– Lacey stated that she grew up around wrestling as her father was good friends with wrestler and trainer Eddie Sharkey.
– At about age sixteen, she was certain she wanted to train to be a wrestler. Her first choice was the Monster Factory, but her father convinced her to train with Sharkey in Minnesota.
– Her father attended many of her training sessions, and was present often for her matches until she moved east.
– Gerweck plugged her official web site – www.thelovelylacey.com – and complimented her on the site being well organized and updated. Lacey plugged three of her complication videos she currently has for sale through her site.
– Growing up, she enjoyed the wrestling story lines and the interesting characters, such as Jake Roberts and The Undertaker. She appreciated the athletic aspects of wrestling more after being introduced to ECW by her father.
– Lacey made her ring debut in Minnesota in a handicap match that also featured WWE’s Shawn (Khosrow) Daiviri.
– She was nervous about training initially, but learned gradually from Sharkey who no longer gets in the ring to train wrestlers after having both hips replaced.
– Lacey trained three days a week for about one year.
– Lacey is happy for Daiviri being in WWE, but hasn’t seen him on television.
– Lacey recently met up with Daiviri backstage at a Ring of Honor show.
– She says Daiviri is the worst driver she has ever seen!
– Lacey didn’t play sports growing up, but did ballet dancing starting at the age of three. She was also devoted to riding her horse.
– Lacey considers Jake Roberts as her favorite wrestler of all time.
– Her real name is Lacey. She wasn’t thrilled with being called the Lovely Lacey, but the name grew on her.
– Her strengths include her mind and knowledge of the business, and willingness to keep getting better.
– She said her biggest weakness is that she lacks confidence in herself at times.
– Lacey talked about her knee injury that she suffered in July 2004. She feels fortune it didn’t require surgery as first assumed.
– She considers Ring of Honor and IWA Mid-South as her home federations.
– Lacey stated that the appeal of Ring of Honor is that they focus on wrestling, and not so much on the entertainment aspects. She feels ROH offers an alternative product.
– Lacey was not happy with WWE’s diva search competition, and with the recent releases of Gail Kim and Jazz, girls that can actually wrestle.
– She feels frustrated by the lack of a push by WWE for the women’s division, and feels the public may need to be retrained when the actual women’s wrestling matches are again featured more predominately.
– Lacey says that she hasn’t seen much of the TNA product.
– She considers her best matches with Daizee Haze, including a submission match they worked for IWA Mid-South.
– She identified her career highlight as becoming the first IWA Mid-South Women’s champion.
– Lacey enjoyed working against TNA’s Tracy Brooks, and hopes to work more with her in the future.
– She works as a heel, and prefers that over being a face.
– Lacey considers Lady Apache as her favorite female wrestler. Her dream opponent would be against her.
– She considers her in ring style more on the technical side.
– She is happy about the possibility of Ring of Honor featuring more women’s matches.
– Lacey said fans can find her yahoo group by visiting her web site.
To listen to the Lacy Interview, call 212-502-6636. The 30-minute is on options #1, #2, and #3. It’s a free call, although long distance charges may apply. Steve Gerweck is the webmaster of www.gerweck.net