Natalya Cheers On NXT's Tatum Paxley After TNA Championship Effort

NXT's Tatum Paxley faces setback in championship quest.

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Natalya Cheers On NXT's Tatum Paxley After TNA Championship Effort
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WWE superstar Natalya recently extended her encouragement to Tatum Paxley, the promising 27-year-old NXT talent, after her rigorous championship bout at TNA Wrestling's "Against All Odds" event on June 14. Despite a spirited performance, Paxley was unable to claim the TNA Knockouts World Championship from the reigning champion, Jordynne Grace.

Paxley's journey to the title match began during NXT's Battleground event in Las Vegas, where she boldly attempted to seize Grace's title. However, her efforts were thwarted by Ash by Elegance, formerly known as Dana Brooke.

Undeterred, Paxley has continued to pursue the prestigious TNA Knockouts World Title, a pursuit that reached a climax last night. Though she fell short, her determination remains unshaken.

Natalya's Encouraging Response

In the aftermath of her loss, Paxley took to X (formerly Twitter) to express her resolve, vowing to do whatever it takes to achieve championship glory.

Responding to her tweet, Natalya, a former Divas Champion herself, sent a brief but powerful message: "Proud of you," showcasing her support for the rising star. Natalya's ongoing influence in WWE extends beyond the ring. On April 30, during NXT Spring Breakkin', she faced off against Lola Vice in a grueling Underground match.

Despite a tough defeat, Vice lauded Natalya for her mentorship and impact within the women's division. In an exclusive interview with TV Insider, Vice reflected on her experiences with the seasoned veteran. "The cage. So, I had to prove to her that I was tough.

Yes, pro wrestling might not be my world like hers, but the Underground was my world. I think working with Natalya elevated me a lot. I got a lot from her. I did beat her and knock her out in the Underground, but I’ll always remember the times in the ring with her and what she has done in this company," Vice said.

Natalya's support for Paxley highlights the camaraderie and the spirit of mentorship that defines WWE's women's division, setting a benchmark for upcoming wrestlers in the industry. As Paxley continues her quest for the title, the wrestling community watches eagerly, anticipating her next move in the squared circle.

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