Former WWE Superstar Eva Marie has formally parted ways with WWE today.
The Total Divas star's departure has been a forgone conclusion for months. Eva Marie was suspended last year for violating the company's wellness policy, but rather than cower in the face of WWE's discipline, Marie dyed her trademark red hair black, took a role in the Nicholas Cage movie Inconceivable, and hooked up with the management team that handles Dwayne Johnson's affairs, quickly gaining the upper hand in leverage. She now goes by Natalie Eva Marie as her stage name.
It was clear that Marie had no intentions of renewing her contract with WWE when it was up, and it looks like the day has finally come. Marie took to Twitter to make the announcement:
— Eva Marie (@natalieevamarie) August 4, 2017
Props to her for being one of the few Superstars to successfully defy WWE's need for complete control and come out on top.