On the Spinning Heel Kick Podcast, Lane (who took part in a WWE tryout BACK in February 2017) said she had previously been set to report to the Performance Center back in March but following the discovery of an arthritic knee by WWE doctors they had to withdraw the offer. She added that she was making changes to strengthen the knee in her workouts, and was hoping this would enable her to get another contract opportunity with WWE, and the post suggests now she has had this chance, and has now dropped her Crash Lucha Title to Tessa Blanchard ending commitments there.
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A big congrats to @lacey_lupita_lane who may have lost the @thecrashluchas Women’s Championship to @tessa_blanchard tonight in Tijuana, but who is WWE Performance Center bound! #laceylane #womenswrestling #prowrestling #luchalibre #thecrash #thecrashluchalibre #womenschampion #wwe #wwepc #nxt
The Instagram post said ” big congrats to @lacey_lupita_lane who may have lost the @thecrashluchas Women’s Championship to @tessa_blanchard tonight in Tijuana, but who is WWE Performance Center bound!”
It’s an interesting signing for NXT, given that Lane is lesser known than most of the talent to be reportedly on the WWE radar and does not appear for as many promotions, nor some of the more higher profile promotions, performing predominately at The Crash Lucha Libre where she held the Women’s Championship and AroLucha. Given the timing of this it looks likely that Lane, a graduate of the Team 3D Academy, might be scheduled to appear in the 2018 Mae Young Classic. She has a distinct look, a high flying offense and hasn’t been wrestling for very long, all things which WWE seems to like in its current recruitment.
We hope to hear an official announcement in the coming days.