Triple H shares his thoughts.
Last night WWE continued to contribute their half to the growth of women's wrestling when the second night of the Mae Young Classic II tapings took place. Unfortunately, a sequence of events occurred that left the Full Sail crowd in complete silence. As the quarterfinals of the tournament were underway, Rhea Ripley went one-on-one with Steffanie Newell who now goes by "Tegan Nox".
During a portion of the match, Nox went for a "suicide dive" on the outside and landed wrong and she immediately grabbed for her knee. Footage below shows the aftermath of the "suicide dive" and Tegan can be heard yelling in agony as she recently returned to in-ring action this past April after tearing her ACL and missing the inaugural Mae Young Classic tournament.
Tegan Nox received tons of support on social media from those who know her personally, fans of hers and from the public who were heartbroken to see her go through this again. As the night went on Tegan released the following statement addressing her injury and thanking everyone for supporting her as she will once again embark on a journey to get back into the squared circle.
NXT founder and senior produce Triple H opened up his thoughts on the situation concerning Tegan Nox when he spoke with ESPN after the injury occurred and shared some details about the injury and the trails and tribulations of Tegan Nox.
"Tegan, to me is this story of, you know, last year we really wanted her to be in the tournament and she had the ACL injury that prevented her from being in it," said Paul "Triple H" Levesque. "It took her all year [to recover] and she just got rolling and really feeling good and just gets cleared, I mean, 100 percent banging around on it and it's great. To come here tonight and be in a position to where, let me just say, it couldn't have been any more heartbreaking for her," Levesque continued, "Emotionally, just couldn't have been any more heartbreaking. I don't know, at this point, what happened. She landed funky on a dive and hurt herself. The doctor looked at it and it was so painful at the point that he couldn't manipulate the disc to see if it was an ACL," Levesque said, "So we have her headed over to the hospital now and check what it is."