Mae Young Classic competitor Tegan Nox was apparently injured during tonight’s quarterfinals match against Rhea Ripley.
According to live reports, Nox hurt her knee early in the match, and the referee threw up the ‘X’ to signal the injury. The match continued, but they ended up calling for the bell and medics checked on Nox again after the win was awarded to Ripley.
Triple H came out later in the taping and acknowledged the injury, saying she wasn’t leaving with a broken leg, but is leaving with a broken heart. He also said this was just a bump in the road for her.
Nox (aka Nixon Newell / Steffanie Newell) was also scheduled to be a part of last year’s Mae Young Classic, but was pulled before the tournament began due to an ACL injury.
Scoop #32: They called for the bell, matches is over, medics are checking on Tegan Nox
— Jacob Cohen (@MrJacobCohen) August 10, 2018
Rare to be in a wrestling crowd that sits in utter silence and legit concern than when Tegan Nox was injured. How she continued the match before succumbing to what looked to be excruciating pain. Warrior. Send positive vibes her way. #WWE #WWEMYC
— Scott Fishman (@smFISHMAN) August 10, 2018
#MYC2: Tegan Nox just messed her knee up doing a dive through the ropes onto Rhea Ripley. Trainers came out, the ref had to stop it. I don't think it was storyline…she was in tears and the crowd was 100% silent while they worked on her. She put no weight on it as she left.
— Jay Reddick (@runninjay) August 10, 2018
— Kyle (@FLWrestlingFan) August 10, 2018