Aleah James Says She Was Officially Cleared From Injury Around The Time NXT UK Shut Down

Aleah James says she got cleared from injury right when NXT UK got shut down.

The NXT UK brand was shut down in September 2022, with WWE noting that they had plans to relaunch the brand as 'NXT Europe' at a later date.

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As it turns out, Aleah James was cleared from injury around the same time that the NXT UK brand was shut down.

In a new interview with Fightful, James went into detail about getting cleared and how she her story is a little bit different compared to everyone else's.

"So, obviously, I hadn’t wrestled since March, but that was due to injury. So, by the time that NXT: UK had shut down, I had just officially been cleared. No one saw it coming. I didn’t see it coming either. So my extended time outside of the ring was due to that as well and then after that I was still under contract, still tied to that company. So I wasn’t wrestling anywhere and I wasn’t doing any kind of indies or anything. That’s why my story is a little bit different to everyone else’s."

Later on in the interview, James dove into her injury and said that she felt like she got stronger after her rehab process.

"Yeah, so when I had an injury, I fractured my shoulder. So I’ve never had a proper injury from wrestling before. So that was interesting. It was only six to eight weeks that it was. But the rehab process, obviously, made me feel like I got stronger afterwards. Then having this time off of not wrestling regularly, I actually feel like the strongest and the least injured I’ve ever felt in wrestling. I feel like it’s a clean slate or break for my body. So it’s been good."

Elsewhere in the interview, James talked about how she was supposed to join NXT following the demise of NXT UK. Fans can learn more here.

Fans can see Fightful's full interview with Aleah James linked above.

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