Sunday, March 18, 2012

Eve Torres

Eve Marie Torres (born August 21, 1984) is an American dancer, model, and professional wrestler. She is working for WWE on its Raw brand as Eve Torres, or simply Eve.

Torres began her career as a model and dancer. She danced for The Southern California Summer Pro League and went on to become a member of the National Basketball Association's Los Angeles Clippers Spirit Dance Team for the 2006–2007 season. She has also appeared on several television shows, including Show Me the Money, Sunset Tan, and Deal or No Deal.

In 2007, she won the 2007 Diva Search, earning a contract with WWE. She first appeared on WWE programming as a backstage interviewer in 2008, and also appeared in non-wrestling contests such as bikini contests and dance competitions. She later became a full-time wrestler in 2009, and was involved in feuds with Michelle McCool, Layla and Natalya. She also managed the tag team of Cryme Tyme. After being traded to the Raw brand in late 2009, she managed Chris Masters before winning the WWE Divas Championship in April 2010. She held the championship for 69 days, before losing it in June. After acting as the valet for R-Truth in late 2010, she won the Divas Championship for the second time at the 2011 Royal Rumble in January. Her second reign lasted until April 2011.

Torres is trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and holds a blue belt from the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California. Torres also participates in kickboxing.

Eve moved into a storyline with Zack Ryder after 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. At the Royal Rumble event, Eve, Kelly Kelly, Alicia Fox, and Tamina were defeated by Beth Phoenix, Natalya, and The Bella Twins in an eight diva tag team match. Kane began targeting Ryder (established as a friend of John Cena, with whom Kane had been feuding), injuring him before turning his attention on Eve, first trying to attack her after an unsuccessful championship match before Cena came out to save her. On the February 6 episode of Raw, Eve suffered a broken nose during another eight Diva tag team match, following a clothesline by Beth Phoenix. On the February 13 episode of Raw, Cena saved Eve from being kidnapped by Kane. Afterwards, Eve kissed Cena and it was revealed that Ryder witnessed it. Later that night she told Ryder she hoped they could be friends.

On the February 20 episode of Raw, Eve took on a villainous personality as she confessed backstage that she never liked Ryder and had disingenuously used him for publicity and planned to take advantage of Cena the same way. Cena overheard her revelation and scorned Eve for her wrong-doing, refusing her apology as she begged for forgiveness. Eve justified her actions saying that people should not expect to see her as a "damsel in distress" anymore and that she is proud of who she is - a woman whose beauty served to seduce men, thus allowing for a better quality of life. On the March 5 edition of Raw, Ryder returned to confront Eve on her recent actions before Eve kissed him during a backstage segment, once again seducing him

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