2019 has been a fairly eventful year for Lacey Evans. From being the No.1 entrant in this year’s edition of Royal Rumble to compete for the RAW Women’s Championship at the Money In The Bank, Evans has it going for her at the moment.
Lacey Evans was recently interviewed by Brian Fritz of Sporting News where she revealed why talking trash as a part of the gimmick is not an issue for her and the push which has propelled her to the pinnacle of the RAW Women’s division. She said:
“Let me tell you: three months of United States Marine Corps boot camp and you can trash talk like no other,” Evans said. “For three months, from start to finish, the morning I woke up to the minute I went to bed, that’s all they ever did which is where the term “nasties” comes from because, in the Marines Corps, it doesn’t matter how fast you were, how smart you were, you were always a nasty thing,”
“They could always find something that wasn’t good enough and whether it was a second too late in a run or if you did a pushup too slow, you were a nasty thing. The reason they said that was to always keep you motivated, to keep you working harder. Other than that, my dad had a pretty sharp tongue as well. That really helped me be able to come up with the verbiage needed to keep the crap talking and make everyone else stand down. If you have something to say about me, I promise you, I have three more things I could say back about you,”
She also gave an insight on her transition from NXT to the main roster and talked about how she desperately wants to keep up the good work for the WWE Universe. She stated:
“It was amazing. I’m not going to lie – it was nerve-racking because coming from NXT and not being a fan of WWE (at a younger age), I’m starting from scratch,” Evans said. “I wasn’t even three years in and now I’m put up in their level and I definitely didn’t want to let my bosses down. I didn’t want to let the WWE Universe down. But like everything else in my life, I wasn’t going to half-ass anything. I took the ball, I ran with it, and I worked and I continue to do so to perform and give them the matches and character work that’s entertaining. I’m just blessed to be a thought in all of this. I hope to continue to entertain and show the world what women all over the world are capable of.”
H/T to Marc Middleton of Wrestling Inc. for the transcript.