Tegan Nox made a surprise appearance in the 2020 Women's Royal Rumble and got to share the ring with Beth Phoenix. But she was hoping to share the ring with Molly Holly. Nox performed a Molly Go Round in her street fight against Dakota Kai at NXT TakeOver: Portland in tribute to one of her favorite wrestlers.
And speaking to Scott Fishman of TV Insider, Nox discussed asking Molly for permission to use the move and her Royal Rumble hopes.
"I met her first at Evolution. Molly Holly was the nicest person I’d ever met. She was the sweetest lady. She took time out of her day to come and speak to me, which she didn’t have to do. She was told that an NXT superstar is injured and wants to meet her. She is the reason I wrestle. We met and at Royal Rumble we met again. We had a conversation. I thanked her for letting me use the Molly Go Round because she gave me permission personally to use it. She didn’t have to do that. I thanked her again at Rumble," she recalled. "I really wanted to be in the ring with her. The child in me thought, “Maybe I’ll get my Molly moment. This will be great. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out like that. I was in the ring with another inspiration of mine in Beth Phoenix. She destroyed me with the Glam Slam, which as much as it hurts, was one of the coolest moments of my wrestling career. It was insane to me. Being able to use the Molly Go Round at TakeOver, I feel like out of everything in the match that was my favorite. It was the move, but that she passed it on to me. She allowed me to use it. If she hadn’t, there was no way I would have done that in the match out of respect. The reaction that it got from the crowd helped make it that much more special."
Nox entered the Women's Royal Rumble at number 28, but lasted less than four minutes after being tossed by Shayna Baszler.