Two former NXT talents, Sarah Baer and Gina Marie, have wasted no time in stepping back into the wrestling ring after parting ways with WWE. Their eagerly anticipated in-ring returns showcased the resilience and passion of these athletes as they navigate their post-WWE careers.
September’s WWE departures sent shockwaves through the wrestling community, with a focus on recognizable main roster figures such as Dolph Ziggler and Shelton Benjamin. However, among the NXT brand, talents like Sarah Baer and Gina Marie (previously known as Gina DeLucia) also found themselves seeking new opportunities outside WWE’s realm.
It didn’t take long for Baer and Marie to headline their own matchup; they clashed in what was billed as a ‘VIP match’ at the IWR Fall Brawl event on Thursday, November 9. A Reddit user, u/YuYuMazoku, captured a photo confirming Baer’s presence and action at the show. Before her WWE release, Baer had the opportunity to grapple with well-known personalities, including Roxanne Perez, carving a noteworthy presence during NXT’s live event circuits after her signing with WWE in August 2022.
Similarly, Gina Marie brought her own experience from the squared circle, having squared off against Ivy Nile at an NXT house show in May. Speaking of Ivy Nile, it’s worth mentioning that she continued her ascent in the industry as part of her recent main roster call-up together with the Creed Brothers.
The Creed Brothers’ Julius Creed, in particular, made recent headlines after revealing details about the content of a WWE contract he was seen with on TV, adding another layer to the narrative these performers craft inside and outside the ring.
Pro wrestling enthusiasts and fans of the former NXT stars wondering what’s next for these talented wrestlers can keep their eyes on the independent wrestling circuit, where Baer and Marie are already making waves.
As the industry continues to evolve, the journey of NXT alumni like Baer and Marie underscores the changing landscape of pro wrestling. Their exits from WWE are not the end of their athletic adventures but rather a new beginning, promising fresh matchups and unexpected twists in the tale of their careers.
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The returns of Sarah Baer and Gina Marie to independent wrestling highs serve as a testament to their determination and passion for the sport. They remain ones to watch as their stories unfold, with the indie ring being their current canvas to showcase their prowess and rebuild their legacies away from the bright lights of WWE.
Staying abreast with every turn and twist of their journey, wrestling aficionados and our readers alike will keenly watch as Baer and Marie continue to grapple their way to new heights and opportunities in the ever-exciting world of professional wrestling.