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Nixon Newell stars in new ‘First Female of Fight Club’ documentary

Welsh wrestling star Nixon Newell has been wrestling since 2013 and is ready to kickoff her WWE career after signing with NXT earlier this year.

Although it was initially reported that Nixon would partake in WWE’s Mae Young Classic tournament, a torn ACL injury would force her to withdraw from the event.

A new mini documentary by The Tag Rope titled ‘First Female of Fight Club’ tells Nixon’s story of how she first got in to the wrestling business, her time with Fight Club: Pro and her goodbye to independent wrestling. The piece also features interviews with some of Nixon’s peers including Candice LeRae, Kay Lee Ray (whom Nixon refers to as mentors) and Session Moth Martina.

Read The Tag Rope’s press release on the feature and watch it below:

“It was announced today that The Tag Rope have officially released ‘First Female of Fight Club’, a 25-minute documentary chronicling one of the final weekends in independent wrestling for Welsh-born professional wrestler, Nixon Newell. The piece hits upon some key themes that have been prevalent throughout Newell’s career, namely intergender wrestling, the struggle of being a female in a male-dominated sport and the importance of family. Speaking within the piece, 22-year-old Newell states: “[Wrestling’s] my life, it’s my love. Without it, I genuinely don’t know what I’d be doing.” Newell would go on to officially sign with World Wrestling Entertainment in March, before reporting to the Performance Centre in June. It was speculated that Newell would compete in the Mae Young Classic tournament, before having to withdraw due to injury weeks before filming. When asked to comment on the signing, Newell says: “It’s scary. It’s very, very scary. But, I’m excited. I’ve done it all off my own back…being offered this incredible opportunity and seeing the world…I’m just ridiculously happy right now.” First Female of Fight Club also features comments from Newell’s contemporaries, namely Candice LeRae, Chris Brookes, Kay Lee Ray, Travis Banks, Session Moth Martina and Will Ospreay.”

What did you think of the documentary? Are you excited to see Nixon Newell in WWE/NXT? How would you book her debut? Let us know in the comments below!

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