WWE's Eva Marie suspended for wellness violation
For the third time in less than 24 hours, the WWE has announced that one of its superstars has been suspended. On Thursday afternoon, Eva Marie joined the recently suspended Alberto Del Rio and Paige on the shelf for a violation of the company's talent wellness policy.
Eva Marie, whose real name is Natalie Coyle, was scheduled to compete in a six-woman tag team match at SummerSlam on Sunday, along with Alexa Bliss, Natalya, Becky Lynch, Naomi and Carmella. An adjustment to the scheduled match has not yet been announced by the WWE.
She's the sixth WWE superstar to incur a wellness-policy suspension thus far in 2016, and she'll be eligible to return on Sept. 17.
In addition to being a member of the "SmackDown Live" roster, after her selection in the brand separation draft, Eva Marie is an original cast member of the E! WWE reality show "Total Divas."
Her husband, Jonathan, whom she married in a ceremony that aired on "Total Divas", commented publicly on Twitter Thursday afternoon.
When the public finds out why my wife was unjustly suspended they will be absolutely outraged! Official statement and facts coming soon.- Jonathan Coyle (@Jonathan_Coyle) August 18, 2016