While speaking to The Orlando Sentinel, Lacey Lane mentioned that WWE came at her with a deal last year but had to rescind the offer because during a medical examination they found arthritis in her knee.
“Obviously that was the hardest part, hearing ‘We can’t hire you,’” Lane said. “I knew my legs were strong, but I had to prove myself to them and everyone else, so I did four months of intense physical therapy. I lost all of my [wrestling] bookings and risked losing future jobs. It was rough – I thought everything and everyone had turned against me all at once.”
Lacey would then pass her physical, get a contract and a spot in the Mae Young Classic.
“It’s still surreal. I wake up every day thinking, ‘Is this really happening?’ The Mae Young Classic’ has been really emotional for me. After all the ups and downs with the company from my previous time here, to get this opportunity touches my heart in ways no one can imagine.”