WWE wrestler Lacey Evans may have been just playing a part when she reamed out an RCMP officer for giving her a speeding ticket, but the officer’s response was as authentic as it gets.
The U.S. wrestler, who was in Edmonton for a WWE Live! show, posted a video on her Twitter account on Saturday. In the clip, she asks the RCMP officer if he knows who she is.
“You should know exactly who I am,” she says when he confirms he doesn’t know her. “Ya nasty thing, I’ll pay the ticket… you have a terrible day, sir.”
Evans uses her signature “ya nasty” catchphrase in the video, with many wrestling sites suggesting she was merely staying in character and embodying the “Sassy Southern Belle” personality she puts on when in the wrestling ring — one that is designed to be unlikeable.
The amused officer walks away from her car with a very Canadian: “Welcome to Edmonton.”
HuffPost Canada confirmed with the RCMP that the video is showing a legitimate traffic stop by an officer carrying out his duties, but the police service would not comment further.
Here's an interview. He was a nasty, yall are nasties & I am already in America washing that Canadian scent of my clothes. I wouldn't talk to yall nasties if you paid me. Call @NatbyNature..shes a nasty just like yall & loves to run her mouth. My lawyer will speak for me. 💅👒 https://t.co/ddY7TWQOkP— Lacey Evans ~ WWE Superstar (@LaceyEvansWWE) September 22, 2019
Twitter users were not amused by the wrestler’s antics, and many called her out for the way she treated the officer. The officer’s chipper retort was repeated too.
Lacey who? Welcome to Edmonton. Please drive safely. https://t.co/3Tm9tF5q3y— Steven with a 3 (@slmyers11) September 22, 2019
I’m just gonna go ahead and add “Welcome to Edmonton” onto all the shade I throw from now on.— Alice Moran (@Alice_Moran) September 22, 2019
What an arrogant witch! Who was flying her broom too fast. In Canada. Epitome of the Ugly American. 🦹♀️— Jodi (@jodotcom) September 22, 2019
And who the f*ck is Lacey Evans? No one that I’ve ever heard of or want to know. Canada, keep her, please. https://t.co/cERzdLhJiZ
A total takedown without a muscle moved and a smile to boot: welcome to Edmonton. And from me, welcome to Canada. https://t.co/2DlJcs0Ip0— John Wright (@JohnWrightLive) September 21, 2019
Gimmick or not, we’re thinking Evans’ll think twice before sassing another Canadian.
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