WWE star Nikkita Lyons has been the talk of the wrestling world since her NXT 2.0 debut, and now she has commented on her surprise at going viral.
On the 22nd of February edition of NXT 2.0, fans in the Capitol Wrestling Center were treated to a show that saw Raw star Dolph Ziggler become the number one contender to the NXT Championship by defeating Tommaso Ciampa.
However, it wasn’t the quest for championships that those in attendance or watching at home were discussing after the show, it was one woman in green and her dominant display.
Nikkita Lyons made her NXT 2.0 debut on the show, making short work of her opponent, Kayla Inlay with a unique pin cover that saw her do the splits on her fallen opponent. This wasn’t Lyons’ first outing in a WWE ring however as she had previously competed on 205 Live, losing to Amari Miller in her debut before defeating Erica Yan.
Speaking on WWE Espanol, Nikkita Lyons has discussed her debut and how surprised she was to find out her dreaded splits had gone viral:
“I was still, ‘did that just happen?’ I didn’t look at my phone until I got home. I was fortunate to have my parents there, my man, a bunch of friends came. I was super grateful and keeping that in mind that people close to me came to support me. That means a lot.”
“After, I talked to my coaches and got all that going. People in the back were telling me great job. I just kind of sat there and continued to watch the show. I didn’t get out of my gear until the show was over. ‘I don’t even want to go to the locker room, I want to bask in this moment.’ It was beautiful.”
“When I got on social media, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ I was not expecting this reaction. A lot of people thought the finish was the split, but technically the finish was the tornado kick, the split was how I pinned her. That’s part of it and that’s what went viral. I was so surprised by that.”
To find out more about WWE’s newest sensation Nikkita Lyons, check out our profile on the star that includes a look at the video for her single ‘Baby U.’