When was Tegan Nox released from WWE?

Tegan Nox was one of the names released by WWE. Unfortunately, she was one of the many unfortunate victims of WWE’s latest round of mass releases 

As a part of the 2021 Draft, the tag team stable of Shortzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox split up as Nox was drafted to the Raw brand while Shotzi remained on the SmackDown brand. 

Tegan Nox and Shotzi Blackheart seem to be a new tag team
Tegan Nox and Shotzi Blackheart seem to be a new tag team (WWE)

On November 18, she was released from her WWE contract without even appearing on Raw for a single time. She was released along with several other superstars.

She was placed in a tag team with Shotz Blackheart, which showed promise as the two defeated the Women’s Tag Team champions Natalya and Tamina in several matches.

Tegan Nox opens about her WWE release, which happened in November last year

Nox recently appeared on the latest episode of Into The Danger Zone with Chris Denker (h/t Fightful). She mentioned that she had COVID at the time of her release. Nox said she switched brands but didn’t even make it to Raw tapings. 

Tegan Nox WWE Return
Tegan Nox

“I didn’t even make it to a Raw taping. I switched brands, technically went to a Raw taping in Texas, got COVID, was told I tested positive, and had to drive sixteen hours on my own, straight home, and after that never went to a Raw taping, ever. Just had to sit at home. As soon as I got cleared from COVID, I got released pretty soon after. ‘Oh, you’re cleared from COVID, your blood tests came back fine.’ ‘Great, I can finally see if this actually goes somewhere,’ and then wasn’t taken on the road. Next call, wasn’t need. Next time, wasn’t needed. Three or four weeks out, ‘you’re not needed anymore, budget cuts.’ ‘Okay, no worries’.

“Watching the product now, it’s very much Diva era”-Tegan Nox

Nox also mentioned that there is a sense of discomfort in the company as the stay is not assured and also mentioned that she doesn’t fit into the demographic of WWE because of her insecure feeling. She has also claimed that WWE is again heading towards the Divas era.

Tegan Nox has featured on UpUpDownDown too
Tegan Nox has been unlucky with injuries in her career (Image credit: WWE)

“Everyone is walking on eggshells. With all the releases happening, you kind of feel, ‘it could be me next.’ I just had this feeling where I wasn’t…not welcome, but as such wanted; I don’t fit the demographic that they’re looking for. I’m a five-foot-six blonde-brunette girl covered in tattoos. Watching the product now, it’s very much Diva era, going back to it, I feel. I always felt like I was on the chopping block, even if I could wrestle. I was not much of a personality or character enough for them to keep my job, which is weird. If they give me a character, I take it and run with it. I was always kept as ‘the girl next door, and I’m not the girl next door. Let me be me. I was me for six years before I got signed. Let me do something like that. I always had the feeling that I was not what they were looking for. As soon as they split Shotzi and me up, I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m on the block next.’ We found out we switched brands as we were in the car going back to the hotel.”

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