Lacey Evans Talks Her Father's Passing, Mae Young Classic

WWE NXT star and Mae Young Classic's Lacey Evans has overcame quite a bit in her life, and isn't afraid to open up about it. 

You can see highlights from her USA Today interview below, and the full interview at this link.

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Being in the Mae Young Classic tournament:

"It means more than I can even explain. It is the first-ever women's tournament that WWE has had and there were only select spots... There's only 32 worldwide to represent what being a hardworking woman is and to be able to show what we're capable of. I was so blessed and excited."

Growing up:

"It was a rough life growing up between the addiction and depression and the suicide attempts that came later. My family was dealing with a lot of things. I was stuck in the middle of it. All I knew is what I didn't want to become when I became older. I guess I had good role models in a bad way. That made me work extra hard and keep my mind focused."

Her father dying:

"My father overdosed two months before my WWE tryout... My biggest thing, and he didn't make it. He didn't make it to any graduation I've ever had. Not high school. Not college. Not the Marine Corps. I've done big things and he never made it to one."

Check out the full interview here.

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