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The report also addresses rumors of a Paige injury, stating that they have no confirmation that she’s injured and that she had been seen working at the WWE Performance Center over the past week.
Natalya, who returned to the ring at this week’s NXT TV tapings, addressed her recent absence on Instagram, writing that she had suffered her first major wrestling injury of her career back in November. Between then and now, she has been undergoing intense physical therapy, and is now back in action:
Thank you @wwebeckylynch! Couldn't have asked for a more perfect opponent for my first match back in over two months. Magic! I have debated with myself every day about explaining why I was suddenly "gone" after the last match I had in November. It was the first injury I've had that has taken me away from wrestling in over 11 years. I was so disappointed. For the last 8 weeks I have been in intense physical therapy. I've been focused on returning and being stronger than ever. I fought hard to come back. I hated missing this past summer of the Diva's Revolution. I wanted so much to be a part of it because I love wrestling! Not just because I was born into it, WRESTLING is a part of my heart. When I finally came back at the end of September, I was incredibly grateful and happy! I missed the girls, the ring and all of you. Then to get hurt, I felt like a failure. NOW I am better. I am stronger. I am ready. I'm not ashamed of my injury at all. Setbacks happen. And EVERYTHING happens for a reason. Sometimes when it rains it pours but there's nothing YOU can't get through. When you fall down, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and just keep going. Every person has a comeback in them. …See you soon??
Lastly, though she was present at this week’s NXT TV tapings, Dana Brooke did not take any bumps, indicating that she is still working through the injury that has sidelined her since TakeOver: RESPECT and has been highlighted on recent episodes of WWE Breaking Ground. Dana addressed her injury on Instagram, writing that she’s got her “eyes on the prize”:
????when the going gets tough, DONT GIVE UP! Tired stressed drained, whatever the case is… Eye on prize and makes it that much better in the end! I am ready to be back stronger & show you that with each and every motivating uplifting helpful comment that has been made through my injury will be that much rewarding in the end! I'm not giving up! ?? #nxt #wwe #wwenxt #totaldiva #breakmytoys #fitchick #motivation #drive #silverhair #killabarbie #wwediva ????