An NXT star gives an update on her condition after her match was suddenly stopped due to injury.
On August 6, at an NXT Live event, Tatum Paxley suffered an injury while wrestling Sloane Jacobs in a singles match when her chin unintentionally hit the ring post after kick to the face. The match was called off immediately to allow medical staff to check on Paxley’s condition, with speculation that Paxley may have a suffered a broken nose.
#NXTGainesville Unfortunately we didn't get to see much of @TatumPaxley in action due to an injury. Hopefully it's not too serious. Special thanks to the official for quickly calling off the match. pic.twitter.com/5FmOiN7XHu
— Jeff Reid (@JeffReidUP) August 7, 2022
A day later, Paxley posted an update on social media to thank her fans for the support and assure them she would be okay.
“Thank you everyone for reaching out and checking in! I’ll be ok! Accidents like these happen all the time in what we do. Plus getting blood everywhere is super heavy metal”
Thank you everyone for reaching out and checking in!🖤 I’ll be ok! Accidents like these happen all the time in what we do.
Plus getting blood everywhere is super heavy metal 😤🤘🏼
— Pax (@TatumPaxley) August 7, 2022
There hasn’t been any official update from a WWE spokeperson on the severity of the injury or on how long Paxley might be off television.
Paxley is Ivy Nile’s tag team partner, recently challenging for the vacant NXT Women’s Tag Team championship in an elimination Fatal 4-Way match, also involving Toxic Attraction, Yulisa Leon & Valentina Feroz and eventual winners Katana Chance & Kayden Carter.
A report from Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, suggested WWE was keen on crowning Paxley and Nile as the new tag team champions, but plans seem to have changed.
Paxley was signed by WWE in mid 2021, making her in-ring debut on the first episode of Level Up in February of this year. Paxley would then lose her 2.0 debut to Chance and Carter in a Women’s Dusty Rhodes Classic first rount match.