Following her departure from WWE, Lacey Evans is set to launch an interesting new business.
Evans – real name Macey Estrella – has announced that she will be opening a cafe on August 21st. Called the ‘Sunny Summer Cafe’, it is based in Beaufort, South Carolina.
The star spoke to ‘The Island News’ about the venture, which was two years in the making, saying it would give her a chance to spend more time with her family as well as giving back to “the community that she loves.”
When it comes to her decision to leave WWE, Estrella aims to fight a different fight and take on addiction and mental health.
“I thought I could be of more assistance fighting a different fight than in the WWE ring. I want to focus on helping my community to fight against addiction and fight on the mental health side to normalize mental health issues.”
As part of this, she has set up the cafe with a focus on mental health and a desire to create a space where people could “unplug.” In fact, she has gone as far as making a ‘cellphone jail’ where customers can leave their devices in exchange for a free donut.
“I wanted to create a space where people could come in and unplug from their devices, but also unplug from their minds as well.
“The cellphone has replaced your computer. The cellphone has replaced your camera. Don’t let it replace your family.”
When did Macey Estrella, fka Lacey Evans, leave WWE?
During her most recent run in WWE, Estrella was known for her military heel character which made several nods to the legendary Sgt. Slaughter, even utilising his Cobra Clutch finisher.
Unfortunately, this didn’t sit well with Slaughter’s daughter, and Estrella’s push was stopped in its tracks in February.
In the past few weeks, Estrella removed all references to the company and her ring name from social media before officially departing when her contract expired at midnight on August 15th.