Last Sunday’s Mae Young Classic finale during the Evolution pay-per-view was not the original plan.
Tegan Knox was supposed to be in the finals and she was supposed to beat Toni Storm but an injury forced WWE to change things around.
Knox suffered a knee injury after advancing to the quarterfinals. An audible was called and Rhea Ripley ended up winning the match. It turned out that Knox suffered a dislocated kneecap, torn MCL and LCL. She also tore her ACL and both meniscus along with a second fracture on her left tibia.
Knox is not expected back for several months but there’s already a built-in feud for her when she returns because Ripley has been taking shots at her on social media.
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It is good news for Knox that WWE thought so highly of her that she was the person originally booked to win the tournament. At just 23 years old, she has plenty of time to establish herself as a top star on whichever brand she lands on.