At last night’s (April 13th) NXT house show in Venice, Florida, international wrestling star Nixon Newell (competing under her real name Steffanie Newell) made her NXT debut when she teamed up with Dakota Kai in a losing effort against the team of Vanessa Borne & Reina Gonzalez.
— I Am The One Who Knocks (@NerdxFerguson) April 13, 2018
This marks the first time in a roughly a year that Newell has competed inside a ring since suffering a torn ACL. The injury forced the Welsh star from competing in the inaugural Mae Young Classic last summer.
Newell and her tag team partner took to social media to express their excitement of about the in-ring return and what lies ahead:
Being sidelined for 10 months is something I can’t even begin to imagine, even more so when it’s stopping you from fully committing to a passion. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you and to do it by your side is the greatest feeling @NixonNewell ? #FlyKicks pic.twitter.com/Z3AthlQmt6
— dakota ?? ????? (@DakotaKai_WWE) April 14, 2018
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Oh hai there @wwenxt Universe ??? It’s 1 year since I had my last match before suffering an injury just after arriving at the WWE Performance Centre almost 10months ago! Thanks to the incredible work of the phenomenal WWE doctors, the support of amazing friends, coaches & colleagues, I was finally able to make my NXT debut with one of my best friends @dakotakai_wwe ? Thank you @wwenxt , Thank you Dakota and thank you Venice, you certainly made this welsh girl feel extremely welcome? Time to see what #FlyKicks can do?? #Repost @wwenxt with @get_repost ??? #NXTVenice gets a dose of @nixonnewell and @dakotakai_wwe! #FlyKicks
Are you excited to see Nixon Newell return to the ring? Would you like to see her particapte at this year’s Mae Young Classic? How would you book her NXT TV debut? Let us know in the comments below!