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Lacey Evans Has A Problem With Becky Lynch Calling Herself ‘The Man’

March 25, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast (h/t Wrestling Inc), Lacey Evans spoke about her issue with Becky Lynch calling herself “The Man” and why she doesn’t like it. Here are highlights:

On choosing her ring name: “When I got signed with WWE, I got to choose names and I originally wanted Macey Evans, my real maiden name. And then I chose Macey Loretta because I love Loretta – it is different. I wanted my character to be southern, so, Macey Loretta sounds southern, but WWE chose Lacey and Evans from the names that I had chosen. I never chose those names together. I said, ‘Oh no, Lacey is my sister’s name,’ and they said, ‘Well, if she is okay with it, then we are okay with it.’ So I called her and she said, ‘Hell yeah, use my name! That is so cool!’ So that is how that happened. It was just by pure chance.”

On the southern aspects of her character: “I am a mom, so, in my opinion, it is the way I carry myself [that makes me a southern belle], and I want my daughter to make sure that it is still respectful. And for my husband, he is such an old-fashioned man. I just feel beautiful and my daughter never has to look at me, like, ‘Oh no, Mom!'”

On Becky Lynch calling herself “The Man”: “The values behind what a lady is capable of? You don’t have to be ‘The Man’ to be successful or show that you are a bad son-of-a-gun. I can put on a dress, wear high heels, and still kick your ass. I hope that it is a challenge to Becky Lynch. Women have come so far: the WWE Evolution, the Mae Young Classic, and you mean to tell me that you are now going to call yourself ‘The Man’? Is ‘The Woman’ not good enough? Have we not proven what we are capable of? One of the biggest things with this character is that I want to show the world that you can [easily] make a pie just as good as you can fire a weapon, and you can get the job done in a pair of heels just as you can do in a pair of heels. Women are that bad ass, that we can conduct ourselves with class, and confidence, and sophistication, and we can be beautiful. We can make sandwiches and we can still kick your ass. That is why I chose this character, because it’s feminine beauty and bad assery. There is nothing we can’t do. That is why women are unstoppable and I want my baby to know it. I am going to show you what we are capable of and we can do it with class.”

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