Fresh off her fantastic NXT main event championship match with Io Sharai this past Wednesday, Tegan Nox spoke to Newsday about her recent personal revelation on Instagram and her WWE future.
The Welsh grappler signed with WWE in 2017 ahead of the Mae Young Classic tournament. However, due to a pair of nasty ACL tears, her WWE career didn’t fully start until June 2019.
Now she is making up for lost time and has taken up her position as of one NXT’s too female athletes.
This last week saw Nox tell the world by means of an Instagram relationship that she was gay and in a happy relationship. This low key announcement was met with a wave of positive sentiment both from inside and outside wrestling. She told Newsday:
“My life has always been a “don’t ask, don’t tell” situation, but I felt like it was the right time, especially when you’ve found the right one you’re in love with. It was the right time to do that. The reaction has been great. There are a few people who obviously don’t agree with that, but 99 percent of the reactions have been positive. I’ve got texts coming through from so many colleagues and friends. It was nice. It’s great to see that there are so many nice people in the world.”
It sounds like one WWE superstar in particular was a huge support ahead of making her announcement. Sonya Deville has been through similar in the past as one of WWE’s most prominent gay stars. It seems she talked to Nox about what she could expect upon making her sexuality public:
“I actually talked to Sonya before I even did this. She was a big, big help. She gave me her phone number and told me to text her if I needed anything. So we keep in contact quite a lot about it. She’s a massive help with the fans, because my family knew but my fans didn’t. So she helped me bring it out to the public.”
In her professional life, the last year has seen the master of the Shiniest Wizard step forward in a huge way, culminating in this week’s acclaimed match with Sharai.
With rumours of a second women-only ‘Evolution’ event, Nox is in no doubt which superstar from the past she would like to face at such an event if it came to fruition:
“Oh, Molly Holly. Please give me a Molly Holly match, I just need it. I’m not asking for a lot. Just one match. Let’s go, Molly. If you want me to shave my head, I don’t care. We’ll have a hair vs hair match. Let’s go!!
Molly Holly was the first woman I saw who would fly around the ring. She was the badass, and super-mean and aggressive. She was someone who could “go,” and while it wasn’t her style that I try to imitate, I just want to be one of the women who can “go” and do well in the ring and do it successfully. I feel like she did that perfectly.”
We have a feeling the next year is going to be even bigger and better for Nox. We hope so. We just want to hear B*Witched play ‘C’est La Vie’ live when she enters the ring for her first NXT Takeover main event!