WWE NXT Star Reveals He’s Dealing With Injury
Nathan Frazer appeared to be on a roll when he defeated Santos Escobar on the June 7 episode of “NXT 2.0,” until his momentum was halted by an early injury.
During Tuesday’s live telecast of the show, Frazer confirmed via Twitter that he’s been dealing with “a minor injury right now”, but he expects to return to action shortly. Frazer did not reveal details of his injury. Presumably he was injured in a match against WWE NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes at the NXT live event in Tampa on June 10.
After moving from NXT UK to NXT in May, Frazer got off to an impressive start with wins over Grayson Waller, Wes Lee and Escobar. His only televised loss came against Cameron Grimes on the May 31 episode of NXT 2.0.
Frazer is one of the most beloved students at Black & Brave Academy in Iowa, which was established by Seth Rollins and Marek Brave in 2014. After a successful stint in India as Benjamin Carter, Frazer had a brief run with AEW in 2020, wrestling on their YouTube shows for several months. Although he turned heads with an impressive outing against Scorpio Sky on the September 22, 2020 episode of “Late Night Dynamite” on TNT, Frazer never signed a full-time AEW contract. Subsequently, he wrestled a one-off match for IMPACT Wrestling against Chris Sabin in October 2020, until he was eventually signed by WWE and assigned to the NXT UK brand.
The self-proclaimed “Prodigy of Pro Wrestling” has previously teased a future on-screen alliance with Rollins, and WWE has recognized Frazer as a student of Rollins. Before Frazer’s first NXT match, Grayson Waller called out the 23-year-old Briton for his lack of personality and his attempt to make a name for himself as a student of Rollins. This led Frazer to explain why he “isn’t shy about broadcasting” to the world that he was trained by Rollins.
“Ultimately, I learned to do this from one of the best performers of this generation or any generation and I think that’s pretty cool,” Frazer said. via social networks. “Because his legacy will not necessarily be all the accomplishments and accolades he has, it will be all the information he has passed on to future generations and what that generation can do with the information.
“And don’t get me wrong mate, I’m damn proud to be part of the Seth Rollins legacy,” Frazer told Waller ahead of his NXT debut last month.
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