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The Lady.

Macey Estrella-Kadlec (née Evans; born March 24, 1990) is an American professional wrestler. She currently works for WWE on its Raw brand under the ring name Lacey Evans.

A military police officer in the U.S. Marines, she was originally introduced to wrestling through a staff sergeant who promoted independent shows on the side. She trained and began her career on the independent circuit in Georgia.

She started working for WWE in their NXT developmental territory in 2016. She also participated in the inaugural Mae Young Classic. She debuted on Raw in December 2018, where she later feuded with Becky Lynch.


"The Sassy Southern Tropes":

  • Action Mom: She has one daughter.
  • Alpha Bitch: She claims to be on a mission to bring "class" back to the women's division, which seems to consist of nothing but her acting like this.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Especially on NXT, both the fact that she was well-toned and that she had old-timey pin-up looks were emphasized.
  • Anachronism Stew: The style of her attire is straight out of the 40's or 50's, but her theme song has a 90's sound to it.
  • Arch-Enemy: She positioned herself as Becky Lynch's most important enemy on the Raw brand after Lacey was called up from NXT and Becky won the Raw Women's Championship.
  • Battle Couple: Of a non-romantic variant with Baron Corbin, as a direct response to Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins' utilization of this trope, after she was chosen by Corbin as the crooked special referee for his and Rollins's Universal Championship match at Stomping Grounds 2019.
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  • Boring, but Practical: In a universe that runs on Serial Escalation, Evans (despite having more impressive capabilities in her own arsenal) opts to end matches by simply punching her opponent in the face really hard.
  • Catchphrase: Mainly on Twitter; "Looooord (look at 'em/me)."
  • Eagleland: Her outfits and demeanor invokes Type 1, although in late 2017-2018 she turned heel and edged much closer to Type 2.
  • Dirty Coward: At Extreme Rules 2019, Lacey was too frightened by Seth Rollins, who was beating the crap out of Baron Corbin after he attacked Becky Lynch, and walked away from the match, making no effort to help Corbin.
  • Finishing Move: A simple but devastating One-Hit KO punch called "The Woman's Right".
  • Interrupting Meme: Since moving up from NXT, her randomly showing up during matches and in-ring segments (and doing pretty much nothing else besides walking out on stage, waving to the crowd, and leaving) has become one of her defining features. Finally changed it up the night after WrestleMania 35 by socking Becky Lynch in the jaw.
  • Literal Ass-Kicking: On the receiving end of one; Becky Lynch kicked Evans in the ass at Extreme Rules 2019 while Evans was showing off the fact that she had "SETH" (for Seth Rollins, Lynch's boyfriend) inscripted on the rear end of her trunks.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She very much prides herself on beauty, what with her frame-fitting fashion sense and seductive attitude. This led to an interesting moment at Extreme Rules 2019. As she was entering the ring, the cameraman attempted to highlight the fact that she had "SETH" (for Seth Rollins) inscribed on her trunks' rear end, but was angled a little too low — unintentionally giving the WWE Universe a prime view of her butt.
  • Not So Different: Despite her gimmick being that of a "classy" lady who considers everyone she dislikes as "nasty", her put-downs on Twitter can actually get quite, well, nasty and lewd, bordering on Getting Crap Past the Radar (if not breaking the radar), including calling Becky Lynch "Becky No Balls,"note  and then there's her comment after low-blowing Lynch's boyfriend Seth Rollins at Stomping Grounds 2019:
    LaceyEvansWWE: The only thing I expected was alot more during that nutshot sweetheart... No wonder why you call yourself a man. You have no choice.
  • One-Hit KO: "The Woman's Right", which is basically punching her opponent in the face really hard.
  • Oh, Crap!: She was shown visibly terrified by Seth Rollins' Extreme Mêlée Revenge against Baron Corbin after Corbin attacked Becky Lynch with an End of Days at Extreme Rules 2019, causing her to hightail out of the ring and leave Corbin behind.
  • Proper Lady: Pretty much what her whole gimmick is about, how she's a true example of what a true ladylike female must be like.
  • Punny Name: "The Woman's Right" is literally her giving a right-hand to her opponent.
  • Red Baron: "The Lady" (on NXT it was "The Lady of NXT", on the main roster is "The Lady of WWE). On the main roster, she also gained "The Sassy Southern Belle".
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: She hightailed out of her match at Extreme Rules 2019 after seeing an enraged Seth Rollins deliver a beatdown on Baron Corbin.
  • Semper Fi: Was a U.S. Marine in real life before becoming a professional wrestler, which was mentioned by Evans herself on a June 2019 episode of Raw.
  • Southern Belle: Billed from South Carolina and her ring gear and persona has elements of this. Her Red Baron on the main roster is actually "The Sassy Southern Belle".
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's 5'8.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Becky Lynch's tomboy in their feud after WrestleMania 35. The two are "The Lady" and "The Man" respectively. With Becky's aggressive persona looking to be ground-breaking in the women's division and Lacey's Southern Belle-cum-Alpha Bitch persona that appears to be a throwback to The '40s and '50s, they couldn't foil each other better if they tried. Even better is how this dynamic is fully lampshaded between the two, with Lacey arguing that her mission is to bring "class" back to the women's division that Becky is ruining by being a bad example for young girls, and even making barbs about Becky being a "typical man".
  • Troll: If only judging by her frequently messing with haters on Twitter for shits and giggles.
  • Tuckerization: Her "Lacey Evans" ring name is her sister's real maiden name. Plus, the lady's own real name is Macey, meaning that her own maiden name is Macey Evans.
  • Villainous Crush: During her and Baron Corbin's feud with Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch, Evans seemed to take an interest in Rollins, going as far as putting "SETH" on her wrestling gear at the two teams' mixed tag team match at Extreme Rules 2019 (in the rear end of her trunks, no less), and at one point during said match when she had the opportunity to interact with him, rather than attack him, she took the oportunity to caress his bare chest. It should be noted that it was entirely one-sided (Rollins showed no interest in her, and the aforementioned stunts left him clearly embarrassed), and granted, Evans seemed to do it most likely just to mess with Lynch, but still.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her Interrupting Meme of walking out on stage during matches during the first few months of her call-up to the main roster actually caused disastrous results to wrestlers who got distracted by it, such as Asuka, who lost a match to Mandy Rose (and subsequently gave Rose a match for Asuka's SmackDown Women's Championship), and Elias, who ate a RKO from Randy Orton at Fastlane 2019 while staring too long.


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