NXT Women’s Champion Indi Hartwell suffered a serious injury during her recent title defense at NXT Spring Breakin’. The injury occurred during her successful defense against Roxanne Perez and Tiffany Stratton.

Hartwell, who was also drafted to the Monday Night RAW roster on the first night of the 2023 WWE Draft, shocked many fans with the news of her injury. She shared photos of herself wearing a walking boot on her social media accounts, including during her appearance on Friday’s SmackDown show.

On her Instagram story, Hartwell shared a photo of her injury, revealing the bruising on her ankle from the match. It’s unclear how long she will be out of action, but her injury comes at an inopportune time for the young wrestler, who just won the NXT Women’s Championship at Stand & Deliver 2023.

During the match at Spring Breakin’, Tiffany Stratton attempted a dive from the top rope onto Hartwell and Perez outside the ring. Unfortunately, the move didn’t go as planned, and Hartwell’s leg was caught in an awkward position under Stratton as she landed.


Medical assistance was immediately provided to Hartwell following the spot, and the match had to be adjusted at certain points to accommodate for her injury. Despite being in pain, Hartwell continued to fight and retain her title, demonstrating incredible resilience and determination.

While Hartwell’s injury is unfortunate, her toughness and determination have been praised by fans and fellow wrestlers alike. We wish Indi Hartwell a speedy recovery and hope to see her back in the ring soon.

As of now, it is unclear what Hartwell’s status will be for her upcoming matches and appearances on Monday Night RAW. Her injury raises questions about the WWE’s drafting process and the potential risks involved in selecting injured wrestlers for the roster.

What are your thoughts on Indi Hartwell’s injury and its impact on her future in WWE? Leave a comment.

Steve Carrier

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