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NXT’s Rachael Evers set for surgery to repair torn ACL

During a rough weekend of injury news out of the black-and-yellow brand, Rachael Evers left her match with Lacey Lane in Fort Pierce, Florida limping after medical staff checked on her leg. Today (Aug. 2), Evers revealed the diagnosis, and it’s not good:

“Professional wrestling is the love of my life. My heart is at home when I’m in that ring sharing moments with you all.

On Saturday night, my heart broke a little bit. At our NXT show in Florida, I tore my ACL. Those three letters have caused me to feel so much pain, disappointment and fear.

I never thought that I would have to face this challenge and be ripped away from what makes my heart thrive-what I’m born to do.

But here I am.

That same passion that fueled me in the ring, will now push me to return to it. The unsettling, sorrowful, aching feelings will pass. I have incredible people in my corner; people who love me and believe in me and that means so much.

I have surgery on Tuesday and Wednesday. I begin my journey back to my home-the ring.

As a wise woman once said, ‘I am a goddess, a glorious female warrior.’ So now its time to prove it.”

The 26 year old Lance Storm trainee (real name Rachael Ellering, daughter of The Road Warriors Hall of Fame manager Paul) has competed in both Mae Young Classic tournaments, and signed an exclusive WWE contract this past January.

Join us in wishing her a speedy and full recovery.

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