Indi Hartwell was called up to the WWE main roster as part of the 2023 Draft, but she was also NXT Women’s Champion at the same time. This move saw Indi Hartwell relinquish her title at the end of NXT this week, but that’s not the biggest part of the story.

During NXT Spring Breakin’ Indi Hartwell was injured and taken out of that triple threat match. Tiffany Stratton was pegged to win the match as they called an audible. Then Indi returned to the match and finished as planned, winning to retain her title.

In the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it was noted that Indi Hartwell gained a ton of respect backstage in WWE for this move. After all, she gutted it out on an injury to finish the match.

Indi Hartwell suffered a high ankle sprain last week. She got a lot of respect from people in coming back out while she could barely walk from the trainers room to finish the match. But she was in a walking boot and needing a crutch this week


We’ll have to see what’s next for Indi Hartwell on the WWE main roster. She’s off to a good start with some great attention. She also picked up some serious respect along the way.

Indi Hartwell could reunite with The Way on WWE RAW, and that would make sense. After all, Dexter Lumis showed up at the end of NXT to carry Indi off to the back as she gave a smiling thumbs up.

What’s your take on Indi Hartwell’s WWE main roster call-up? Are you excited to see what she can do? Sound off in the comments!

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