WWE’s Lacey Evans says the Marines ‘saved my life’: ‘I didn’t know what I desired to be’

WWE Superstar Lacey Evans is a proud veteran.

The star served in the Marines just before taking her career to the ring and is preparing for the organization’s once-a-year “Tribute to the Troops” occasion.

Ahead of the specific salute, the 30-calendar year-aged wrestler spoke with The Wrap about her time in the armed service and what it usually means to her.

Evans was a member of the U.S. Marines’ particular response group, a position that ran “24 several hours a day, seven days a 7 days,” as she place it.

Irrespective of the depth of this sort of a situation, Evans mentioned that her time with the Marines “actually saved my life.”


Lacey Evans said that joining the Marines 'saved my life'

Lacey Evans reported that becoming a member of the Marines ‘saved my life’

“Growing up, I did not have the role types that I desired. I did not know what I preferred to be. I didn’t know what a beneficial, happy, healthy way of living appeared like,” she recalled.

The Superstar added: “All I knew, even though hunting about, [was] my dysfunctional, drug-infested, mental health. Anger, melancholy. It seeped [into] and wrecked my loved ones. Which is the everyday living that I understood.”

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At 19, Evans — real name Macey Estrella-Kadlec — enlisted in the Marines, imagining it to be “most challenging s–t” she could get herself into. In the course of her time in the armed forces, she acquired “self-assurance, willpower and grit.”

However, it truly is not just the servicemen and girls that Evans is hoping to honor.

Lacey Evans will take part in Sunday's 'Tribute to the Troops' special.

Lacey Evans will take portion in Sunday’s ‘Tribute to the Troops’ exclusive.

“I know not only what the armed forces goes by — the veterans, the energetic-responsibility — but their spouses, their young ones,” she claimed. “They’re likely by hell. The divorce rate’s higher, the arguments are large. The veterans are fatigued, the lively-duty — they go by a large amount.”

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In point, the star chose her job path in the Military Law enforcement with the “infants that really do not have a serving to hand” in head.

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“Tribute to the Troops” will air on FOX on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT subsequent any 1 p.m. NFL games, and 3 p.m. ET/midday PT pursuing any 4:05 p.m. games.