Nox and Shotzi notes from WWE Smackdown debut

Jul 10, 2021 - by Marc Middleton

Triple H took to Twitter last night and congratulated Shotzi and Nox on their WWE SmackDown debuts.

As noted, the former WWE NXT Superstars debuted with a non-title win over WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Natalya and Tamina Snuka. They are no longer called Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox, just Shotzi and Nox.

“Two of #WWENXT’s most dedicated, resilient, and individual BAD ASSES made their #Smackdown debut against two of @WWE’s finest champions. Congrats to @ShotziWWE and @TeganNoxWWE_!!! #WeAreNXT,” Triple H wrote.

Megan Morant interviewed the new blue brand tag team in the post-show video seen below. Shotzi said we haven’t seen anything yet as this was just the beginning. She then talked about why they ride a tank to the ring.

“Do you know why we come out on a tank?,” Shotzi asked. “Because the tank symbolizes strength, it symbolizes dominance. The greats used tanks to conquer lands and that is exactly what Nox and I are going to do, conquer SmackDown.”

Nox then commented on how they will put everyone in their place, starting with Natalya and Tamina. Shotzi agreed and said it’s time for the veterans to step aside.

“We will always respect them, they are the OG’s, but it’s time for them to step aside, and give some room for the unconventional, unpredictable, SmackDown’s newest unstoppable tag team,” Shotzi said.

Shotzi then ended the promo with her signature howl.

There’s no word on when Nox and Shotzi will get their title shot, but we will keep you updated. You can see the post-match interview below, along with Triple H’s tweet and footage from the match:

2 Responses

  1. mth says:

    Pretty sure she’s still called Tegan Nox. The Youtube video title has Tegan in it, the results on have her listed as Tegan, and the commentators referred to her repeatedly as Tegan throughout the match. I think the team name is “Shotzi & Nox” but she’s still Tegan Nox. Shotzi did lose her last name, though.

  2. What? says:

    The change wouldn’t be surprising, though. It fits right in with WWE’s core philosophy of “if it ain’t broke, keep tinkering.”

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