A lot of fans were hoping that WWE’s inclusion of Tegan Nox on the usually-but-not-always kayfabe NXT Injury Report last week meant she had not suffered her third serious knee injury in the last four years.
Unfortunately, the company dashed those hopes today.
On the Sept. 23 episode of NXT, prior to the start of the #1 contenders Battle Royal, cameras cut to Nox already laid out backstage, clutching her knee. Candice LeRae, who’s been working towards a feud with Tegan since turning heel, was then shown pushing a production cart “into” Nox’s leg. It could have been an angle to further the issue between the former friends. Instead, it was clearly to cover for the Welshwoman’s latest major setback.
The 25 year old tore an ACL prior to the first Mae Young Classic back in 2017, then severely injured her leg (including tearing her ACL) during the tournament in 2018. Since coming back from that injury, she’s been a featured member of NXT’s women’s division, including earning a shot against current champion Io Shirai in July.
We wish her the best as she embarks on yet another comeback.
UPDATE: On his pre-TakeOver 31 media call, Triple H said that Nox has already undergone surgery to repair her ACL. The NXT head honcho also said Tegan is “unbelievably strong” as a person and an athlete.