NXT 2.0 superstar Nikkita Lyons recently shared how surprised she was when WWE signed her shortly after her trial.
Lyons’ first match on NXT 2.0 took place in February of this year, and despite her years of limited business, the Taekwondo black belt has impressed both high-profile martial artists and WWE fans.
Speaking on the Out of Character podcast, Lyons talked about her WWE try and the emotions she went through after realizing she was signed.
“I was expecting not to find out for a few weeks, maybe even a month. I’m really starting to expect nothing more than that I’m going to come in here and do the best I can. But on track. literally right after that, I remember Who It Was – Samoa Joe pulled me aside and said, “Hey, we want to talk to you real quick.” I said, ‘Really?’ That’s right after we broke down on ‘good job, you’ll do great.’ He brought me into the room, with Triple H, the producers and the camera. I asked: ‘What’s going on?’ Then it happened. Obviously I burst into tears, and that was amazing. I’m so excited and grateful.” H/T Wrestling Inc.
With her unique pinfall cover and incredible athleticism, the 22-year-old superstar has shone in front of NXT 2.0 fans, and her star power continues to grow.
With the creative changes seen in NXT over the past year, many young and new superstars have been introduced to fans.
With so many young stars on their roster, the NXT Women’s Breakout tournament is now on.
After beating Arianna Grace on NXT 2.0 on May 10, Nikkita Lyons will be looking to qualify for the finals as she will soon face Fallon Henley in the semifinals.
Given the momentum she’s gained over the past few months both in and out of the ring, Nikkita Lyons could be the favorites to win the breakout tournament.
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https://www.sportskeeda.com/wwe/news-nikkita-lyons-signed-wwe-2021?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda Nikkita Lyons signed for WWE in 2021