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Lacey Evans

Lacey Evans
Lacey Evans NXT TakeOver- New Orleans crop.jpg
Evans in April 2018
Birth nameMacey Evans
Born (1990-03-24) March 24, 1990 (age 29)
Georgia, United States [1]
ResidenceOrlando, Florida, United States
Children1
Professional wrestling career
Lacey Evans[2]
Macey Estrella[3]
Macey Evans[4]
Ruby Mobs[5]
Billed height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[2]
Billed fromParris Island, South Carolina[2]
Trained byTom Caiazzo
WWE Performance Center
Debut2014

Macey Estrella-Kadlec[6] (née Evans;[1] born March 24, 1990) is an American professional wrestler and former U.S. Marine currently signed to WWE, where she performs under the ring name Lacey Evans.[7]

Professional wrestling career

Independent circuit (2014-2015)

Evans trained under Tom Caiazzo at the American Premier Wrestling training facility in Statesboro, Georgia.[3] She made her debut for the promotion in 2014, later winning the company's World Heavyweight Championship.[5]

WWE

NXT (2016-2019)

On April 12, 2016, it was announced that Evans has been signed to a WWE contract.[3] She made her wrestling debut at live event, on October 20, in a battle royal, which was ultimately won by Ember Moon.[8][9] Three months later, in her first appearance on NXT, Evans teamed with Sarah Bridges in a tag team match which they lost to the team of Billie Kay and Peyton Royce.[4][10] Throughout 2017, Estrella was given the ring name Lacey Evans, and she was used mostly as a jobber to various competitors.[11][12][13]

In June, Evans was announced as one of the first four participants competing in the inaugural Mae Young Classic.[14] Evans entered the tournament on July 13, defeating Taynara Conti in the first round,[15] but was eliminated from the tournament in the second round by Toni Storm the following day.[16]

On the January 17, 2018 episode of NXT, after she defeated Aliyah, Evans established herself as a villainess as she complained to NXT General Manager William Regal for allowing "the lowest forms of societal trash" like Nikki Cross, Ember Moon, and Kairi Sane to compete in the women's division.[17] In April, Evans was placed in her first feud with Sane, as the two exchanged victories and attacked each other throughout the next few weeks.[18][19][20][21][22] Eventually, Evans lost to Sane on the June 6 episode of NXT, in a final match between the two, to end their feud.[23] Throughout the rest of the year, Evans started a winning streak, defeating the likes of Dakota Kai[24][25] and Candice LeRae.[26][27] In December, after she had defeated Xia Li, Evans was announced as one of the four women who would compete in a fatal-four way match to determine the number one contender for the NXT Women's Championship,[28] however, the match was won by Bianca Belair.[29]

Main roster (2018-present)

On the December 17, 2018 episode of Raw, Evans was announced as one of the six NXT wrestlers that are about to be moved to the main roster to "shake things up".[30][31] In her main roster debut, Evans lost to Natalya in a dark match on the January 7, 2019 tapings of Main Event.[32][33][34] On January 27, at the Royal Rumble event, in what was her official main roster debut, Evans entered the women's Royal Rumble match at number 1, lasting 29 minutes and 21 seconds, eliminating The IIconics (Billie Kay and Peyton Royce), before she was eliminated by Charlotte Flair.[35]

Personal life

Estrella-Kadlec is a former U.S. Marine. Estrella-Kadlec served as a military police officer with the Special Reaction Team (a specialized unit similar to SWAT).[36] She enlisted at age 19 and served for five years, earning a bachelor's degree and starting a construction business while on active duty. Estrella-Kadlec was also introduced to wrestling while in the Marines through a staff sergeant who promoted independent shows on the side, who first invited her to a show and then booked her to wrestle him in the main event of the second show she attended.[36]

According to ESPN journalist Kate Richcreek, Estrella-Kadlec was "raised in a home torn by depression and drug and alcohol abuse," and at times while growing up had to live in tents due to her parents' legal problems. Her father, who had entertained thoughts of becoming a wrestler but never acted on them, died of a drug overdose before she got her WWE tryout.[36] She and her husband started dating when she was 14,[36] and they have a daughter together named Summer.[37] Estrella-Kadlec's ring name is a reference to the full maiden name of her sister, Lacey.[1]

Other media

Evans made her video game debut as downloadable content in WWE 2K19.

Championships and accomplishments

References

  1. ^ a b c Courier, Mike Mooneyham Special to The Post and. "From the Marines to the mat: Sky is the limit for NXT's Lacey Evans".
  2. ^ a b c "Lacey Evans". WWE.
  3. ^ a b c "Which independent stars just signed with WWE?". Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Billie Kay & Peyton Royce def. Sarah Bridges & Macey Evans". Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ a b Wilson (August 30, 2015). "Report: Indy Women's Wrestler Ruby Mobs Getting WWE Tryout - ProWrestling.com". Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "MCRD Parris Island Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Exercise". DVIDS. February 5, 2015. U.S. Marine Sgt. Macy Estrella-Kadlec, [sic] team member, Special Reaction Team, Povost Marshall Office, Headquarters, Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, aids to a victim of a vehicle borne explosive device during a Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Exercise aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island S.C., Feb. 5, 2015. The simulated attack was held to test the actions and reaction times of the first responders as well as the Marines aboard the depot.
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  14. ^ "First competitors revealed for Mae Young Classic".
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  32. ^ Perez, Jose (January 7, 2019). "TWO MAIN ROSTER DEBUTS: WWE MAIN EVENT SPOILERS". PWInsider.
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  35. ^ Johnson, Mike (January 27, 2019). "COMPLETE WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 2019 COVERAGE". PWInsider. Retrieved 2019.
  36. ^ a b c d Richcreek, Kate (August 23, 2017). "Former U.S. Marine Lacey Evans is Mae Young Classic's American dream". ESPNW. Retrieved 2017.
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