The former WWE star Tegan Nox recently opened up on her release from the company last year. She was heavily featured on NXT and NXT UK in several notable feuds. She had also challenged unsuccessfully for the Women’s Championships. She was even supposed to feature in a WarGames match at TakeOver but was attacked by Dakota Kai before the match, which made her sidelined.
Tegan Nox talks about her release
Last year, Nox debuted on the SmackDown brand alongside fellow NXT call-up Shotzi, defeating Women’s Tag Team Champions Natalya and Tamina in their first match. However, they were split, and Nox was drafted to RAW but never featured on the show before her release on November 18th, 2021.
Speaking to Into The Danger Zone, Nox revealed that after moving to the red brand, she was released before appearing on the show. Although Tegan Nox did go for a RAW taping in Texas, she was sent home following a positive COVID-19 test.
“I didn’t even make it to a Raw taping. I switched brands, technically went to a Raw taping in Texas, got the virus, was told I tested positive, and had to drive sixteen hours on my own, straight home, and after that never went to a Raw taping, ever. Just had to sit at home. As soon as I got cleared from the virus, I got released pretty soon after. ‘Oh, you’re cleared from the virus, your blood tests came back fine.’ ‘Great, I can finally see if this goes somewhere,’ and then wasn’t taken on the road. The next call wasn’t needed. Next time, wasn’t needed. Three or four weeks out, ‘you’re not needed anymore, budget cuts.’ ‘Okay, no worries’.
She expressed a sense of relief in her release from the company. She explained that she didn’t feel she fit into where the company was heading. She believes that the company is heading back to its Divas-era which existed before the Women’s Revolution. She said:
“Everyone is walking on eggshells. With all the releases happening, you kind of feel, ‘it could be me next.’ I just had this feeling where I wasn’t…not welcome, but as such wanted; I don’t fit the demographic that they’re looking for. I’m a five-foot-six blonde-brunette girl, covered in tattoos. Watching the product now, it’s very much Diva era, going back to it, I feel. I always felt like I was on the chopping block, even if I could wrestle. I was not much of a personality or character enough for them to keep my job, which is weird. If they give me a character, I take it and run with it. I was always kept as ‘the girl next door and I’m not the girl next door. Let me be me. I was me for six years before I got signed, let me do something like that. I always had the feeling that I’m not what they were looking for. As soon as they split me and Shotzi up, I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m on the block next.’ We found out we switched brands as we were in the car going back to the hotel”