right little slot to insert the storyline and create it and start it," she said.
Marie has settled on Raw as a heel in a storyline with Piper Niven, now named Doudrop. The former ICW Women's Champion has looked dominant on the red brand so far, but Marie has repeatedly claimed the spotlight for herself.