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Eva Marie Talks Tag Team With Nia Jax, Being A Heel, Main Roster Aspirations, WrestleMania

WWE NXT Diva Eva Marie recently spoke with Joshua Caudill of CraveOnline.com. Here are some highlights:

CraveOnline: Let’s talk a little bit about NXT. You have powerhouse tag partner in Nia Jax. How do you feel about that partnership and how did that come about?

Eva Marie: I think we’re a dominant tag team. There’s nothing really like that on the main roster or in NXT. It was weird how it came about because my first match back on live events in NXT, was with her. I think it was on accident. It was a random pairing because I had just started back wrestling. We had to tag together and she and I were like, ‘Damn. I like this. This can work.’ Then the writers and producers saw it and ran with it and I’m happy they did. I love her and we get along very well and have a lot of the same interests. She’s extremely hard working and we push each other. There’s nothing like being able to work with someone you enjoy and brings out the best in you.

 CraveOnline: You get a lot of heat from those NXT crowds. How does it feel when you’re about to walk out in front of that small arena and be greeted with a chorus of boos? Is it a rush at this point?
Eva Marie: Yes! 100 percent. I’ve said this before but the last thing you want as an entertainer or athlete, you don’t want to walk out there and be greeted with silence and hear crickets and see people get up to go to the restroom. Before I go out there and my music hits and I immediately hear the reaction, I feed off of it. It makes me put a little more pep in my step and walk out there with extra swag.
CraveOnline: What’s your schedule like for WrestleMania?
Eva Marie: Last night was I was in Philly and now I’m in Boston. This is the first time I’ve been back at TVs in nine months so that’s extremely exciting. With WrestleMania, I have some exciting things coming up and I’ll be all over the place because I’ll be doing a little bit of double-duty. I’ll be wrestling with NXT too so I’ll definitely be giving everyone a little bit of red.

CraveOnline: Would you like to get back to the main roster as soon as possible or would you prefer to stay in NXT for a little while and get that NXT Women’s Championship?

Eva Marie: It’s whatever presents itself first. If I get the opportunity to come up to the main roster, I’m not going to say no but if I get the opportunity to go against Bayley and grab that title from her, I’ll absolutely do it. Whichever comes first, I’ll take it for sure.

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