It was reported in October 2020 that Eva Marie would be returning to WWE for her second run with the company.
However, several months went by and Marie was nowhere to be seen until vignettes began to air hyping her return on the May 3 episode of WWE Raw. Fast forward to June 14th, she made her live TV return.
Marie spoke about the original timeframe for her return and why it ended up being delayed while doing an interview with Graham GSM Matthews of Bleacher Report.
WWE had planned for her to return before WrestleMania 37 in April, but that was pushed back because WWE kept trying to find the right moment for it.
“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,” she said. “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.”
When Marie did make her return, she brought in a new protege, Doudrop, who is best known as NXT UK star Piper Niven.
They’ve worked a few matches together thus far including this past Monday night on Raw when they teamed with Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax to defeat Asuka, Naomi, Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss.