WWE reportedly envisions Lacey Evans as being one of its top female Superstars, especially if Ronda Rousey leaves soon.
When Raw ratings were dropping every week towards the end of 2018, WWE went into panic mode. Part of that panic involved calling up six superstars from NXT. It's probably fair to say that WWE hasn't handled any of the six very well up until this point. EC3's appearances have been sporadic, Heavy Machinery has already become just another tag team, and Lars Sullivan is yet to make an appearance.
Perhaps the most intriguing call-up from the NXT six has been that of Lacey Evans. If it was indeed Vince McMahon who decided on which Superstars would be main roster bound, you can see why Evans made the cut. A tall, blonde, female Superstar who used to be a US Marine. She couldn't fit the McMahon code of approval any more if she tried.
The only problem with Evans right now is she isn't the completed article between the ropes. That was evident when a spotlight was shone on her during the Royal Rumble match. Since then, Evans has made nothing but brief appearances in front of the WWE Universe. However, according to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, Evans' Rumble showing has not deterred WWE from labeling her as the next big thing.
Meltzer said that if and when Ronda Rousey leaves "the big three will be Charlotte, Becky Lynch, and Lacey Evans." That is a bold statement indeed, and a tall order right now considering the level of Flair, Lynch, and Rousey. Meltzer also mentioned that the original plan was for Evans to take on Asuka at WrestleMania, however, that plan has now been nixed for the time being.
In terms of Asuka, WWE does have a little bit of an issue on its hands. So much time and effort has been pumped into the Raw Women's Title scene that as of right now, there are no viable WrestleMania candidates left for The Empress. Mandy Rose is keeping her occupied for the time being, but we wouldn't be surprised to see Evans fill that slot if WWE can get her ready before April 7.