– Natayla returned to action on the 1/3 show in Corpus Christi. She did a run-in. She wrestled Becky Lynch at the NXT Kids taping on Thursday night in Winter Park, Florida. She broke her ankle in November during the UK tour but she wasn’t aware of it. At the time of the injury, she thought that it was just a sprain and she continued to walk on it. She figured that she would just need a week off. It didn’t get better so she eventually got it checked out and found out that the ankle was broken. It looks like her ankle is fine now since she wrestled this week. Natalya talked about her injury on Instagram:
Thank you @wwebeckylynch! Couldn't have asked for a more perfect opponent for my first match back in over two months. Magic! I have debated with myself every day about explaining why I was suddenly "gone" after the last match I had in November. It was the first injury I've had that has taken me away from wrestling in over 11 years. I was so disappointed. For the last 8 weeks I have been in intense physical therapy. I've been focused on returning and being stronger than ever. I fought hard to come back. I hated missing this past summer of the Diva's Revolution. I wanted so much to be a part of it because I love wrestling! Not just because I was born into it, WRESTLING is a part of my heart. When I finally came back at the end of September, I was incredibly grateful and happy! I missed the girls, the ring and all of you. Then to get hurt, I felt like a failure. NOW I am better. I am stronger. I am ready. I'm not ashamed of my injury at all. Setbacks happen. And EVERYTHING happens for a reason. Sometimes when it rains it pours but there's nothing YOU can't get through. When you fall down, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and just keep going. Every person has a comeback in them. …See you soon❤️
– Konnor from The Ascension is believed to have a dislocated jaw so that explains why Viktor worked in singles matches this past week.
– WWE recently filed for the “American Alpha” trademark. This is the new team name for Chad Gable and Jason Jordan. Last year they filed for the “too sweet” hand gesture that The Young Bucks and The Bullet Club uses but the filing has been dropped. The gesture has been used by the Bucks and the BC for years and the Kliq and the NWO used it in the late 90s.
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