29-year-old star to leave SmackDown despite moving there last month? Potential WWE brand switch explored

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The current SmackDown roster is stacked with some incredible names, as it has significant depth in both the men's and women's divisions. However, rumor has it that a 29-year-old superstar is said to leave SmackDown and move to NXT.

The name in question is Tegan Nox, who was drafted to Friday Night SmackDown during the WWE Draft 2024. A current report suggests that NXT has shown interest in bringing The Girl with the Shiniest Wizard to the brand, as she allegedly has some unfinished business. Since then, there have been various speculations about her switching brands.

However, Tegan Nox may not be leaving SmackDown permanently. She might go to NXT for a brief run and soon return to the blue brand. WWE has been firing on all cylinders to make NXT its third major brand. As a result, the Shawn Michaels-led creative has been unraveling some exciting things for the brand, the most recent being the appearance of TNA Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace.

Therefore, the fact that NXT higher-ups have an interest in bringing Tegan Nox to the brand seems to indicate that HBK has enormous plans for her. Therefore, the 29-year-old star could go to the Gold and White brand for a brief stint.

Tegan Nox's career trajectory on the main roster before moving to SmackDown in the 2024 Draft

Tegan Nox's main roster career in WWE remained bittersweet as she experienced highs and lows. She debuted on the main roster of SmackDown in July 2022. Nox spent quite some time in the tag team division and received several opportunities at the WWE Women's Tag Team Championships.

Although the Welsh grappler was drafted to RAW during the 2021 Draft, she was soon released by WWE. However, The Girl with the Shiniest Wizard returned to the Stamford-based promotion in December 2022 on SmackDown and competed in the women's tag team division for quite some time.

During the 2023 Draft, Nox was moved to RAW, where she failed to receive adequate screen time. Nevertheless, she feuded with Becky Lynch on the red brand for the NXT Women's Championship. Following that, Tegan Nox was once again seen around the WWE Women's Tag Team Championships.

The 29-year-old star was finally drafted to SmackDown during the 2024 Draft. Despite that, she has not made a single appearance on the blue brand as of now, as WWE does not seemingly have any plans for her. It remains to be seen whether Tegan Nox will go to NXT in the coming weeks.

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