Injury Update On Tegan Nox Following WWE NXT Live Event On Saturday

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Steffanie “Nixon” Newell, who is now going by the name Tegan Nox in WWE NXT, suffered an injury to her leg at Saturday’s live event at the 2018 Download Festival at Donnington Park in Derby, England.

According to some fans in attendance, Nox appeared to suffer the knee injury during a Six-Woman Tag Team Match where she teamed with Candice LeRae and Dakota Kai against Bianca Belair, Lacey Evans and English indie wrestler Nina Samuels.

Nox was scheduled to wrestle PROGRESS Women’s Champion Jinny at today’s PROGRESS 71 event in Sheffield, England, but fellow NXT star Dakota Kai competed instead. Nox appeared in the middle of the ring to introduce Kai as replacing her and was sporting a huge brace over her right leg.

Jim Smallman, who owns PROGRESS, confirmed in a tweet that Nox is injured. However, he says her injury is minor.

About a year ago, Nox sustained an ACL tear in her right knee. After months of rehabilitation, she returned to action in April and has been working house shows since then.

On the heels of her comeback, the 23-year-old Welsh grappler spoke to about how she coped with her devastating knee injury.

“When this first happened, people were saying that things happen for a reason. And since I’ve had the injury and come back to that response, I believe that more than ever,” she said.

“Things do happen for a reason, and if something’s getting you down, you just have to get back up and keep working hard. Sweat equity really does pay off, and it’s an even better feeling when all your hard work pays off.”