— With Shotzi Blackheart off WWE NXT TV for several weeks, fans have wondered if she’s dealing with an injury.
On Tuesday night, Blackheart confirmed via Twitter that she’s injured.
During last week’s episode of NXT, Ember Moon, Blackheart’s tag team partner, called out NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez for viciously attacking Blackheart the previous week.
On the May 25 episode of NXT, Moon and Blackheart defeated Gonzalez and Dakota Kai in a tag team bout. After the match, Gonzalez power bombed Shotzi into the Plexiglas barrier, then the ring post, then the barrier again, all while Kai grounded Moon in the corner, forcing her to watch.
It’s likely that the beatdown was done to write Shotzi off WWE TV, as she recovers from her injury. Shotzi didn’t provide any details on the nature of her injury.
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Io Shirai is open to the idea of partnering with RAW Superstar Damian Priest in mixed tag team matches in the future.
While responding to Priest, who took to Twitter to welcome Shirai back to WWE TV, Shirai said although she doesn’t have friends, she can always count on the Archer of Infamy to be her partner in mixed tag matches.
I don’t have friends, but I do have a partner for mixed tag team matches. @ArcherOfInfamy yay!!
Priest had initially tweeted a photo of him and Shirai, while calling the former NXT Women’s Champion his favorite tag team partner.
Shirai & Priest were briefly tag partners during their feud with Candice LeRae & Johnny Gargano last September. The individual feuds culminated at NXT TakeOver 31, where Priest defeated Gargano to retain his NXT North American Championship and Shirai beat LeRae to retain her NXT Women’s Title.