Nikkita Lyons was the odds-on favorite to win the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament until an injury forced her to withdraw from the tournament. Nikkita’s sudden exit shocked her fans but the “Lioness of NXT 2.0” is more than determined to roar her way back.

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WWE announced Tiffany Stratton as Nikkita’s replacement in the tournament during a backstage segment between Fallon Henley, Brooks Jensen and Josh Briggs. Tiffany won the match against Henley and earned a spot in the Women’s Breakout.

Nikkita took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared her reaction to the news of getting removed from the Women’s Breakout Tournament due to injury. The NXT 2.0 star thanked her fans for the well wishes and sent love and positive vibes.

Thank you all for the well wishes! Determined more than ever now. Everything happens for a reason. Much love & positive vibes

We hope that Nikkita gets back in the ring soon. The Women’s Breakout Tournament will continue without her. The finals will take place between Tiffany Stratton and Roxanne Perez. The winner will earn the opportunity to challenge for the NXT Women’s Championship.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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