A new report has appeared to confirm that Lacey Evans will be part of Monday Night Raw going forwards.
According to a new report from Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Lacey Evans has been moved from SmackDown to Raw. In addition, she will be working as a heel.
The move seemingly marks a big shift in presentation for the newly returned star. In anticipation of her return to action, Evans appeared in a number of short videos on SmackDown where he detailed her struggles to get to WWE including being an abuse survivor. The presentation being vastly different to her previous ‘Southern Belle’ character.
However, on May 6th after the final video aired, Evans appeared in person, but only after ring announcer Samantha Irvin told fans that Evans had asked them to show her the proper respect and stand and applaud. Something many fans believed to be the actions of a heel.
To further muddy the waters, a vignette was shown on the May 9th episode of Raw featuring Evans which again highlighted her troubled route to WWE, seemingly presenting her as a babyface once more.
Lacey Evans signed with WWE in 2016, initially appearing in NXT and competing in the 2017 Mae Young Classic. In the tournament, Evans defeated now AEW star Tay Conti in the first round, before being beaten by new AEW signing Toni Storm in round two.
In 2018, Evans became a regular feature on NXT, feuding with the likes of Kairi Sane and Dakota Kai. After losing out in her efforts to become number one contender for the NXT Women’s Championship later that year, Evans made her main roster debut in the 2019 Royal Rumble.
At WWE Crown Jewel in 2019, Evans, alongside Natalya, became the first women to ever wrestle in Saudi Arabia.
After returning to the Raw brand in late 2020, Evans entered into a storyline with Ric and Charlotte Flair. In the angle, Ric Flair turned his back on Charlotte to align himself with Evans. However, the story was cut short after Evans announced that she was pregnant on February 15th.
In October, Lacey Evans announced that she had given birth to her second child.