Lacey Evans has revealed that she consulted WWE prior to trying for a second child to see how it would work logistically with her career.
On the February 15 edition of Monday Night Raw, ‘The Southern Belle’ revealed to Charlotte Flair and the entire world that she was pregnant. While originally meant to be part of her storyline with Ric Flair, her condition was confirmed to be legitimate several days later and the star was withdrawn from her WWE Raw Women’s Championship Match with Asuka at Elimination Chamber.
Since the confirmation of her pregnancy, Evans has swiftly been withdrawn from WWE television and will presumably remain so until after the birth of her second child in late 2021.
However, the owner of the the Women’s Right has joined The Bellas Podcast to discuss her pregnancy and how she consulted WWE before attempting to conceive:
“I had a good run with Becky Lynch and got to do amazing things with Bayley and Sasha [Banks] and Saudi Arabia. All of a sudden, it came to where I wasn’t being used and I was backstage, which I don’t mind because I come from nothing. I have a good job, I’m being able to pay my bills, and I’m very blessed. I’ll sit and eat steak and shrimp at catering, no problem. I wondered, ‘How does it work to be a woman in WWE when it comes to pregnancy?’ I knock on the door and said, ‘When is a good time? I’m not being used and I’ve always wanted to be a mom (again).’ I knew for fact that I could have the baby, come back, and kick ass. I went to WWE and asked, ‘How does it work to be a woman in WWE and wanting to extend their family?'”
While trying for a second child with her husband, Evans was shocked to find that WWE suddenly had plans for her to take part in the main event storyline with Ric and Charlotte Flair. However, by the time the tale hit its stride, Evans had found out that she was expecting:
“They were so supportive of even the thought of extending my family. For a couple of months, I tried. All of a sudden, Vince [McMahon] has this idea with the storyline and I was like, ‘Alight, everything has been negative, sir, I’ll get back in the game.’ Sure enough, Sunday at 8:15, it was positive. One week to the day of Elimination Chamber. I was thinking, ‘Ughhh, this is great, but, damnit.’ You feel guilty because there are so many people working on these storylines. From the writers to Charlotte to Ric and I’m just, ‘Damn. What can you do?’ It took me from 8:15 to 8:40 on how to inform the powers that be.”
With Lacey Evans now absent from WWE television for the foreseeable future, her storyline with ‘The Nature Boy’ was promptly put on ice with Flair simply told by his daughter to go home.
Credit for the interview: The Bellas Podcast
h/t for the transcription: Fightful