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Nikkita Lyons: Career, Bio, Recent Attack, and More

Nikkita Lyons: Career, Bio, Recent Attack, and More

Nikkita Lyons is a rising star in the world of professional wrestling. Her talent and hard work have quickly earned her a place on the NXT roster, where she has quickly become a fan favorite. However, her journey hasn’t been without its obstacles, including a recent injury that has put her on the sidelines. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at Nikkita Lyons’ bio – her life, career, and recent setback.

What happened to Nikkita Lyons?

On a recent episode of NXT, Nikkita Lyons was the victim of a sneak attack in the parking lot. Cameras caught the moment when she was shown grabbing at her right leg in agony. 

Both Indi Hartwell and Lyra Valkyria immediately came to check on Lyons, while the cameras showed Zoey Stark leaving the parking lot after the incident took place. Later, Lyons announced that she suffered a torn ACL and meniscus on January 25, and she subsequently underwent surgery. She is currently recovering from her injury before stepping back into the ring.

Early Life and Family of Nikkita Lyons 

Nikkita Lyon’s real name is Faith Jefferies. She was born on August 5, 1999, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nikkita was raised in Hollywood, California, where she developed an interest in martial arts. 

She began practicing Taekwondo at the age of four and earned a black belt by the age of eight. Her martial arts background would later serve her well in her professional wrestling career.

Who Trained Nikkita Lyons?

After graduating from high school in early 2017, Jefferies decided to pursue her passion for professional wrestling. She began her training under Selina Majors, a former professional wrestler, and debuted for Women of Wrestling (WOW) in 2018 under the ring name “Faith The Lioness.”

Jefferies’ big break came in the summer of 2021 when she attended WWE’s tryouts in Las Vegas. Her talent caught the attention of the WWE officials, and she was offered a developmental contract soon after.

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Nikkita Lyon’s WWE career

Jefferies made her WWE debut on the December 31, 2021 episode of 205 Live, where she competed under the ring name Nikkita Lyons. 

Although she lost to Amari Miller in her debut match, she made a strong impression with her skills and athleticism.

Nikkita Lyons in NXT

In February 2022, Jefferies made her NXT debut, defeating Kayla Inlay in a singles match. She quickly rose through the ranks and entered into a feud with Lash Legend, beating her in two consecutive matches.

In May 2022, Jefferies participated in the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament, where she defeated Arianna Grace in the first round. However, her journey in the tournament was cut short when she suffered a partial MCL tear and an MCL sprain, forcing her to withdraw from the competition.

In June 2022, Jefferies made a strong return to NXT, defeating NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose by disqualification. She also competed in a 20-woman battle royal on the July 19 episode of NXT to determine the number one contender for the NXT Women’s Championship, where she eliminated two opponents before being eliminated by Tiffany Stratton.

Nikkita Lyons: Career, Bio, Recent Attack, and More

Nikkita Lyons and Zoey Stark

On the August 8 episode of Raw, it was announced that Jefferies would be teaming up with Zoey Stark in a tournament to fill the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship, which had been vacant since May. However, Jefferies and Stark were removed from the tournament on the August 19 episode of SmackDown due to Stark’s concussion and Jefferies’ vaccination status.

Jefferies returned to NXT on September 13, teaming up with Zoey Stark to defeat James and Arianna Grace. However, on the November 8 episode of NXT, Jefferies and Stark failed to capture the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship from Kayden Carter and Katana Chance.

In December 2022, Jefferies faced Stark in a singles match on the December 20 episode of NXT, but she was injured during the match. 

On the January 24, 2023 episode of NXT, Jefferies was the victim of a sneak attack in the parking lot, which left her with a torn ACL and meniscus. She underwent surgery soon after and is currently recovering from her injury.

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Nikkita Lyons net worth

Nikkita Lyons has an estimated net worth of $5 million.


Lyons’ journey has not been without setbacks, as she and her tag partner were removed from the tournament to fill the vacant WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship due to Zoey Stark’s concussion and Jefferies being unvaccinated for COVID-19, preventing her from entering Canada. Nevertheless, Lyons and Stark bounced back to defeat Kiana James and Arianna Grace at the NXT 2.0 One Year Anniversary Show.

As Lyons continues to recover from her injury, fans eagerly await her return to the ring and see what the future holds for this promising young wrestler. Her journey thus far has shown that she has the determination, skill, and resilience to overcome any obstacle in her path.

About the author

Steven Ly

Steven Ly is the Startup Program and Events Manager at TheNextHint Inc. She recruits rockstar startups for all TC events including Disrupt, meetups, Sessions, and more both domestically and internationally. Previously, she helped produce Dreamforce with Salesforce and Next '17 with Google. Prior to that, she was on the advertising teams at both Facebook and AdRoll, helping support advertisers in North America and helped grow those brands globally. Outside of work, Steven enjoys Flywheel, tacos, the 49ers, and adventuring around the globe.

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