A new WWE star, Brinley Reece (Real name: Breanna Ruggiero), has publicly addressed her defeat in her debut match on the October 17 episode of NXT. Reece was one of two inked talents who made their debut in the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament, alongside Jaida Parker (Tiana Caffey).
The NXT episode saw Reece, who replaced Jakara Jackson due to unexpected medical issues, lose her match against fellow competitor Arianna Grace. Notwithstanding her disappointment, Reece took to Twitter to rally herself and express gratitude for her burgeoning journey in WWE. “This is only the beginning for the Brinley brand. I’m so blessed for this opportunity and I will come back stronger. Thank for all the love and support. No one can stop this ENERGY,” she articulated.
Similarly, Jaida Parker couldn’t snag a victory against Karmen Petrovic but has remained silent since her defeat. The two debuts on NXT TV were noteworthy as both Reece and Parker had not had a match on Level Up prior to this.
Their exit from the competition has shaped up the semi-finals of the tournament into Petrovic vs. Lola Vice and Grace vs. Kelani Jordan. These matches are scheduled for night one of Halloween Havoc next Tuesday.
Interestingly, Halloween Havoc appears set to feature five women’s bouts, including the tournament semi-finals. Becky Lynch defends the NXT Women’s Title against Lyra Valkyria in the marquee slot while Roxanne Perez takes on Kiana James in a ‘Devil’s Playground’ match and Gigi Dolin squares up against Blair Davenport in a ‘Lights Out’ match.
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Despite the defeat, Reece’s resolve and vigour signal a promising journey ahead in the WWE universe. Her determination coupled with a steadily growing fan base anticipates a thrilling comeback, as no one can indeed “stop this ENERGY.”