Lacey Evans has undeniable star power in WWE and has an indomitable spirit. That said, her booking in the past few years has left a lot to be desired. Now it appears Lacey Evans was defended for being a legitimate Marine despite Sgt Slaughter’s criticism.

Lacey Evans sported a new look after she returned, wearing a camouflage jacket and hat, similar to Sgt. Slaughter. This led to Slaughter’s daughter calling her out for stealing his look. This essentially opened up a can of worms with even Sgt. Slaughter getting involved in a big way.

Sgt. Slaughter previously expressed his belief that WWE should have sought his permission before allowing Lacey Evans to incorporate the Cobra Clutch into her move-set. This discussion is clearly an ongoing one, as Slaughter isn’t done talking about it.

He even called out Evans for selling her body Despite her gimmick. During Sportskeeda Wrestling’s The Wrestling Outlaws, Vince Russo defended Lacey Evans against Slaughter’s criticism as she was a legitimate marine.


“Bro, she’s (Lacey Evans) a legit marine, right? A legit marine. What’s his (Sgt. Slaughter’s) issue? Like, I could understand if she wasn’t a legit marine but she’s legit. He should be putting her over.”

Sgt. Slaughter wasn’t happy about Lacey Evans using his move either. WWE also has no plans to push Lacey Evans despite her return. Regardless, we will have to wait and see what will become of Lacey Evans in the end.

What’s your take on what Vince Russo said? Do you believe he is right? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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