WWE Star Set To Compete At 2023 Miss Universe Event

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In October 2022, NXT star Arianna Grace revealed that she had suffered a knee injury that would require her to undergo surgery.

The daughter of Santino Marella, Grace is a second-generation star and signed with WWE back in March 2022 and reported to the Performance Centre. Only weeks later, videos began airing hyping her NXT debut.

On the developmental brand, she played on her real-life history as a former ‘Ms. Teen Ontario’ for her former beauty queen character. Before her injury, she was teaming with Kiana James on NXT and Level Up.

After being noticeable by her absence on the October 11th edition of the show, Grace took to social media to reveal she had suffered an injury that was later reported to be a torn ACL.

“Hey you guys!!!! Sadly, I’m injured and will have surgery next week. I’m going to do all I can to recover properly and come back stronger so I can get back to doing what I love, performing for all of YOU! I can’t wait to get back in the ring”

In January, the star said she was “very happy” with her recovery 11 weeks after surgery and hopes to make 2023 her year, “even if it’s the second half.”

WWE has granted Arianna James permission to take part in Miss Universe Canada

Although she is still rehabbing from the injury, Grace has revealed that WWE has given her permission to return to her beauty queen past and take part in this year’s Miss Universe Canada event.

“Excited to share I will be competing in this years Miss Universe Canada!!!!! thankful to my work place for allowing me to do this while rehabbing my injury!”