Lacey Evans returned to WWE television earlier this year after being away for a very long time. She came back and stopped her Southern Bell gimmick, becoming a marine in the process.
Evans was a regular on SmackDown before she was pulled from television on the July 29th episode of the blue brand. Michael Cole stated that Evans wasn’t medically cleared to compete.
Evans returned to WWE television recently and even had a match with Liv Morgan on last week’s episode of Friday Night Smackdown. Lacey dominated the match but Morgan picked up the win in the end. She then put Evans through the announcer’s table.
While speaking on Jim Cornette’s Drive-Thru, Jim Cornette discussed Lacey Evans and wondered if her poor booking was due to her somehow upsetting someone backstage.
“Who did Lacey Evans piss off? That is my question. Because I don’t know that I’ve seen a more talented female performer booked in such ridiculous sh*tty ways ever from any company. What are you supposed to think about her? They had her do those promos, again part of this I’m sure was Vince, and some weird Vince idea that he had.
They had her do the promos as the abused child, the military hero, and a determined young woman, which all led up to her being a heel for some reason. She’s great as a heel. But now they are using her as f*cking cannon fodder for this Liv Morgan experiment of trying to make people believe that Liv Morgan is, now or ever has been, or should be a professional wrestler.
We will have to wait and see how WWE will improve Lacey Evans’ booking; if that will even be possible at this point in time.
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