Lacey Evans On Not Being A WWE Fan Before Starting Pro Wrestling Career

Lacey Evans didn’t have the best home life growing up. She has been quite open about overcoming many obstacles along the way.

She enlisted in the Marines where she became a Military Police Officer. Then she found pro wrestling through her connections in the military.

Lacey Evans recently spoke to TalkSport where she discussed the fact that she wasn’t a WWE fan at all prior to getting involved in the business.

“I wasn’t a fan at all. I actually did high school wrestling. Which is obviously so much different than sports entertainment. I was on a SWAT team, the military police in the marine core, and I had a staff sergeant who did, what I thought was, backyard wrestling. So I kind of chuckled like, ‘what are you talking about?’ I’m very rough and I’ve got a lot of grit, so there was something about backyard wrestling that made me like ‘can I come see?’ There was something about it that made me want to do it. I didn’t know what it was but it sounded intriguing.”

It didn’t take long for Lacey Evans to capture WWE’s attention. She was only wrestling for a year and a half before getting the call that she was wanted at the Performance Center.

“One thing led to another and one Saturday I went to check it out and next thing I know I’m in the ring and ready to learn the sport and what it is that they do because I loved it. I learned about it in March and by September I had a WWE tryout. Then, by April, I had a contract. Just a little over 12 months from being introduced to the sport and I had a contract. So, I had a lot to learn, but it was my goal to do so and here I am going after the damn champion.”

Lacey Evans seems to be taking a break from television right now. She had a run up to the Royal Rumble where Bayley defeated her. Perhaps the Lady Of WWE will re-emerge as a championship contender as the road to WrestleMania draws closer.

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