BIOGRAPHY - EVE TORRES

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Real Name: Eve Torres
Birthday: May 5, 1984
Hometown: Sacramento, California
Height & Weight: 5'8" - 131 lbs
Trained by: FCW Training
Debut: Summer 2007
Notable Feuds: Michelle McCool, Layla El

 

Torres was born in Denver, Colorado. Torres attended the University of Southern California on a full tuition scholarship. During college, she

was one of the founding members of the Omega Phi Beta sorority chapter on her campus and held the vice-president position for several

years. While in Omega Phi Beta, Torres was awarded for Academic Excellence at the Order of Omega Greek Awards. She was also the co-

captain of the USC Fly Girls and created much of their choreography. She graduated in 2006 with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

 

She quickly began her career as a professional hip hop/ballroom/lyrical/jazz dancer and model. She was a member of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers Spirit Dance Team for the 2006-2007 season. She also appeared on Show Me The Money as a Million Dollar Dancer.

 

Torres entered WWE's Diva Search during the Summer of 2007. She was chosen to be one of the eight finalists to compete at the chance for a one year contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. On October 29, 2007, in Philadelphia, live on Raw, she was crowned the 2007 WWE Diva Search winner, defeating finalist Brooke Gilbertsen and becoming an official WWE Diva. On December 20, 2007, it was announced she had received her wrestling license in the state of Kentucky and had started training in Ohio Valley Wrestling by January 4, 2008.

 

Promos of Eve coming to SmackDown began airing on January 11, 2008. The promo aired for three weeks before Eve made her official debut on the February 1, 2008 edition of SmackDown interviewing former World Heavyweight Champion Batista. During spring, Eve participated in a "Diva Competition" contest to determine the top diva on SmackDown, the contest was won by Michelle McCool. Torres appeared at WrestleMania XXIV as a Lumberjill in the BunnyMania match between Maria and Ashley against Beth Phoenix and Melina.

 

Eve then continued to participated in contests including the Halloween Costume Contest on October 26, 2008 at Cyber Sunday, Torres was dressed as Raphael from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. On November 3, 2008, the 800th episode of Raw, Eve made her televised in-ring debut in a 16-Diva tag team match, which her team lost although she was never tagged in. Her first main storyline came on the January 2, 2009 episode of SmackDown, when Torres was attacked by Michelle McCool. On the February 6 episode of SmackDown, Torres made her singles match debut in a losing effort against McCool via submission. On April 5, Torres competed in a Divas battle royal at WrestleMania XXV, but the match was won by Santina Marella. After feuding with Layla for several weeks and competing in dance and arm wrestling competitions, Eve defeated Layla on the May 29 episode of SmackDown in a wrestling match. On the June 18 episode of WWE Superstars, once again, Eve pinned Layla. After the match, they both shook hands.

 

Around the same as her scripted rivalry with Layla, Eve became associated with Cryme Tyme, appearing in backstage segments with them. She also began accompanying them to the ring as their manager during their storyline rivalry with The Hart Dynasty. Eve and Cryme Tyme participated in a six-person mixed tag team match against The Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, and Natalya), which Cryme Tyme lost, and the following week, Eve defeated Natalya in a singles match.

 

On October 12, 2009, Eve was traded to the Raw brand. On the November 2 episode of Raw, she competed in her first match: a battle royal which was won by Alicia Fox. She then entered a love storyline with Chris Masters in December 2009, becoming his valet. She defeated Katie Lea Burchill on the January 11 edition of Raw to advance in the tournament for the Divas Championship.

 

On the April 5 episode of Raw, Eve won a "Dress to Impress" battle royal to become the number one contender to the WWE Divas Championship, and the following week on Raw, she defeated Maryse to win the championship for the first time. She successfully defended the championship against Maryse at the Over the Limit pay-per-view in May. At the Fatal 4-Way pay-per-view in June, Eve lost the championship in a fatal four-way match, when Alicia Fox pinned Maryse to win the championship. On the July 5 episode of Raw, Eve invoked her rematch clause against Fox but was unsuccessful after Fox feigned an ankle injury. As a result, she received another rematch at the Money in the Bank pay per-view, but lost again to Fox. In mid-2010 she began acting as the valet for R-Truth.

 

At the Royal Rumble on January 30, 2011, the Raw General Manager added Eve to a two-on-one handicap match for the Divas Championship, turning it into a fatal four-way match. Eve pinned Layla to win the match and become a two-time Divas Champion. She retained the championship against Natalya in a Lumberjill match on the February 14 episode of Raw, and against Nikki Bella on the March 7 episode. She held the championship until the April 11 episode of Raw, when she lost it to Brie Bella.

 

Eve then formed an alliance with Kelly Kelly, and after Kelly won the Divas Championship in June, Eve accompanied her to the ring during her matches. Eve and Kelly began feuding with The Divas of Doom (Beth Phoenix and Natalya), and after Phoenix won the Divas Championship from Kelly, Eve defeated Natalya to earn a match against Phoenix. She faced Phoenix at the Vengeance pay-per-view, but was unsuccessful. On the October 31 episode of Raw, Eve won a battle royal to become the number one contender to the Divas Championship. She received her championship match at the Survivor Series pay-per-view, but lost a Lumberjill match to Phoenix. She later described the match as her favorite.

 

Eve moved into a storyline with Zack Ryder in December 2011, and the pair won a mixed tag team match against Natalya and Tyson Kidd on the December 26 episode of Raw. On the January 9, 2012, episode of Raw, Eve agreed to a date with Ryder beginning a storyline relationship. Eve quickly became involved in the storyline between Ryder, his ally John Cena, and Kane, who began targeting Ryder. After injuring Ryder, he turned his attention to Eve, and tried to attack her until he was stopped by Cena. On the February 6 episode of Raw, Eve suffered a broken nose when Beth Phoenix clotheslined her during a match. The following week, Cena saved Eve from being kidnapped by Kane, and Eve kissed him in thanks. Ryder witnessed it, and she later told Ryder she hoped they could be friends. On the February 20 episode of Raw, Eve began turning into a villainess after she confessed backstage to The Bella Twins that she had never liked Zack Ryder and had disingenuously used him for publicity and planned to take advantage of Cena the same way. Cena overheard her revelation and scorned her as she begged for forgiveness. Eve justified her actions by stating she was not a "damsel in distress" and was proud of her beauty allowing her to seduce men. She wrestled her first match as a villainess on the March 2 episode of Smackdown, defeating Natalya. Ryder returned on the March 5 episoder of Raw, confronting Eve over her recent actions, but she managed to seduce him into forgiving her. At WrestleMania XXVIII, Eve and Beth Phoenix lost to Kelly Kelly and Extra corrspondent Maria Menounos in a tag team match. Later that night, she accompanied Ryder to the ring for the Team Johnny vs. Team Teddy matchup where she distracted Ryder, costing him and Team Teddy the match.

 

As a result, John Laurinaitis appointed her the Executive Administrator of Raw and SmackDown. As her first order of business as Executive Administrator, on the April 30 episode of Raw, Eve fired the Bella Twins backstage. Despite her new authority figure role, she continued to participate in matches throughout mid-2012. On the August 10 episode of SmackDown, Eve asked SmackDown General Manager Booker T if she could be his assistant, but Kaitlyn was given the job instead. Eve threatened Booker that she would tell the Board of Directors about his discriminatory hiring practices and was given a match against Kaitlyn the following week. Eve won the match and the job.

 

In August, she began a storyline where she appeared friendly and nice, diminishing her villainous characteristics. As part of this apparent personality change, she shook hands with her rival Kaitlyn following a match and teamed with her and Layla on the September 10 episode of Raw. At the Night of Champions pay-per-view, Kaitlyn was attacked and injured by a masked figure; as a result, Eve replaced Kaitlyn in a match against Divas Champion Layla. Eve won the match, becoming the first Divas to hold the WWE Divas Championship on three occasions. After Kaitlyn revealed her attacker was blonde, Eve accused Beth Phoenix, and attacked her on the September 24 episode of Raw. The following week, Eve suspended Phoenix, pending an investigation into Kaitlyn's attack; Phoenix's suspension was reversed by Booker T, and Eve blamed Teddy Long for telling her to suspend Phoenix. It was later revealed that Kaitlyn was attacked by Aksana, on Eve's orders. On the October 8 episode of Raw, Eve defeated Kaitlyn via submission to retain the Divas Championship, and following the match, she attempted to re-injure Kaitlyn, but was stopped by Layla. The following week, she defeated Layla to retain the championship. The three-way feud led to a match at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, where Eve retained the Divas Championship against Layla and Kaitlyn in a triple threat match. Eve continued to feud with the duo, facing them in tag team matches with multiple partners and defeating Kaitlyn at Survivor Series to retain the championship. At Tables, Ladders & Chairs, Eve stopped Kaitlyn from winning a number one contender's match, and defeated winner Naomi to retain the title. Kaitlyn won a non-title match against Eve, and won the subsequent title match by disqualification on December 18, however Eve retained the championship. The re-match occurred on the January 7, 2013, episode of Raw, in which Eve successfully defended the championship after losing by countout. The following week, on the special "20th Anniversary" episode of Raw, Eve lost the Divas Championship to Kaitlyn. She quit immediately following the loss in storyline.

 

In reality, Torres had asked for her release in December 2012 to focus on her role as an instructor for the Gracie Women Empowered Self-defense program. She returned to WWE for one night only on December 9, 2013, presenting the Slammy Award for Diva of the Year to The Bella Twins.

 

In August 2008, Torres, along with fellow WWE Divas Maria and Candice Michelle, appeared on an episode of Sunset Tan. On October 2, 2008, Torres and Maria appeared on a special episode of Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed. Torres appeared on the November 3, 2009 episode of Deal or No Deal with Maria and Dolph Ziggler. On July 1, 2012, Torres, Kelly, and Michelle McCool appeared on Extreme Weight Loss. In 2012, she was part of NBC's celebrity reality competition series called Stars Earn Stripes; she won the competition on September 3, earning over $100,000 for her charity, the USO. On September 7, 2012, Torres appeared on G4's Attack of the Show for an interview. Torres made a special appearance on Redemption Song which is hosted by fellow WWE wrestler Chris Jericho along with Candice Michelle, Maryse, and Mickie James. It was originally aired on November 12, 2008. Eve, along with Maryse and Michelle McCool appeared in the January 2009 issue of Muscle & Fitness magazine. On August 17, Maria, Candice Michelle, and Eve Torres were on an episode of Sunset Tan. Torres appeared on the November 3, 2009 episode of Deal or No Deal with Maria and Dolph Ziggler.

 

In addition to dancing, she also loves aerobics, running, and kickboxing. Torres was also featured in Latina magazine. She is trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and holds a blue belt from the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California.. Torres has one younger brother, Phillip, who in October 2008 appeared on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? and won $100,000.

 

On April 30 it was announced that Torres would be featured in the WWE Studios and Kare Production Project "Les reines du ring" (English: Queens of the Ring) alongside fellow wrestlers The Miz and CM Punk.

 

In mid-2013, Torres filmed a role for the film Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power, which is scheduled to be released in January 2015. She later earned a role in Matador as Reyna Flores, a journalist reporting on the leading character's career.

 

On December 9, 2013, Torres made her return to WWE, presenting the Slammy Award for Diva of the Year to The Bella Twins. Since April 2014, she has served as an ambassador for the WWE. Torres appeared on the June 19, 2017 edition of Table for 3 on WWE Network alongside Maryse and Kelly Kelly.

 

Torres is trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and holds a purple belt from the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy based in Torrance, California. Torres also participates in kickboxing. She is a spokeswoman and head instructor for the Gracie Women Empowered self-defense program. Along with her sister-in-law, Sage Allard, Torres became an event manager, and together, they opened their own event rental company named "inJOY The Party".

 

Torres married Rener Gracie in April 2014. She gave birth to her first child, a boy, named Raeven Gracie, on September 28, 2015.

 

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