The mystery surrounding the recent battery charging vignettes on NXT TV has reportedly been revealed with rumours suggesting it may be ready to hit 100% at The Great American Bash.
For several weeks, fans of the black and gold brand in WWE have seen vignettes featuring a battery charging. On the most recent edition of NXT on USA, the battery was up to 81% charged. The mystery behind the charging battery may have been solved however after a dark match took place before Raw on Monday night.
According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Tegan Nox made her long-awaited return to the ring after the third serious knee injury of her career to face Toni Storm before Raw. This would be Nox’s first in-ring match since taking part in a tri-brand battle royal on SmackDown in August 2020.
In 2017 after being announced for the inaugural Mae Young Classic tournament, Nox was forced to withdraw after suffering the same injury before the tournament even began.
After bravely battling back from that setback Nox did compete in the 2018 edition of the Mae Young Classic, winning her first two matches in the tournament. Disaster struck again for Tegan Nox during her quarter-final bout with current Raw Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley. Nox flew to the outside of the ring with a dive on Ripley where she appeared to suffer another injury to her knee. After valiantly trying to continue the match, it was eventually brought to a halt as Nox could no longer compete. Afterwards, Nox revealed she had torn her ACL, MCL, meniscus, lateral collateral ligament, and dislocated her kneecap.
After another ten months on the sidelines, Nox returned to NXT where she first teamed with long-time friend Dakota Kai before Kai turned on her at War Games in November 2019. A feud with Kai followed before Tegan Nox became the number one contender to Io Shirai’s NXT Women’s Championship. Nox was unsuccessful in claiming the gold for herself shortly before her most recent injury.
Fans of Tegan Nox will be hoping that if the charging battery does signal Nox’s return to full-time action that she will stay injury-free and perhaps go after that elusive NXT Women’s Championship one more time.