Lacey Evans is no longer part of WWE and after her latest comments, it seems like they were never going to be the perfect match.
Lacey Evans On WWE Release : I Don’t Think This Was For Me
After five years in the military, Lacey Evans looked for a new career. She entertained the idea of pro wrestling before, but now she was acting on it.
She spent very little time on the Indy scene before signing with WWE. After three years in NXT, she was called to the main roster.
Her time was full of various gimmicks and angles that started, but rarely finished. She even had another child during her run.
On the Road Trip AFTER HOURS podcast, Lacey Evans discussed her exit from WWE.
“It was a bit much as far as I don’t think this was for me,” said Evans. “I lasted seven years in WWE, I invested and made a lot of money.”
“I’m a business owner, I own investment properties, I really sunk a lot of good money into making sure I’m squared away. My priorities, where my priorities in comparison to a lot of professional wrestlers are way different, night and day. I think I was blessed to start that business venture with a full blown awesome husband and relationship.”
“I’ve already had a baby. I was a business owner, making six figures, before I even joined. I took a pay cut to be able to try and use the platform to make a difference for my community.”
“It was a lot in that regard because my priorities and idea in life was not running on red carpets and sniffing people’s asses for opportunities. I’m not cut out for that, unfortunately.”
Evans opened up Sunny Summers Cafe in South Carolina. The establishment is designed to help people who struggle with drugs and alcohol.
For whatever reason, Evans was never pushed properly in WWE. She had the look and athletic ability, although she was never used right.
So, is Lacey Evans right that WWE was not for her or is the pro wrestling business simply too much to handle?