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Wrestling: Eve Torres
Everything I want. Everything I need.
Eve Torres (born Eve Marie Torres on August 21, 1984 in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in/billed from Denver, Colorado) is a female American professional wrestler who has competed exclusively in WWE and is currently on the Raw brand. She won the final Diva Search competition in 2007 and was featured as a backstage interviewer before finally stepping into the ring in 2009. She has the distinction of being the first Diva Search winner to win a title, the Divas Championship, and has held it a record breaking three times. She quit the WWE in 2013 in a fit of rage after losing the Diva's Championship on Raw's 20th Anniversary.


Associated Tropes:

  • Accidental Kiss: It seemed like it when Cena rescued Eve from Kane and the ambulance and she was caught up in the moment, not realizing Zack had seen everything. Subverted big time when she reveals the week after she'd been using Zack and trying to reel in the "big fish" to get some big-time notoriety.
  • Action Girl: Her wrestling ability might be debatable, but she is an instructor of Brazilian jiu-jitsu in real life, and is definitely not someone you want to make angry.
    • She legitimately choked out Matt Hardy on one occasion, so then there's that...
  • Alpha Bitch: Her heel turn initially started as The Vamp but seems to have morphed into this during her tenure as a Sexy Secretary.
  • Armour-Piercing Slap: To Michelle McCool. Subverted with Zack Ryder at WrestleMania where instead of slapping him she kicked him down below.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: She told The Miz he was quite possibly the furthest thing from awesome the WWE had ever seen. And he was ugly.
    • I Take Offence To That Last One: Out of the stream of insults in the first part of the promo (including "brainless" and "uninspired") he took offense to being called a "frog-faced loser".
  • Ascended Extra: Went from being an interviewer to an active wrestler.
  • Bait and Switch: One interview with Triple H had him strangely fixated on something on her chest area. He remarked that they were round, perfectly shaped and his mom had a set just like them. Eve replied that yes they were real and Triple H eagerly reached out to touch the pearls around her neck.
    • Of course, this is Triple freaking H we're talking about, so even that turned into a case of Don't Explain the Joke. note 
  • Bastard Girlfriend: Towards Zack Ryder.
  • Battle Ballgown: See Pimped-Out Dress below.
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn: Beauty? Well duh. Brains? Graduated from the University of Southern California with an Engineering degree. Brawn? Has a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
    • Also applies in character. Beauty? Duh. Brains? She's The Vamp now. Brawn? She fits the look, and we've seen she's plenty athletic.
    • Also applies in the trio in which she finds herself. Obviously, she's the beauty (although she seems plenty smart). David Otunga is the Brawn - despite being an apparently articulate and intelligent lawyer-type character, he's also absolutely jacked and the most likely to volunteer to fight someone on Laurinaitis' behalf. The reason he's not the brains is, well...he's not smart enough to pick his fights more carefully, resulting in him ending up in the ring with guys like John Cena, CM Punk, and Sheamus. Laurinaitis, of course, is the brains.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Has become a good in-ring wrestler but is still disliked by a vast amount of fans purely for her "modelling career" which consists of a few photo shoots and nothing else. This may have contributed to how hard the crowd jumped against Eve the minute she kissed Cena on 2/13/12.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: As Michael Cole learned the hard way.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Was revealed to be one on the 2/20/12 episode of Raw
  • Captain Ersatz/Distaff Counterpart: Her heel gimmick seems to be a female Dave Batista.
  • Cat Fight: With Kelly Kelly during a Jerry Springer segment. Another with Maryse at the make-up table.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: In 2010.
  • Demoted to Extra: Twice now. Got shunted aside for Melina in 2010 and then for Kelly Kelly. She never got her Divas' Championship rematch.
  • Distressed Damsel: Along with Zack Ryder, was one of the people Kane targeted, in his quest to make Cena embrace the hate. Unlike with Zack, whom he has put out of action for nearly a month, all Kane did was a lot of stalking when it came to Eve.
    • Tried pulling this, along with the Crocodile Tears ploy, to make John Cena pity and comfort her after his verbal tirade against her for ostracizing him from Zack. Almost worked, but going for the kiss turned him off pretty quickly.
  • The Dog Bites Back: As Michael Cole will tell you, do NOT piss her off.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "Hoeski", bestowed on her by John Cena and the fans chant it whenever they see her. In real life she's probably thrilled about it considering hardly any heels in WWE can get reactions these days. "Eve Whorres" is another popular one.
  • Epic Fail: Her one spot in the 10 diva tag match at WrestleMania 26 where she tried her flipping senton on Maryse and didn't make contact.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Subtly after her Face-Heel Turn was cemented. She wore her hair up for the first time in a very long time during her first heel 'promo.'
  • Expy: Her new heel gimmick as John Laurinaitis's "Executive Assistant" is identical to Stacy Keibler's "Miss Hancock" and Brooke Adams's "Miss Tessmacher".
  • Face-Heel Turn: As of 2/20/2012. Not only was it sudden and unexpected, It literally happened in the first 2 minutes of the show. What made it even more surprising in historical context. Until earlier this year, Eve and Kelly Kelly were the only two female titlists in WWE in the past 15 years to have never been heels.
  • Femme Fatale / The Vamp: Heel!Eve fancies herself as this.
  • Finishing Move: She actually went through a period of trying different finishers out. First she had a handspring into a splash, then her moonsault which she rarely used, an innovated arm bar from the top rope, an incredibly silly headscissors facebuster move and finally settled on the corkscrew neckbreaker.
  • Genre Savvy: She was in a match against Brie Bella who had a habit of switching with her twin sister to win matches. She brought down a pen and drew an X on one twin so they couldn't pull the switch. Ironically Brie won the match anyway.
  • Girl Next Door
  • Hidden Depths: Teaches free self defence classes to young women.
  • I Don't Want to Ruin Our Friendship: On the 2/13/12 Raw, she explained to Zack this was the reason she didn't see them in a relationship. He might've been more receptive to the idea if he hadn't seen her kissing Cena after her rescue from Kane.
  • I Have the High Ground: Uses a moonsault as a finisher. Also uses a springboard enziguri from the middle rope. Sometimes a crossbody as well.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: At a backstage Smackdown party, Zack Ryder went to throw punch on Damien Sandow who ducked and Eve got drenched instead.
    • A lot of this is happening thanks to Teddy Long now that Laurinaitis is gone and he's not forced to be Eve's personal lapdog. The aforementioned drenching happened while she was in some odd dowdy white dress with a huge "Hi, My Name Is EVE" nametag on the front (a call back to when she forced Teddy to wear a similar nametag and a maid's uniform a few weeks back.)
    • Double Standard: People complained that it was disrespectful to Eve and yet they were A-okay with her kneeing Ryder in the groin after weeks of emotional manipulation, and never getting comeuppance for it.
  • Lovely Angels: Has done this with three divas, Melina, Gail Kim and Kelly Kelly. Only with Gail has she been the main one though.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Ever since her heel turn, Eve has been manipulating Zack Ryder's feelings and has him chasing her like a love sick puppy.
  • Mood Whiplash: Oh, boy. She started off the 2/20/12 Raw by saying she was only using Zack Ryder for attention and was now gonna cast him aside now that she had hooked "The Big Fish." This turned the entire WWE against her nearly instantly. However, a little later, while Cena (who has something of a Jerk Sue reputation) is verbally tearing her apart, she collapses into a violently crying heap in the middle of the ring, and it's a little uncomfortable to watch.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Whenever there's an award ceremony.
  • Rage Quit: After losing the Diva's Championship on Raw's 20th Anniversary, she promptly left the WWE (in storyline only - in real life, she had given her notice to the company and was leaving to marry one of the Gracies of MMA fame).
  • Right Behind Me: On the 2/20/12 episode of Raw she told the Bella Twins how she just used Zack Ryder and how she planned to do the same with John Cena. Guess who was behind her the entire time.
  • Screwed by the Network: She has the same problem that Kofi Kingston tends to have in that, while she does get pushed, her full potential clearly doesn't get tapped into. Both her title wins had minimal build up and her title match with Beth Phoenix at Survivor Series had no build up on her side.
  • Sexy Secretary: Had this role when Johnny Laurinaitis was GM. Now that she's the assistant to Booker T, this might come in to play again.
  • Shaking The Rump: Always does this before performing a moonsault on her opponents.
  • Ship Tease: With the Great Khali, R-Truth, Jack Swagger and The Miz. Chris Masters as well but then they became an actual couple for a brief period. Then with Zack Ryder for while before he true intentions came to light. Poor Zack.
  • Shout-Out: Dressed up as Raphael for Halloween in 2008 and as Robin this year.
  • Spicy Latina: A notable subversion. She's been the only one of as many as five Latina divas whose background has never been played up.
  • Spot Monkey: She showed signs of this mid-2009 when she was doing a lot of flippy stuff but really shaky with the basics. Now she's avoided that completely.
  • Stripperiffic: Depends on how you look at it. Some of her outfits could be considered provocative but compared to other divas she's not that exposed.
    • Subverted in her Sexy Secretary gimmick, where she dresses much more conservatively - and is arguably even sexier for it.
  • Token Minority Couple: Not an actual couple but what are the odds three Latina divas on the roster end up feuding with each other?
    • Again, not an actual couple, but what are the odds a black man and a Latina would be the main hands in the "People Power" administration?
  • Took a Level in Badass: Went from doing bikini contests to doing moonsaults.
  • The Three Faces of Eve: Pun intended she morphed through all three in her WWE career. As an interviewer she was the child (innocent and friendly backstage to all superstars), when she entered the ring she became the wife (paired with many male superstars and very motherly to the other Divas) and after she turned heel she became the seductress. Also in her trio with Kelly Kelly and Alicia Fox she was the wife with Kelly as the child and Alicia as the seductress.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: When she wins a match, he as a photographer take photos of her, while she's standing over her fallen opponent.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Was pretty much a sobbing wreck after she tried to "explain" to John why she did why she did. Didn't help any that she decided to do so in the ring and the fact John gave her one big verbal beatdown.
  • What Could Have Been: After her heel turn, there were rumours of a Kelly Kelly vs Eve match for Wrestle Mania. Another rumour was that the returning Layla would side with Zack Ryder against Eve and a male superstar. Interestingly enough for this trope, both stories did happen but differently. Beth Phoenix and celebrity Maria Menounos were added to make it a tag match for Mania (though Eve and Kelly did have three singles matches on Raw and Superstars). Eve and Layla feuded months after Layla's return after Eve took the Divas' Championship from her (with no males involved).
    • Also, not long before her departure, she mentioned possibly being the first female lead in WWE's Marine film series. She also around that time appeared on (and won) the NBC reality series Stars Earn Stripes, where celebrities received military training (making it seem like a two-birds-one-stone situation.) Her leaving clearly threw a wrench in that, and although The Marine 4 is still on the schedule for 2014, it's not known if the female Marine concept will stick.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Her ring gear. The exception is her first match where she wore a girdle.

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