|By Raj Giri||December 17, 2012 | Comments|
WrestlingINC: You've been with WWE over five years now. How did you first find out about the Diva Search?
Eve Torres: Well, the Diva Search was broadcast on WWE every year for the past four years before I had started. So, it was something that I knew about and I knew it was a way for women that were kind of out of the wrestling world per se to have an opportunity to work with the WWE. I just thought it would be kind of right up my alley since I was very competitive.
WrestlingINC: Were you a wrestling fan growing up?
Eve: I would consider myself a casual fan growing up because obviously wrestling was such a huge part of pop culture, and still is. I was a fan as much as it was a part of pop culture. The huge names, I was obviously very familiar with. But, I didn't really watch much TV growing up to be honest.
WrestlingINC: You're the only diva to win the title three times. Do you have a favorite title reign?
Eve: I'd probably have to say that it was this current title reign right now, for sure. I think every time you win the title, it means more. You think that the first time that it means the most, but it really doesn't. I think the first time that you win the title -- you just don't know how to make the most out of your title reign until you've had one and then you've lost it. Once you lose something, you know how much more it means to you.
So, third times a charm for me. Obviously, I've taken a bit of a turn in terms of my character and I've had a lot of fun with that with this title reign.
WrestlingINC: Yeah, I think a lot of people feel that you've been the best female heel in a long time. Are there people that you watched in the past that have modeled your character after, or is it just something you've come up with?
Eve: I'm having a lot of fun with it. I draw from personal experiences, I think I've known real terrible people in my life. [Laughs.] I hate to say it, but everyone has experiences with people that you just can't stand or have certain characteristics that just irk you, and it really serves for good ammunition with these kind of characters.
You have to create your own character and you can base it off of either people you know or previous characters that have done similar things. But, it also has to feel real to you. It has to feel like something that is believable in your own mind in terms of the character you would play. So, I've really had a fun time finding out who she is with the help of obviously Vince, Hunter and some of the other divas as well.
WrestlingINC: You won the final Diva Search and the competition did bring in a lot of talent. Do you think that the Diva Search is something that could work in today's environment?
Eve: Absolutely. I think the Diva Search was a great way to find women who might have been intimidated to get into the WWE world on their own. It's kind of a way to say 'Oh, let's just try it out,' without too much commitment in the beginning and just feeling it out and seeing if WWE likes them. As somebody that has the look or the marketability or whatever that they're looking for, that sparkle that they're trying to find in the divas.
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