Nikkita Lyons Comments On Her Viral Pin From NXT Debut

Nikkita Lyons made her NXT debut on the February 22 episode of the show, defeating Kayla Inlay.

Lyons was previously known as The Lioness in WOW and wrestled a couple of times on 205 Live before making her debut on NXT 2.0.

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The finish of the match saw Lyons pin Inlay by using the splits. The visual quickly went viral on social media.

Speaking on WWE Espanol, Lyons discussed the aftermath her debut and going viral.

"I was still, 'did that just happen?' I didn't look at my phone until I got home. I was fortunate to have my parents there, my man, a bunch of friends came. I was super grateful and keeping that in mind that people close to me came to support me. That means a lot. After, I talked to my coaches and got all that going. People in the back were telling me great job. I just kind of sat there and continued to watch the show. I didn't get out of my gear until the show was over. 'I don't even want to go to the locker room, I want to bask in this moment.' It was beautiful," she said. "When I got on social media, I was like, 'Oh my gosh.' I was not expecting this reaction. A lot of people thought the finish was the split, but technically the finish was the tornado kick, the split was how I pinned her. That's part of it and that's what went viral. I was so surprised by that."

Lyons was part of Tuesday's NXT, saying she and Lash Legend could talk woman to woman.

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