WWE Star No Where Near Return Despite Surprise Appearance

WWE logo over blurred Gigi Dolin Cora Jade

One WWE star recently set tongues wagging with a surprise appearance but that doesn’t mean they’re anywhere close to returning to the ring.

When the NXT 2.0 brand started in late 2021, one of the young stars that received a lot of attention right away was Cora Jade, who was very impressive as a 20-year-old living her dreams.

Over the last two-plus years, injuries have hurt Jade’s growth as a performer. While most people watching NXT likely figured she would have been a NXT Women’s Champion, it hasn’t happened. Jade did win the NXT Women’s Tag Team Titles with Roxanne Perez, but that reign was brief when Jade turned on her partner.

After missing about four months of television in late 2023, Cora Jade returned at NXT Deadline in December to make it clear she was coming for the NXT Women’s Title. However, any title aspirations were dealt another cruel blow when Jade suffered a torn ACL in early January 2024.

Cora Jade Appears At WWE NXT Live Event

To the surprise of those in attendance, and despite still recovering from that injury Cora Jade made a surprise appearance at an NXT live event on May 18th when she addressed the crowd.

That led to speculation about when she could return to action but Corey Brennan of Fightful made clear that Jade is still “nowhere near ready” to come back to the ring.

Jade’s appearance came on a notable show that saw one Raw star’s boyfriend make their in-ring WWE debut in a tag team match.