Rachael Evers took to Twitter to confirm she did tear her ACL at NXT’s live event in Ft. Pierce, Florida last week.
Evers (aka Rachael Ellering) posted the following:
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 it’s time to prove it.
Evers was injured in a match against Lacey Lane, and was tended to by WWE personnel in the ring before also being carried out. Ellering has worked on the NXT brand and entered both Mae Young Classic tournaments working under her real name (Ellering) and Evers (in honor of Lance Storm’s real last name) before she was announced as being part of the WWE Performance Center’s February 2019 class.
— Rachael Ellering (@RachaelEllering) August 2, 2019