Tegan Nox is a Welsh professional wrestler best known for her tenure in WWE. Sasha Banks is a WWE NXT wrestler. Stephanie Newell has competed against Lana Austin, Mercedes Martinez, and Vanessa Borne, to mention a few. The former Nixon Newell wrestled for companies including Attack! Pro Wrestling, What Culture Pro Wrestling, and Pro Wrestling.
Tegan tried out for Cardiff City and the Welsh national team as a youngster. Because of her injuries, she was unable to play for Wales Under-16. She eventually discovered a pro wrestling school in Port Talbot and started training with Dave Stewart and “Wild Boar” Mike Hitchman. Shotzi stayed on SmackDown while Nox was selected to Raw in the 2021 Draft, therefore terminating the tandem.
- Being a Welsh professional wrestler.
- For signing with the WWE.
- Being the first female wrestler to compete in the Wolverhampton-based Fight Club: Pro competition in 2015.
Tegan Nox’s Bio, Age, Education
Tegan Nox first saw light on November 15, 1994, in Bargoed, Wales, Wales. A Christian family named her Steffanie Rhiannon Newell. She is Welsh and white. Nox turned 27 in 2021, and her zodiac sign is Scorpio, according to her birthdate. So she’s a white girl. Nothing about her family or educational background has been revealed.
Tegan Nox’s Height
Nox stands at 5’6″ (167.5 cm) and weighs 64 kg (141 lbs). Her eyes are blue and her hair is brown. Her arms are adorned with beautiful tattoos. Tegan has a 34-25-35 inch athletic physique.
Tegan Nox’s career
A rookie on the main team, Rhea Ripley’s development has been erratic. She turned 25 last month but had previously won a world championship at WrestleMania and defended her NXT Women’s Title against Charlotte Flair before arriving on RAW. Ripley has accomplished much, but she told talkSPORT how she almost didn’t.
The current Women’s tag team champion tweeted this week about Tegan Nox’s release: “SO. Without @TeganNoxWWE_, there would be no Rhea Ripley. She saved my job many times. Thank you, pal!” “Tegan is someone I hold very, very dear to my heart,” Ripple said. “I know that I might have been a bit harsh on social media after the whole injury in the Mae Young Classic, but that whole time that I was posting those, I really did feel very bad because she really did help me through a lot.” Tegan has no idea how much I value her and what she has done for me. But after only a year at the Performance Center, I was on the firing list.” Someone found out I was on that list and informed her – not to me because I’d panic – but to make Rhea seem good because else this may be her last match here. And she did “Ripley beamed.
Tegan Nox started her wrestling career as a fan at the age of five, citing Molly Holly as her favorite female wrestler and dream opponent. In 2013, she appeared as a fan under her own name on IMPACT Wrestling’s Pay-per-view event Slammiversary XI after winning an all-expenses-paid trip through Challenge TV. On January 24, 2015, she debuted her Luchadora The Explorer persona, partnering with Brookes in a defeat against The Anti-Fun Police (Damian Dunne and Ryan Smile). On February 14th, she won a special invitational scramble match as Luchadora.
In 2015, she participated in a 4-way match in the infinite tournament against Chris Brookes, Dan Moloney, and Eddie Dennis. Nixon requested to meet Candice LeRae in Fight Club: Pro. The Shiniest Wizard smacked LeRae to conclude the bout. Last seen in a 6-way match at Dream Tag Team Invitational (Night 1), she was a surprise entrant. After beating Alex Windsor in her Progress Wrestling debut on August 28th, she beat Katey Harvey in the opening round of the Natural Progression Series IV on November 27th. After losing to Veda Scott in Volume 81, she lost to Nicole Matthews the next day in Volume 82. She beat Scott at volume 84 for her first victory in Shimmer.
She debuted for What Culture Pro Wrestling (WCPW) on July 27, 2016, but was beaten by Bea Priestley the next day. On August 24, Newell and Priestley squared off again, this time for the WCPW Women’s Championship, which Newell won. However, on February 13th, 2017, she lost the WCPW Women’s Championship to Bea Priestley in a no disqualification match. In January 2017, Newell made her first trip to Japan with the all-female promotion Stardom, where she and Kay Lee Ray beat Oedo Tai (Kris Wolf and Viper). On January 29, Newell faced Kairi Hojo for the Wonder of Stardom Championship, losing via a diving elbow. On April 13, 2018, during an NXT live event, Newell teamed up with Dakota Kai to beat Reina González and Vanessa Borne in a tag team match.
Newell joined the 2018 Mae Young Classic on August 8th, beating Zatara under the ring name Tegan Nox. On June 25, 2019, she returned to the ring in Orlando, Florida, and on September 11, she beat Shax in her NXT UK debut. It led to a non-title match on the 3rd October edition of “NXT UK” between Nox and NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray, in which Nox lost. Nox and Ripley invaded “SmackDown” and challenged Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville to a tag-team bout, which Nox and Ripley won. In the NXT brand war, Nox joined Triple H and the rest of the NXT roster to declare war on both Raw and SmackDown. When she returned to NXT following a narrative injury, she competed in a number one contender’s battle royal for the NXT Women’s Championship, but Kai interfered and eliminated her.
NXT Women’s Champion Nox beat Kai, LeRae, and Yim in a fatal four-way elimination match on July 1st’s “NXT The Great American Bash”. On the 15th of July, Nox lost her championship match against reigning champion Io Shirai. Tegan returned on July 6, 2021, at The Great American Bash, losing the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship to Io Shirai and Zoey Stark. Nox then assaulted LeRae. On the 9th July edition of “SmackDown”, she teamed with Shotzi to beat the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, Natalya and Tamina. They would go on to win multiple tag team battles against Natalya and Tamina, but never a title contest. Also, in the 2021 Draft, she was picked to Raw while Shotzi stayed on SmackDown, terminating the partnership. So she was fired from WWE without even performing on Raw.
Awards and Achievements
Attack! Pro Wrestling
- Attack! 24/7 Championship (3 times) – by herself (2 times), with Lana Austin (1 time)
- Attack! Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Mark Andrews
British Empire Wrestling
- British Empire Women’s Championship (1 time)
- Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship (2 times)
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Ranked No. 26 of the top 100 female wrestlers in the PWI Women’s 100 in 2020
Southside Wrestling Entertainment
- SWE Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with PJ Black
- Queen of Southside Championship (1 time)
What Culture Pro Wrestling
- WCPW Women’s Championship (1 time)
Tegan Nox Relationship
Tegan Nox is single. On July 10, 2020, she stated she is dating Sierra St. Pierre. Her sexual orientation is bisexual. He replied, “It’s never been about gender for me. I’m all for those who make me laugh, smile and feel wonderful. It doesn’t matter whether they’re male or female to me.”
She formerly dated New Zealander professional wrestler Travis Banks. The relationship lasted from October 2016 until June 2017. Travis’ tweets made the relationship known without being declared.
Tegan Nox’s Net Worth
Tegan Nox has a net worth of $1.5 million as of 2021 and a salary of roughly $100,000 each year (annual salary). Her career has already reached amazing heights and she has much more to accomplish. Nox can quadruple her money with hard effort and luck. Her wrestling profession is also her main source of income.
Did You Know?
- Stephanie Newell, like Tegan, has competed against Lana Austin, Mercedes Martinez, and Vanessa Borne.
- When she joined NXT in 2018, she became Tegan Nox.
- Her late grandpa allegedly urged her to seek a career in pro wrestling.
- She grew up a fan of professional wrestling and named Molly Holly as her favorite female wrestler and ideal opponent.
- She used to play football and tried out for Cardiff City and the Welsh national team.