Ex-WWE Star Has No Interest In Wrestling Return

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One former WWE star won’t be getting back in the ring.

Lacey Evans’ time in WWE was a case of ‘nearly, but not quite.’ The star signed with the company in 2016 after a career in the military and regularly featured in NXT until being called up to the main roster three years later.

During a spell on Monday Night Raw, Evans was scheduled to win the Raw Women’s Title, but the star fell pregnant causing plans to change. After returning to action following the birth of her second daughter, Evans was repackaged multiple times, but none of her new personas really clicked with fans and she was released in August 2023.

Speaking in a new interview with Chris Van Vliet, Evans admitted that being in WWE was never her passion, and she has no desire to wrestle elsewhere.

“No, I have not [taken any bookings]. I’ve had a lot obviously reach out. But I did WWE for seven years and it was never my passion, that was never a secret. It was incredible to see my fellow sports entertainers [succeed], that is their passion. But I just knew that, you know, I went out there and did the best that I could, I did my job. But I always looked forward to coming home.

My family obviously travelled with me, everywhere that I went for the most part. And that was a struggle, right? Because when I got signed with WWE, I was a mom and I was a wife. I’ve been with my husband since I was 15. It was an incredible opportunity. But it was a lot for whenever you compare what your passion is, and you’re wise and WWE is very, very difficult. If you’re on the road well over 300 days a year, they want a lot from you.

And I just, there was always something in the back of my head that was like what the f*ck am I doing? When I wake up now, and I’m on my way to my cafe and I have like, just last night we did a big group outreach for I think it’s NAR-ANON, it’s like alcohol anonymous, but it’s for the families that have family members that struggle with addiction, or have lost their lives to overdose, right?

So it’s just the things that I get to do now and the difference that I get to make to me is so rewarding that I have never since August 16, so a few months [on], I have not once questioned if I’m doing the right thing, or if I’m happy or if this is my why. I wake up every day, get my coffee and I go and I try to change lives and make a difference, including in my own home with my kids and my husband. So it’s been awesome.”

Evans went on to reiterate that performing was never her passion, and she found being a WWE Superstar “difficult.” The star added that she wants to help people, but outside of wrestling.

“Do you want me to lie? No, there’s not. You know, some people, they wake up and they put on six-inch stilettos and 10 pounds of makeup and their extensions and they go walk the red carpet and they feel amazing. I’m not those people. And it was very difficult for me, right? To kind of put on that front. And because WWE does a lot of good stuff for a lot of people, but I just felt like more could be done for my why, right? So for my passions and mental health and addiction, and life struggles and PTSD and all the sh*t that people have to deal with every day.

It’s like, why the f*ck am I on a red carpet right now? Like I’m looking out in the crowd and I see people that are f*cking hurting and they’re taking photos of my shoes. I’m not gonna lie I miss some of the people, right? Because it is a struggle, and we do kind of become a family at some point. But I don’t I want to I want to help I want to do more. I want to fight different battles that aren’t in the ring.”

Lacey Evans Praises “Awesome” WWE Boss Vince McMahon

During the same interview, Lacey Evans took time to praise Vince McMahon for how he treated her during her WWE run. The star recalled McMahon encouraging her to take time off to have a baby, on the condition that she return to the company at a later date.

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