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Eva Marie on if WWE gave Lana her gimmick and story

All Red Everything was a glamourous display of feminity when Eva Marie portrayed her character the few times she got on WWE television with the gimmick. Most of the gimmick was all hype with promo videos, but once she debuted she was poised to be on the top of the female roster.

Then Eva Marie was popped with a wellness policy violation because they found a prescription for ADD medication that she’s had for years but she still lost a ton of steam which led to her suspension and eventual hiatus from WWE. It was really a sad way to end something she had obviously worked very hard for.

Another WWE female talent recently popped up on television with a repackaged gimmick that is glamourous and Ravishing. Lana was recently given a new gimmick and transitioned into a wrestling role. She immediately got a SmackDown Women’s Title shot because they had used every other woman on the roster in the first-ever Women’s Money In The Bank ladder match and now she has another shot at Naomi’s title on Tuesday night. It’s almost like WWE rebooked 1/4 of the Money In The Bank pay-per-view for SmackDown Live this week.

Some have said Eva Marie and Lana’s gimmicks are way too similar for it to be a coincidence. Eva Marie recently appeared on Wrestling Observer Live where she plugged her upcoming film Inconceivable. Along the way, Bryan Alvarez asked All Red Everything if she thought The Ravishing Russian was given her gimmick and angle due to her departure.

“You know what? I wouldn’t say she got my role just because you can’t really ever duplicate something that’s not you. There’s only one Eva Marie, there’s only going to be one Eva Marie. I think Lana is a very smart talent and just tapped into something that she thought that she would kind of go ahead and get in there somehow and I think that’s kind of where she’s at.”

“As far as if it was my story line? I’m not quite sure. I didn’t know my story line that far in advance but I’m not quite sure if that was mine or not. I’m gonna say let’s hope not.”

If you use any portion of the quotes in this article please credit Wrestling Observer Live with a H/T to for the transcription


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