Tegan Nox Tested Positive For COVID Before WWE Release, Didn't Feel She Fit WWE Demo

Tegan Nox was drafted to WWE Raw during the 2021 WWE Draft, officially splitting her from Shotzi, who remained on SmackDown.

Before making her debut on WWE Raw, Nox was released by WWE on November 18.

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Speaking to Chris Denker on Into The Danger Zone, Nox revealed she never technically made a Raw taping as she tested positive for COVID and was then told she wasn't needed.

"I didn't even make it to a Raw taping. I switched brands, technically went to a Raw taping in Texas, got COVID, 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 COVID, I got released pretty soon after. 'Oh, you're cleared from COVID, your blood tests came back fine.' 'Great, I can finally see if this actually goes somewhere,' and then wasn't taken on the road. Next call, wasn't need. Next time, wasn't need. Three or four weeks out, 'you're not needed anymore, budget cuts.' 'Okay, no worries,'" she said.

Nox said that she felt like a weight was lifted when she found out she would be released.

When elaborating on her feelings, she said, "It's a lot of different things. 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're 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."

Nox was moved to the main roster on the July 9 episode of WWE SmackDown after returning from a knee injury on the July 6 episode of NXT.

Her non-compete clause has expired, thus making her a free agent.

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