In a surprising turn of events, the wrestling world witnessed the much-anticipated return of Arianna Grace to WWE NXT television.
After a hiatus of almost a year, Grace made her comeback during the cold open of NXT Heatwave on August 22nd.
Fans were treated to a scene where Tony D’Angelo and Channing ‘Stacks’ Lorenzo were casually discussing the upcoming card in a pool.
Their conversation took an unexpected twist when a group of young women joined them, among whom was the returning NXT star, Arianna Grace.
The Journey Behind the Scenes at WWE NXT
Arianna, the real-life daughter of the former WWE sensation Santino Marella, had taken a break from NXT television due to an ACL injury.
Her last in-ring appearance dates back to October of the previous year. However, her time away from the ring wasn’t spent in idleness.
In a testament to her versatility and determination, Grace participated in Canada’s Miss Universe pageant during her recovery period. Impressively, she secured a position among the top 20 contestants.
Earlier this month, Arianna updated her fans about resuming her in-ring training. This suggests that viewers might soon witness her wrestling prowess in the ring once again.
A Nod to Real-Life Relationships
An interesting aspect of the NXT Heatwave segment was the subtle reference to the real-life relationship between Grace and Stacks.
This marked the first time their relationship was acknowledged on television, adding a touch of authenticity to the storyline.
WWE NXT Heatwave’s Exciting Start
The action-packed NXT Heatwave event commenced with a thrilling match between Ilja Dragunov and Trick Williams. Dragunov emerged victorious, setting the tone for the rest of the event.