On July 9, Shotzi (Blackheart) & Tegan Nox made their official WWE main roster debuts, defeating the Women’s Tag Team Champions Natalya & Tamina in non-title action.
Speaking to Alistair McGeorge of Metro UK, Tegan revealed her reaction to the news of the debut, thinking that the plan was something completely different.
“We pretty much found out the day of SmackDown, after the match, that we were getting called up. We knew we were having a tag match on TV but we didn’t even think we were getting called up until after the match. John Laurinaitis was like, ‘Congratulations, welcome to SmackDown!’ Like, oh – I guess we go here now! I assumed it would be something like when we did the whole invasion angle with NXT attacking SmackDown and Raw. I just assumed it was something like that, maybe happening at SummerSlam. ‘No, you’re on SmackDown now!’ Oh, ok – thank you!”
Shotzi was then asked about her name change upon joining the WWE main roster, to which she replied:
“I’m just used to the chaos now. Things change all the time, everything happens so quickly so you really have to be ready for anything being a WWE superstar!”
Shotzi and Nox are currently slated for a Women’s Tag Team Championship match after beating the champions Natalya and Tamina in a contender’s match, which may be delayed due to Natalya’s recent injury.