Doudrop Thought Eva Marie Had Retired When Told They Would Be Paired Together

Doudrop debuted on the June 14 episode of WWE Raw as the protege of Eva Marie. Though she had established her name as Piper Niven on NXT UK and the Independent scene, she was given the name Doudrop, which ended up sticking.

Though Doudrop didn't debut on the main roster until June, she was actually told of her move back in March.

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"So I found I was going to be on main roster. I think it was something I think it was March 1, I got the phone call. And it was a really, really quick turnaround like I was I found out March 1, and then I was on the plane to America, maybe March 20. It was super fast. But I actually didn't end up on main roster for quite a few months, just because of getting things ready and obviously working with Eva and like things had to coincide. So it took a while but like because of COVID and stuff like that I was going to happy just to get to regular training. That was fine for me," Doudrop told Louis Dangoor of Give Me Sport.

Doudrop continued, giving her reaction to learning about her pairing with Eva Marie.

"But I didn't actually know that me and Eva would be working together until the week before my debut and I remember getting the call. Yeah, I got the call and they're like 'you are going to be working with Eva Marie', and I was like 'What? I thought she retired,'" she recalled. "It was extremely secretive, like for months I had no idea. I was left purely to guess and speculate. They really like to keep all their cards close to the chest, and I understand why because sometimes things don't work out, and they don't want you to get excited and then things change... Like at one point I was like 'you guys know I'm here yeah?'"

Doudrop split from Eva at WWE SummerSlam. She was most recently involved in the Queen's Crown Tournament Finals where she lost to Zelina Vega.

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