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Lacey Lane (May 20, 1988) is an American female professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) performing on the NXT brand under the ring name Kayden Carter. She was a participant in the 2018 Mae Young Classic.

Early life

Lane was born in Florida and attended Winter Park High School. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2012 from Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She played Division II basketball while attending college.

Professional wrestling career

Early career

Born in Florida, Lane debuted in August 2016. She went on to spend the first three years of her career performing in local promotions in her home state, including Pro Wrestling 2.0, IGNITE Wrestling, American Combat Wrestling, Full Throttle Pro Wrestling, Platinum Pro Wrestling, Go Wrestle and Major League Wrestling. She also traveled to other promotions across the United States including Premiere Wrestling Xperience, World Of Unpredictable Wrestling, Aro Lucha, Alternative Wrestling Show, Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment, Sabotage Wrestling, Martinez Entertainment Lucha Libre Mexicana and Capital Wrestling Alliance. Lane also spent time in Mexico, wrestling in promotions including The Crash, Desastre Total Ultraviolento and Revolucha. During her time on the independent circuit, Lane won her first title while in The Crash, being the third Women's Champion, before losing the title to Tessa Blanchard.

World Wrestling Entertainment (2017-present)

It was reported on February 3, 2017, Lane qualified for a tryout at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.

Mae Young Classic (2018)

Her first match was during a August 8, where she entered the 2018 Mae Young Classic, advancing in the first round after eliminating Vanessa Kraven. The following day on August 9, Lane advanced in the second round after eliminating Taynara Conti. She was later eliminated during the quarterfinals by Meiko Satomura.

NXT (2018-present)

Lane made her debut during the August 25 live event, teaming with Kacy Catanzaro in defeating Taynara Conti and Reina Gonzalez in a tag match. During the August 30 live event, Lane wrestled her second NXT match, losing to Lacey Evans. She lost again to Evans during a rematch held during the September 6 live event. Two nights later during the September 28 house show Lane competed in a Number One Contender Battle Royal for the NXT UK Women's Championship. At the following night's live event, Lane teamed with Raul Mendoza in a mixed tag match, defeating Kona Reeves & Vanessa Borne. The following month during the October 4 live event, Lane teamed with Jessie Elaban in a tag match lost to Kavita Devi & Reina Gonzalez. The following week during the October 12 live event, Lane teamed with Io Shirai & Jessie Elaban in a tag match lost to Jessamyn Duke, Marina Shafir & Shayna Baszler. On the following night's live event, Lane lost to Vanessa Borne in singles action. She finished the month with singles matches during the October 13 and October 27 live events, against opponents Vanessa Borne and Aliyah. The following month she wrestled only twice during the November 2 and November 30 live events, in tag matches mostly teamed with Mia Yim. She finished the year with mostly tag matches during the December live NXT events teaming on those occasions with Kacy Catanzaro and recent recruit Chelsea Green.

In 2019, Lane passed the beginning months of January and February appearing in matches in live events. She made her televised debut on the March 27 episode of NXT, during which she teamed with Kacy Catanzaro in a tag match against Aliyah & Vanessa Borne. She went on to continue her work in NXT live events until throughout the spring and summer months of 2019. Returning to television on the September 25 episode of NXT, she debuted under the new name Kayden Cater in a match lost to Rhea Ripley. The following month Carter returned for the Winter Park live event on October 16 in a match lost to Io Shirai. She made her final televised appearance of the year on the December 11 episode of NXT, losing a match to Bianca Belair.

During 2020, Carter returned to television on the January 8 episode of NXT in a match won by Mia Yim. On the January 15 episode of NXT Carter competed in a Number One Contender Battle Royal for the NXT Women's Championship before the match was eventually won by Bianca Belair. On the February 19 episode of NXT, Carter wrestled and lost to recent NXT recruit Chelsea Green. Carter returned to television the following month on the March 25 episode of NXT during which she competed in a qualifying match for the Number One Contender status. Despite losing to Candice LeRae, Carter returned the following month on the April 1 episode of NXT to compete in a redemption match set in Gauntlet match rules. She was the second-to-last elimination before the match was eventually won by Dakota Kai. During the summer, Carter appeared more frequently on NXT television during the months of May, June and August. During those episodes Carter wrestled in matches against opponents including Aliyah, Mercedes Martinez, Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez. On the September 23 episode of NXT Carter competed in a Number One Contender battle royal during which she was eliminated by Raquel Gonzalez. The following week during the September 30 episode of NXT, Carter won a victory over Xia Li. She returned to television two months later on the November 18 episode of NXT teaming with Kacy Catanzaro in a tag match won by Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell.

Raw brand (2020)

Carter debuted on the March 30 episode of Monday Night RAW in a squash match won by Asuka. She returned the following month on the April 20 episode of Monday Night RAW in a match lost to Charlotte.

EVOLVE Wrestling (2019)

Between live NXT events, Lane debuted in WWE's partner promotion EVOLVE Wrestling on April 13, 2019 at EVOLVE 126. There, Lane lost a singles match to local Florida competitor Brandi Lauren.

Personal life

Good friends with wrestler Amy Rose whom she trained with at the Dudley Boyz's Team 3D Academy of Professional Wrestling.

In wrestling

  • Finishers
    • Rope Hang Neckbreaker
    • Crucifix Driver
    • Bicycle Kick
    • rolling deathlock
  • Signature moves
    • Canadian Destroyer
    • Springboard Armdrag
    • Crossbody
    • Huracanrana
    • Regia into Flatliner
    • Superkick
    • Facewash
  • Entrance Music
  • Nicknames
  • "Pretty Reckless"
  • Managers and valets
  • Teams and stables

Championships and accomplishments

External links

Mae Young Classic 2018 contestants
Aerial MonroeAllysin KayAshley RayneDeonna PurrazzoHiroyo MatsumotoIo ShiraiIsla DawnJinnyKacy CatanzaroJessica ElabanKaitlynKaren QKavita DeviKiller KellyLacey LaneMeiko SatomuraMercedes MartinezMia YimMJ JenkinsNicole MatthewsPriscilla KellyRachel EversReina GonzalezRhea RipleyTaynara ContiTegan NoxToni StormVanessa KravenXia BrooksideXia LiZataraZeuxis
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SmackDown

Angelo DawkinsApollo CrewsBaron CorbinBayleyBecky LynchBianca BelairCarmellaCesaroChad GableCommander AzeezDolph ZigglerDominik MysterioFinn BálorJey UsoJimmy UsoKevin OwensLiv MorganMontez FordNaomiNatalyaOtisRey MysterioRobert RoodeRoman ReignsSami ZaynSasha BanksSeth RollinsShinsuke NakamuraShotzi BlackheartSonya DevilleTaminaTegan NoxToni StormZelina Vega

NXT

AliyahAshante AdonisAustin TheoryB-FABCameron GrimesCandice LeRaeDanny BurchDakota KaiDexter LumisDrake MaverickEmber MoonFabian AichnerFranky MonetGigi DolinIndi HartwellIo ShiraiIsaiah ScottJacy JayneJessi KameaJoaquin WildeJohnny GarganoKacy CatanzaroKayden CarterKay Lee RayKyle O'ReillyKUSHIDALA KnightMandy RoseNash CarterOney LorcanPete DunneRaquel GonzálezRaul MendozaRoderick StrongSamoa JoeSantos EscobarSarrayScarlettTimothy ThatcherTommaso CiampaTop DollaWes LeeXia LiZoey Stark

205 Cruiserweights

Oney LorcanRaul MendozaThe Brian Kendrick

NXT UK

Aleah JamesAmir JordanAoife ValkyrieAshton SmithDave MastiffEddie DennisFabian AichnerFlash Morgan WebsterIlja DragunovIsla DawnJames DrakeJinnyJoe CoffeyJoseph ConnersJordan DevlinKenny WilliamsMarcel BarthelMark AndrewsMark CoffeyMeiko SatomuraMike HitchmanNina SamuelsNoam DarSam GradwellSaxon HuxleyTrent SevenTyler BateTyson T-BoneWALTERWolfgangXia BrooksideZack Gibson

Stables & Tag Teams

GallusImperiumLegado Del FantasmaLucha House PartyMoustache MountainStreet ProfitsThe New DayThe UsosThe Viking RaidersThe Way

Commentators & Interviewers

Alyse AshtonByron SaxtonCarlos CabreraCorey GravesKayla BraxtonKevin PatrickMarcelo RodríguezMcKenzie MitchellMichael ColeNigel McGuinnessPat McAfeeSarah SchreiberVic JosephWade Barrett

Ring announcers

Greg Hamilton (SmackDown) • Mike Rome (Raw) • Alicia Taylor (NXT)

Referees

Aja SmithChad PattonCharles RobinsonDan EnglerD.A. BrewerDanilo AnfibioDarrick MooreDarryl SharmaEddie OrengoJason AyersJessika CarrJohn ConeShawn BennettRod ZapataRyan Tran

Pre-Show Panel

Booker TDavid OtungaJerry LawlerJonathan CoachmanPete RosenbergSam Roberts

NXT Trainers

Matthew BloomNorman SmileyRobbie BrooksideSara Del ReyShawn MichaelsTerry Taylor

General Managers

Shane McMahon (Smackdown)Stephanie McMahon (Raw)William Regal (NXT)Johnny Saint (UK Brand)

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