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Eva Marie has often been criticised by fans of both WWE and NXT..

Why WWE fans will never accept Eva Marie

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When it comes to NXT, there are very few performers who are often criticised by members of the WWE Universe.

This developmental branch of WWE had a hugely impressive year throughout 2015 and provided the ideal platform for many potential future stars of the main roster.

Possibly the most significant difference between the stars of WWE's current roster and the talent which makes up its NXT brand is the focus is split evenly between both male and female wrestlers with the indie-feeling NXT.

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The likes of Bayley, Nia Jax and Emma, have all experienced a well-deserved push whilst working as part of NXT.

As well as this, names such as Becky Lynch, Charlotte and Sasha Banks, burst onto the main roster by generating much interest, as a result of having such a successful run during their time at NXT. Now, those three women will take part in the triple-threat match for the Divas Championship at WrestleMania.

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This tendency of promoting female talent has meant that authoritative figures such as Triple H have gained a large amount of respect from professional wrestling fans, as a result.

Whilst it is understandably frustrating that those in charge at WWE are somewhat unwilling to continue with this idea, there is one female NXT performer in particular, who may not fit in so well when it comes to the main roster.

Eva Marie

Since her employment started, it became clear to many fans of professional wrestling that current NXT Diva Eva Marie, was hired predominantly because of her looks, as opposed to her in-ring wrestling ability.

Eva Marie seems to lack the personality and drive which so many female wrestlers in history - as well as in both NXT and WWE now - need in order to get the backing of the fans.

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Despite proving to be a prominent figure in WWE's Network show Total Divas, the 31-year-old appears to be more well-known for her appearance on the programme, than for her wrestling capability.

Perhaps more frustrating still, is the fact that the queen of 'all red everything' believes the negative reaction she regularly draws in from crowds, is a result of her successful heel work.

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The WWE put together it's customary multi-diva tag match for this year's WrestleMania when it pitted Team Blonde and Bad - Naomi, Tamina, Summer Rae, Emma and Lana - against Team Bella - Alicia Fox, Natalya, Paige and Brie Bella.

Of course, the faces needed one more person to even the odds. During the go-home Raw before WrestleMania, Eva Marie ran down to make a save to some of the loudest boos since Roman Reigns won the Royal Rumble.

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Granted, she has been working with Brian Kendrick in recent months to make her a more polished in-ring worker, but still, the lingering feeling that everything is being handed to her continues to loom large.

The landscape of the WWE Diva's Division has been in a state of disarray for some time and bringing Eva Marie into it will be a clear way of hindering it even more, as well as doing little in the way of making it the successful division it deserves to be.

Parallels 

Trish Stratus was similarly booed upon her arrival in the company, despite being more than attractive enough for the business. This was a different time, too, where looks were what made a woman in the industry, but because she couldn't wrestle, she couldn't find her feet.

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Fast-forward to today, Straus is a Hall of Famer and one of the greatest Woman's champions ever. But, it took a lot of endeavour and a body of work to gain the respect she has earned.

Eva Marie will have to prove herself between the ropes before the audience truly invests in her and one has to wonder how interested she is in doing that.

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