Former WWE star Eve Torres recently spoke with Scott Fishman of Channel Guide Magazine to promote “Skiptrace.”
WWE has transformed the women’s division since Torres was on the active roster. Torres commented on the women’s revolution in WWE and said that part of the reason she left WWE is because she didn’t get as far as she wanted to in the company.
“It’s really exciting for me to watch, but at the same time it’s also hard because when I was a part of it, the movement hadn’t really started. It was always there. You saw the women trying to fight and fight. Unfortunately, it didn’t get as far as I would have liked when I was there. There was a lot of frustration with that. It was a part of why I decided to move on from WWE. So it is actually a beautiful thing to watch this finally happening because as we’ve seen with Ronda women who can be a draw in a male-dominated, aggressive sport.”
“For Punk, I just really commend him because it’s one thing to say you want to fight, but another to actually do it. It takes so much. I know this because my husband trains top-level professional fighters every week. I see the sacrifices they make and how hard the training is. It’s like nothing else in the world. So to actually go through with it is a really challenging feat in itself. Just for that I tip my hat off to anyone who puts their body on the line like that to fight in front of the whole world. So for that, he has all the respect in the world. I’m really excited to see the fight and how that training paid off and how this is going to turn out. I wish him the best. I think we will see how the training translates. I think it’s going to be awesome.”
Torres also talked about working with Jackie Chan for the movie and more. You can read the entire interview here.