Former WWE Diva Talks CM Punk's Upcoming UFC Debut, Frustration With How Women Were Booked In WWE

Former WWE Diva Eve Torres was interviewed by Scott Fishman of Channel Guide Magazine to promote her upcoming movie, Skiptrace, which stars Jackie Chan. Below are some highlights:

More emphasis being put on women's wrestling in WWE now:

"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.

"Women can be a huge draw. We can be just as talented, even more so than the men as well. They can have great matches and be something that both men and women want to see. They don't have to be this novelty. So to see this happening and watching the women get recognized while putting on these awesome matches is really exciting as a fan of wrestling and a fan of women's wrestling."

CM Punk's upcoming UFC debut:

"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."

Source: Channel Guide Mag