Tegan Nox

Tegan Nox Comments on the Support She Received Through Her Injury, and More

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During a new interview with TV Insider, Tegan Nox spoke about the support she has getting through her injury, working cage matches and street fights, and more. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On the support she had getting through her injury: “I got through it because of the support system I had. People like Candice [LeRae], Dakota, Jessamyn Duke, Shayna [Baszler], Sarah Logan, Ruby Riott. All these people I can just read off a complete list who are there for me and still there for me regardless of what I need. They are the reason I got through and why I’m wrestling today. It’s so much more than a physical battle. The physical stuff is so much easier in a sense than the mental stuff. Mentally, I still struggle today. Having that support system though makes every day a little bit easier. I’m so incredibly lucky to have these people.”

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On the pressure of competing in Cage Matches and Street Fights after her injuries: “A lot of the negative comments are a source of power for not only myself but Dakota as well. We get told on the regular, if not on a daily basis, that we should quit because we had these knee injuries. Those negative comments help as well as hinder. Sometimes when you’re having a bad day they do affect you. In the end it all just adds to the fire like, “Okay, I’m going to prove you wrong. You think I should quit, but I’m going to go out and kill this street fight.” I’m going to have an incredible steel cage match. Then we’re going to see whose jaw is on the floor.” This is what we do. We watched wrestling when it was the Hardy Boys in ladder matches. We watched when it was Undertaker and Mankind in the Hell in a Cell. All these matches showed what we wanted to do, which we may have done some before WWE. Though we wanted to do them in WWE and under the WWE banner. Having that trust with Triple H, Coach [Sarah] Amato, Shawn Michaels. To be able to do these sorts of matches after these injuries, it’s always a big push for us. So when we go into these matches it’s like, ‘Okay, you may be having a bad day, but they trust us to do this. They know we can do this.’ Just having that is also another big deal for us.”

On having the TV time to build her rivalry with Tegan Nox: “I think it’s definitely helped to have such a close friendship outside of wrestling as well. Then bringing into wrestling was incredible with the YouTube series. First it was Dakota’s comeback. Then it was my comeback. It showed how close we were and helped tell this story. When Dakota turned, there was such an incredible atmosphere in the building that even though people may have assumed it was going to happen, they didn’t expect it to happen like that. Seeing Dakota’s character develop as such a horrible person is incredible. We’re not on speaking terms. We’re just going to beat the hell out of each other Wednesday. Being able to tell this story I think has helped along with our friendship being so public.”

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