Lacey Evans On How The Military Changed Her Life, Women Wanting To Be ‘The Man’

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WWE star Lacey Evans recently did an interview with The Montreal Gazette to promote SummerSlam this weekend. Evans discussed how the military changed her life, women wanting to be “the man,” and the depth of the women’s division.

Check out the highlights here:

How the military changed her life:

I joined the United States Marine Corps to learn a different way of living and I challenged myself in every way, mentally, physically and emotionally. I couldn’t think of anything better than the finest fighting force in the world to really push me and create the person that I am.

Women wanting to be “The Man”:

Everybody wants to be the man, this big, tough, rough ‘women can do it, women can do what men can do.’ Shut up. Women can also be women and still be badasses. I feel that today in 2019, women are missing that point. They want to do what men can do so badly that they’re forgetting what we have on the men.

Women are amazing. We are wives, mothers and strong, but (so many of us) want to be the man, they want to be these men and it’s slowly being forgotten what women are capable of. We can balance and juggle and be so many things that men can’t.

The depth of the women’s division:

You’ve got Charlotte Flair, you’ve got Becky Lynch, Trish Stratus, who is coming back two kids later … I mean, these are women who are putting their bodies and minds on the line and working hard to take these spots. Becky Lynch just main-evented WrestleMania.

Ronda Rousey is one of the baddest women on the planet and this is what your 10-year-old daughter has to watch, see and grow up ad role models … It doesn’t get any better than that. You’ve got badass women who are setting the proper example and WWE is at the forefront of a lot of that. We have a lot of strong women on our roster — from models who can kick your ass to college graduates — who really worked their whole lives to show the world.

These women are a force to be reckoned with. Every single one of us. I’ve got a six-year-old daughter who watches this. I’m proud to be part of that. I honestly am.

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