Tegan Nox: WWE Is Going Back To The Diva Era

Nox was released by WWE in 2021

After years of pushing female wrestlers based on their looks more than their wrestling abilities during the ‘divas’ era, WWE changed tact with the ‘divas revolution’ and saw the likes of The Four Horsewomen become household names, and huge headline stars.

However, with women’s matches on WWE TV becoming shorter on the whole, and the division stagnating, some fear WWE could be regressing back to the ‘divas’ era, and former superstar Nixon Newell (fka Tegan Nox) agrees, saying the following to Chris Denker on Into The Danger Zone when talking about her release in 2021:

“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'm not what they're looking for. As soon as they split me and Shotzi 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.”

H/T: Fightful

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