Tegan Nox Talks About Her Dream Match, Coming Out as Gay, Who Inspired Her & more


-- WWE NXT star Tegan Nox recently spoke to Newsday about a variety of topics, including coming out as gay last week, facing off against Sasha Banks and Bayley as well as who she would want to face in a dream match at the hypothetical Evolution 2 event. Here are the highlights:

Coming out as gay

My life has always been a "don't ask, don't tell" situation, but I felt like it was the right time, especially when you've found the right one you're in love with. It was the right time to do that. The reaction has been great. There are a few people who obviously don't agree with that, but 99 percent of the reactions have been positive. I've got texts coming through from so many colleagues and friends. It was nice. It's great to see that there are so many nice people in the world.

Her relationship with Sonya Deville, who is also gay

I actually talked to Sonya before I even did this. She was a big, big help. She gave me her phone number and told me to text her if I needed anything. So we keep in contact quite a lot about it. She's a massive help with the fans, because my family knew but my fans didn't. So she helped me bring it out to the public.

Who inspired her

Molly Holly was the first woman I saw who would fly around the ring. She was the badass, and super-mean and aggressive. She was someone who could "go," and while it wasn't her style that I try to imitate, I just want to be one of the women who can "go" and do well in the ring and do it successfully. I feel like she did that perfectly. So if I can do a quarter of what Molly Holly did, even if it means shaving my head, I'll do it.

Facing off against Sasha Banks & Bayley

It was incredible. They opened the doors for NXT and had one of the best matches I've ever seen in Brooklyn. So, being in the ring with them, we learned so much and I know me and Shotzi [Blackheart] came out of that match better competitors than when we went in. Even though the match didn't go the way we wanted it to, they taught us so much and I'm grateful for that match in general. But if they want to go again, we'll go again. That's no problem.

Who she would like to face at "Evolution" 2

Oh, Molly Holly. Please give me a Molly Holly match, I just need it. I'm not asking for a lot. Just one match. Let's go, Molly. If you want me to shave my head, I don't care. We'll have a hair vs hair match. Let's go!!

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