Lacey Evans caused a stir when she returned to SmackDown with a tweaked character that reminded many of WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter but Booker T thinks there are issues with going down this road.
Speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T gave his thoughts on the change of direction for Evans’ character and says he warns women’s wrestlers not to lose their “sex appeal”:
“One thing that I always say about my female wrestlers, I always tell them, ‘Never lose your femininity. Never lose your sex appeal. Men, they come to see you wrestle, but more importantly they come to see you. And Lacey Evans playing a military character is taking away from a lot of assets that she [has] that she could actually use.”
Additionally, Booker T added that he doesn’t think the world needs a military savior character like Sgt. Slaughter anymore and points out that its people being real that seems to be connecting with the WWE audience:
“I just don’t think, where the world is right now, we’re gonna need a savior like Sgt. Slaughter coming in to save America.
“We see the characters that get over, you know? The Rhea Ripleys. The Charlotte Flairs. The Bianca Belairs. Just real people. They’re just coming out and making you feel a certain way when you see them walk out [of] that curtain.”
Lacey Evans new character caught the attention of both Sgt. Slaughter and his daughter with Evans being forced to fire back at the pair and remind the WWE Hall of Famer just which of them was the real Marine.