In a recent episode of "WWE NXT," commentator Vic Joseph delivered a significant update regarding Cora Jade, a notable figure in the wrestling world. Jade, a former "NXT" Tag Team Champion, has suffered a severe setback with a torn ACL injury.
This unfortunate incident occurred at a house show last Friday, casting a shadow over her wrestling career for the near future. According to Joseph, Jade's recovery timeline is estimated to be around a year, a duration that will undoubtedly impact her trajectory in WWE.
The incident that led to Jade's injury unfolded during her match against the reigning "NXT" Women's Champion, Lyra Valkyria. In a moment that alarmed fans and officials alike, Jade had to be assisted backstage by four WWE officials following the injury.
This development is particularly disheartening given Jade's recent return to the NXT roster, signaling a setback in her promising career.
Jade's Turbulent Comeback
Jade, who has been a part of WWE since 2021, made a notable comeback to the NXT brand just last month.
Prior to this, she had faced a challenging phase, marked by her loss to Dana Brooke, now known as Ash By Elegance in Impact Wrestling, in a Kendo Stick match. This loss had led to a dramatic scene where Jade cleared out her locker on the August 1 episode, resulting in a hiatus from the ring.
Her absence, which lasted four months, ended with her much-anticipated return on December 9 at the "NXT" Deadline premium live event, where she made a striking impact by attacking Valkyria. Jade's injury announcement came at a pivotal moment.
She was slated to participate in a 20-woman No. 1 contender's battle royal that later transformed into a four-way match for Valkyria's title. However, her absence due to injury led to her being replaced by newcomer Wren Sinclair (played by Madi Wrenkowski) in the contest.
The match saw Jade's arch-rival and former tag team partner, Roxanne Perez, emerging victorious, adding another layer to the ongoing narratives within the NXT universe. This development has undoubtedly caused a stir in the WWE community, as Jade's fans and colleagues await her recovery and eventual return to the ring.
Her journey through rehabilitation and her path back to NXT will be closely watched by fans and fellow wrestlers alike, marking another chapter in her wrestling career.