Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Lacey Evans And RCMP Release Statements On Staged Video

WWE Superstar Lacey Evans and the RCMP have released statements regarding their staged video.

WWE RAW Superstar Lacey Evans recently uploaded a video of an altercation between herself and a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The incident occurred while Evans was in Canada for a WWE Live Event taking place in Edmonton, Alberta. Her uploaded video featured Evans, in character, berating the officer for giving her a ticket. It was accompanied by her claims that:

  1. Canada is terrible.
  2. You know Exactly who I am.
  3. You will be speaking to my lawyer. #YaNasty”

Since uploading the video to Twitter, both Evans and the RCMP have clarified the incident. Although she was legitimately stopped for a speeding infraction, their back-and-forth was staged. Evans claimed she wanted to film the exchange to help promote the Live Event.

- Advertisement -

Evans explained in a note posted to her account that she does not agree or condone disrespecting law enforcement or making their jobs any harder. She added that the video was created by both parties:

“As prior law enforcement myself and a United States Marine, I do not condone, agree with or promote disrespecting or making LEO’s jobs harder than they already are. The video was created by both parties to promote the local live event taking place in the edmonton area. As a sports Entertainer it’s my job to not only entertain but also set the proper example. So with that being said… I’m glad you all were entertained but if you ever try to honestly disrespect or put my brothers and sisters in blue in harm…I hope you get what you ask for.”

RCMP Statement

The RCMP also provided a statement to Yahoo! Sports:

“The female motorist was stopped for a speeding infraction where a provincial offence notice was issued. Following the issuing of the ticket, the female motorist engaged in a courteous and polite conversation with the member where the motorist identified herself as a sports entertainer with World Wrestling Entertainment. She asked the member if he would participate in a rehearsed interaction on camera with her WWE persona. The member obliged.”

Speaking with CTV News, Evans added that her character is a “sassy” bad guy and that she often plays the role because of it. As prior law enforcement, she didn’t expect people to believe their exchange was real. Evans believed that because she is a sports entertainer and in town for a performance, people would be able to realize the video was an act.

Trending Articles

WWE RAW Results (8/10): Randy Orton Attacks Ric Flair, Asuka vs. Bayley

WWE RAW aired from the Performance Center in Orlando. Randy Orton faced Kevin Owens in this week's main event. Asuka battled Bayley...

Eric Bischoff Talks Paul Heyman’s Demands For TNA Role: “I Think It Was a Fantasy”

Former WCW President and Executive Director of SmackDown Eric Bischoff recently discussed his former colleague Paul Heyman's near signing with TNA back...

AJ Styles Wants To Face WWE Hall Of Famer

AJ Styles has given us a number of dream matches since his arrival in WWE and he has faced veterans such as...

Jim Ross Comments On WWE’s Interest In Eric Angle

Jim Ross recently addressed WWE's interest in Kurt Angle's older brother Eric Angle in the early 2000s. Eric Angle was signed to...

Jim Cornette: “WWE Go Out of Their Way To Tell us It’s Fake, Except When They Need To Draw Money”

Former WWE backstage employee Jim Cornette recently weighed in on the RAW Underground segment that took place this past Monday night. The...

Latest Wrestling News

FOX To Air WWE Special During SummerSlam Weekend

The main FOX channel is scheduled to air a WWE special during SummerSlam Weekend. TV guides currently have a two-hour special called "WWE SummerSlam's Hottest...

WWE RAW Total Viewership Stays Steady, RAW Underground Week 2 Slightly Dips (8/10)

Monday’s edition of WWE RAW averaged 1.722 million viewers with a 0.47 rating in the key 18-49 demographic. This was up from...

Second NXT TakeOver Special Reportedly Planned For October

It looks like there could be two WWE NXT TakeOver specials airing in the month of October. There are plans for a NXT TakeOver event...

ROH To Resume TV Tapings, PPV Scheduled For Next Month

Ring of Honor is getting set to return. The promotion has not run a live event since February. Previously, they were forced...

Eric Bischoff On Negotiating With Vince McMahon To Come Back To WWE

Eric Bischoff returned to WWE from June to October of last year. His short-lived time as the Executive Director of Smackdown was...

Ken Shamrock Sends Message To WWE Regarding RAW Underground Segments

Ken Shamrock has not been impressed by the worked-shoot style of fighting in the RAW Underground segments. The MMA pioneer sent out...

MVP Talks About RAW Underground, How It Gives The Show A ‘Different Vibe’

WWE RAW Superstar MVP has opened up about the show's newest segment, RAW Underground. Speaking with Newsweek, MVP addressed the creative process...

Update On MLW Resuming Live Events

Major League Wrestling hasn't run an event since March. Court Bauer has been adamant that the promotion would not run any events...

Goldberg Labels Roman Reigns A ‘Joke,’ Explains Why He Headbutted Doors

WWE Hall of Famer and former WWE Universal Champion Goldberg has labeled Roman Reigns a "joke." His words come in response to...

Unseen Footage Of Ric Flair After Randy Orton’s Attack On Raw (Video)

The main event of this week's episode of Monday Night Raw saw Randy Orton facing Kevin Owens in a singles match with...

MVP Suggests Former NXT Champion Could Return To In-Ring Action Soon

Samoa Joe has been out of action for a while now but a new interview of MVP has fans buzzing about the...

WWE Files For A Dozen New Trademarks Including RETRIBUTION

WWE has filed for a dozen new trademarks in the past week, which includes trademarks for some factions and the names of...