One of the biggest stories coming out of the tapings for the Mae Young Classic was the injury Tegan Nox suffered as she took on Rhea Ripley in one of the final matches of the tournament. While Nox has come forward and teased the injuries she has suffered, she has only now finally revealed just how serious those injuries are.
Through the lengthy message Nox posted, she revealed that her knee had exploded, in that she had a dislocated kneecap, which reset itself instantly, a torn MCL & LCL, a completely torn ACL, and both meniscus, bone contusions and a second fracture on her left tibia. That is a massive list of injuries.
Taking to her Twitter account after her final episode of the Mae Young Classic aired, Nox had the following to say:
“On last night’s episode of the Mae Young Classic during my match with Rhea Ripley, I suffered an injury to my left leg very early on and as soon as it happened, I knew it was serious.
I tried to carry on as far as I could but a few minutes later after trying to push through the pain and finish the match, it all got too much and the match was stopped.
Being greeted backstage by the distraught faces of my friends and coaches was the most heartbreaking thing I’ve ever experienced, and it hurt more than the injury itself.
Knowing how excited they were for me to compete this year and how hard they helped me work, then having it taken away so quickly, it was devastating! I felt as if I had let them down and it broke my heart!
Triple H was one of the first of many people there and I’ll never forget the words that he & Mr. Regal said.
There were many things said to me that night by people I hold so dearly that continuously play through my mind on a loop, especially when I’m having a bad day mentally that help me pick up my head and give me the kick up the a$$ that I need!!!
Anyway, after being checked over by Doc, I was taken to the local hospital where I was diagnosed with numerous injuries to the left leg, which included: dislocated kneecap (luckily it reset itself instantly), torn MCL & LCL, I completely tore my ACL and both meniscus (one had a “lightning bolt shaped tear,” still a wizard when injured), bone contusions and I had a second fracture on my left tibia…..Basically, my knee exploded and I made a huge mess!!
Days later, I was sent to one of the best surgeons, who also fixed my right knee and on August 23rd, I underwent ACL & Meniscus reconstruction surgery, which was a flying success.
Obviously, this means I’ll be out for a while, but with the incredible Dr’s and PT team at the WWE Performance Center, I’ll be back shinier than ever! We’re already almost 2 months into rehab and it’s going amazingly, we’re right on track and smashing goals already!!
I can’t thank Triple H, the Coaches, the Medic staff, my friends, family, and fans enough for all the support that you’ve given me over the past few weeks! They’ve been very tough, both physically and more so, mentally, but I’ve done it once and I can do it again.
It’s going to be a long road to recovery, but it’s already started and I plan on making my return special!!! There’s going to be some changes, but they’ll all be for the best! As Triple H said, “this is just a bump in the road.” This isn’t the end, trust me.”
In the tweet, she also shares a photo from a few days after her operation, adding that she has a “badass scar” now:
Additionally, for those wondering, Dave Meltzer confirmed that Nox was scheduled to defeat Ripley in the tournament before the injury happened.
Ringside News would like to wish Nox the best of luck in her recovery process, and we hope to see her back inside the squared circle sooner rather than later.
Have you ever seen such a drastic list of injuries at once? Let us know your thoughts, opinions, and reactions in those comments below.
Please credit Ringside News and Tegan Nox for the transcription.