Shotzi suffered torn ACL at WWE NXT TV taping

Originally published at Shotzi suffered torn ACL at WWE NXT TV taping

She confirmed the injury. 

The 2/20 episode of WWE NXT was taped after the 2/13 episode. At the taping, Shotzi challenged Lyra Valkyria for the NXT Women’s Title. 

Coming out of the match, it was reported that Shotzi suffered an injury and was pulled from her Elimination Chamber qualifying match later that week. Taking to her Instagram, Shotzi shared that she suffered a torn ACL. 

I tore my ACL which means I will be out of action for about 9 months. Thank you to everyone who has checked up on me. I am so sorry if I haven’t responded. I am just extremely devastated and angry. Some of you know, I have been through a lot the last few years and it has been so hard to keep up with what I think is expected of me and honestly my mental health had been at an all time low. But I’ve pushed through and I was feeling motivated and like myself again. I was hoping to go to NXT to prove myself again, earn some respect, build back my confidence and start putting the heartache from the past 2 years behind me. I feel defeated right now but I’m simultaneously feeling the most motivated I have ever been. I have been through way worse. I’ve watched my sister, who is fighting cancer, fight tougher battles. I’m just taking this as a sign to slow down. I didn’t take time off when both my stepdad and my dad passed and that really affected me. Now I am looking forward to coming back not just physically stronger, but mentally also. ^.

I feel like she had a serious injury during her run on NXT that derailed her momentum. Sucks for her, I think she is talented and has a unique look and move-set, but I feel like the company hasn’t figured out a way to showcase her strengths on screen.