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Eve Torres
Ring name(s) Eve
Eve Torres
Billed height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Billed weight 131 lb (59 kg)[1]
Born August 21, 1984 (1984-08-21) (age 25)[2]
Denver, Colorado
Resides Los Angeles, California
Billed from Denver, Colorado
Trained by OVW Staff[1]
FCW Staff
Debut October 22, 2007

Eve Marie Torres (born August 21, 1984)[2] is an American dancer, model, actress and professional wrestler. She is currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment on its Raw brand as Eve. She was the winner of the 2007 Diva Search.

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Early life

Torres was born in Denver, Colorado. Torres attended the University of Southern California (where she also dated Heisman trophy winner and future New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush) 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.[3] While in Omega Phi Beta, Torres was awarded for Academic Excellence at the Order of Omega Greek Awards.[4][5] She was also the co-captain of the USC Fly Girls and created much of their choreography.[6] 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.[2] She was a member of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers Spirit Dance Team for the 2006-2007 season.[7] She also appeared on Show Me The Money as a Million Dollar Dancer.

World Wrestling Entertainment (2007-Present)

2007 Diva Search

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.[8][9] 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.[10]

SmackDown (2008-2009)

Eve on Friday Night SmackDown.

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.[11] 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.[12] 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.[13][14][15] On the June 18 episode of WWE Superstars, once again, Eve pinned Layla. After the match, they both shook hands.[16]

Around the same as her scripted rivalry with Layla, Eve became associated with Cryme Tyme, appearing in backstage segments with them.[17] She also began accompanying them to the ring as their manager during their storyline rivalry with The Hart Dynasty.[18] 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.[19][20][21]

Raw (2009–present)

On October 12, 2009, Eve was traded to the Raw brand.[22] 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, but lost to Maryse two weeks later in the semifinals.[23][24]

Other media

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.[25] 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.[26]

Personal life

In addition to dancing, she also loves aerobics, running, and kickboxing.[7] 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.[27]. Torres has one younger brother, Phillip, who in October 2008 appeared on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? and won $100,000.[28]

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

Media

Notes

  1. ^ a b "Eve Torres Profile". Online World Of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/e/eve-torres.html. Retrieved 2008-03-12. 
  2. ^ a b c "Eve Torres (model profile)". MochaCity Models. http://models.mochacity.com/model.htm?model=Eve+Torres&mid=4. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  3. ^ Press Releases - Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated - National Website
  4. ^ Phi Chapter - Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated - National Website
  5. ^ Infinite Greek Magazine
  6. ^ Pretty fly for a dance group - Lifestyle
  7. ^ a b "Eve Torres bio". WWE. 2009-10-13. http://www.wwe.com/superstars/raw/eve/bio/. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  8. ^ Eve Torres: The 2007 WWE Diva Search Winner - The Hollywood Gossip
  9. ^ Martin, Kelly (2007-10-29). "Eve becomes a WWE Diva". World Wrestling Entertainment. http://www.wwe.com/divasearch/exclusives/evediva. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  10. ^ Gargiulo, Eric (2007-07-20). "WWE 2007 Diva Search winner Eve Torres speaks to Phillyburbs". phillyBurbs. http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/341-11072007-1436969.html. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  11. ^ WWE: TV Shows > SmackDown > Results > February 08, 2008
  12. ^ Raymond, Katie A.. "Results:Say hello to my twin sister". World Wrestling Entertainment. http://www.wwe.com/shows/wrestlemania/matches/9525482/results/. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  13. ^ McNamara, Andy (2009-05-01). "Smackdown: Punk wins, but Hardy stands tall". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2009/05/01/9320941.html. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  14. ^ McNamara, Andy (2009-05-08). "Smackdown: Hardy's hot, Edge is not". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2009/05/08/9402011.html. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  15. ^ McNamara, Andy (2009-05-29). "Smackdown: Numbers game too much for Jeff Hardy". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2009/05/29/9620576.html. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  16. ^ Mackinder, Matt (2009-06-18). "WWE Superstars: More Thursday night boredom". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2009/06/18/9841996.html. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  17. ^ Van Der Griend, Blaine (2009-06-27). "Smackdown: McMahon meddling detracts from good show". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2009/06/27/9955791.html. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  18. ^ a b Mackinder, Matt (2009-07-16). "WWE Superstars: Kofi gets Show'd up". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2009/07/16/10153906.html. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  19. ^ "Getting burned in the Miami heat". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2009-08-03. http://www.wwe.com/shows/smackdown/archive/07172009/. 
  20. ^ McNamara, Andy (2009-07-17). "Smackdown: Punk and Hardy heat up Miami". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2009/07/17/10175231.html. 
  21. ^ a b Parks, Chris (2009-07-24). "Parks' WWE SmackDown Report 7/24: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of the show, including C.M. Punk vs. Rey Mysterio". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/TV_Reports_9/article_33881.shtml. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  22. ^ "Swap thing". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2009-10-12. http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/articles/11239090/12055092. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  23. ^ "Tyson's rope-a-dope". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2010-01-11. http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/archive/01112010/. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  24. ^ ""Psych"-ed for the Rumble". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2010-01-25. http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/results/. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  25. ^ Kara A. Medalis (December 6, 2008). "SmackDown Divas crank up the heat in ‘Muscle & Fitness’". World Wrestling Entertainment. http://www.wwe.com/inside/overtheropes/news/divasmuscleandfitness. Retrieved December 7 2008. 
  26. ^ Caldwell, James (2009-11-02). "WWE News: WWE Week begins tonight on "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" with The Miz, Big Show, Divas". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/WWE_News_3/article_36479.shtml. Retrieved 2009-11-05. 
  27. ^ Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy > Certified Belt Holders > Listed By Belt Rank
  28. ^ WWE: Superstars > Divas > Diva Dish > Diva Dish: Beauty and brains
  29. ^ Mackinder, Matt (2009-06-18). "WWE Superstars: More Thursday night boredom". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2009/06/18/9841996.html. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  30. ^ Tedesco, Mike (2009-03-07). "Smackdown Results - 3/6/09". WrestleView. http://www.wrestleview.com/news2009/1236455673.php. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  31. ^ "WWE: The Music Vol 9 CD". World Wrestling Entertainment. http://www.wweshop.com/Product_detail.asp?cat=cat-newreleases&productId=35-00641. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 
  32. ^ Rote, Andrew (2007-10-29). "Eve becomes a WWE Diva". World Wrestling Entertainment. http://www.wwe.com/divasearch/exclusives/evediva. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 

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