In February 2021 Lacey Evans had all the potential to go to Wrestlemania against Charlotte Flair as the two were involved in a dubious storyline with Ric Flair as well, but the wrestler got pregnant so she took a break and returned to this one year.
Speaking to reporter Rick Ucchino of Bleav in Pro Wrestling, Lacey revealed that she was actually ready to return long before she actually did. Obviously, as we have seen through various videos, the WWE Superstar changed her character from being the Sassy Southern Belle to being herself, a US Marine.
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Lacey Evans said: "At NXT, I've always wanted to use this platform and use this microphone to show the world what they are capable of, no matter where they come from. I said it before and I repeat, I literally came from the trailer park, straight up.
in WWE and I am surrounded by people like Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Nattie (Natalya), who have so much time and names that get invested and family ties that make them strong. I look around, and there was a voice saying to me: 'What are you doing here?' I say: 'No.
I relate and there are people out there who can relate to that.' Do you know what I did? I said, 'Fan *** or this, I'm Lacey Evans. I will come in here and I will go face to face with these women and I will win, I will make it and I will lead the way and I will be a name that will be remembered, regardless of who I am.'
When I came up with the idea of, 'I can come back, the real me, and show the world this hardworking and dedicated mother, marine, wife, woman, superstar who won't give up, but also cry on TV if she has to and that tells a story, hard thing to do? I can do it? Can I be her?' I'm still a Sassy Southern Belle, I can still bake a cake just as well as I can shoot a weapon."
She added that the WWE obviously replied yes to this request and indeed, they loved this idea of her so much that they actually brought her to life as we have seen. Lacey Evans went on to defeat Xia Li with the 'Women's Right', so no tears of shame were cried on Evans' end.
While Evans didn't respond to these comments before SmackDown, she responded to them on social media this afternoon. Tweeting out: "She did make me cry.....happy tears. *crying face emoji* *money bag emoji* *flex emoji*," Lacey Evans tweeted.