It didn't take long for Lacey Evans to become one of the featured stars on WWE television. After serving in the Marines, Evans began wrestling in 2014, training out of American Premier Wrestling. In April 2016, she was signed by WWE.
Speaking to Alex McCarthy of TalkSPORT, Evans discussed her quick ascension to WWE.
“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."
She continued, "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.”
Evans went on to credit the trainers at the WWE Performance Center for getting her up to speed and to the level she is at today.
Evans had the opportunity to become champion at WWE Royal Rumble when she challenged Bayley" class="fightful-player player-48199">Bayley for the SmackDown Women's Championship. Unfortunately for her, Bayley was victorious in the bout. Evans has been absent from television since losing to Bayley.