Anyone who kept up to date with the tapings for the Mae Young Classic 2 would have known that Tegan Nox suffered a heartbreaking injury in her Quarter Final match against Rhea Rhipley, but the episode where it happened finally aired and Nox was then able to talk about it for the first time.
Early reports suggested that Nox was actually the favourite to win the tournament this year after having to tragically miss the first one due to a knee injury.
She had only just recovered and had been back for a few months with a knee brace as she prepared for the second Mae Young Classic. Nox looked great as she defeated Zatara and Nicole Matthews to get to the Quarter Final.
The injury occurred when Nox hit a Suicide Dive to the outside in the early stages of the match and struggled to get back to her feet. She made it into the ring and was checked on by the referee and a ringside medical staff member but refused to end the match there.
She struggled on for several more minutes, obviously in a great deal of pain and unable to really talk, until she took a big dropkick from Rhipley. Nox immediately fell to the floor and threw up the X herself ending the match. A distraught Nox was then helped backstage by officials as the MYC2 gave her a standing ovation. It really was one of the most emotional moments I’ve seen in professional wrestling.
Tegan has kept quiet about the injury, presumably to avoid spoiling the results of the tournament, but took to Twitter to explain the full extent of her injury, describing it as her knee ‘exploding’ and what is going to happen for her going forward.