Newell made her NXT debut in a Tag Team Match In Venice Florida. She wore matching gear with her tag partner Dakota Kai and was using her real name (Stephanie Newell) but they were unsuccessful as they lost to Vanessa Borne & Reina Gonzalez. Newell also appeared later in the show when she and Kai saved Candice LeRae after she suffered a beat down by NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler. Newell was supposed to be one of the wrestlers in last summer’s Mae Young Classic but tore her ACL before the tournament began.
She is with out doubt a huge asset to the NXT Women’s division.