WWE Hall Of Famer “Adamantly Denied” Working With Current SmackDown Star

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Though legends are often brought back to work with younger talent, one WWE Hall of Famer refused involvement with a rising SmackDown star.

On the June 2nd episode of SmackDown, Lacey Evans took on Zelina Vega in an attempt to qualify for the women’s Money in the Bank ladder match. Though Evans came up short, fans took notice of her new appearance as she made her entrance wearing a drill sergeant’s hat and military gear.

Comparisons to Sgt. Slaughter were evident, and both Slaughter and his family were quick to blast Evans on social media. Slaughter’s daughter called Evans a “poser,” while the Hall of Famer himself indicated that his daughter could take on Evans.

Evans herself clapped back on social media, pointing out that she actually served in the Marines while Slaughter did not. Her tweet read:

“Between your hips and her ‍ ability, the chances of anyone in your bloodline to put me in a bag is 0. When you birth someone who can carry your legacy or take me out, call me. Until then, salute me. Like the real Marine I am. Rah.”

Slaughter’s daughter responded that while Evans has her respect for serving in the Marines, she looks “ridiculous” using Slaughter’s hat and cobra clutch, to which Evans responded:

“A move is a move. As far as my military campaign cover goes…..come take it. #IllShowYouAFkingGimmick”

Now, a new report from WrestleVotes provides an update on the situation, revealing that WWE asked Slaughter to be involved in Evans’ return vignettes back in January. However, Slaughter denied any involvement in the process. The report read as follows:

“Adding to the Lacey Evans / Sgt. Slaughter story… back in January WWE asked Sarge to appear in the Lacey return vignettes, where he would “teach” & pass down the Cobra Clutch. Slaughter adamantly denied any involvement.”