WWE Signs New Diva; Just How Good Is Rebecca Knox?

Ryan Dilbert@@ryandilbertWWE Lead WriterApril 10, 2013

Photo from Chick Fight
Photo from Chick Fight

WWE added a talented wrestler to their already promising NXT Divas division by the name of Rebecca Knox.

Knox (real name: Rebecca Quin) has worked in Japan, for SHIMMER and with various other promotions before joining Paige, Summer Rae and the potential-heavy NXT roster. PWInsider reported (via PWMania.com) that WWE has "signed Irish women's wrestler Rebecca Knox to a developmental deal."

Her power, quickness and technical prowess will make for enticing matches. It's her grit, though, that will make her stand out. Knox has a touch of Antonio Cesaro in her as a vicious, uppercutting fighter.

Clodagh Sheehy of Ireland's Herald wrote of Knox, "The 26-year-old has been hooked on the sport since she was 15 when she went to a wrestling camp in England."

Sheehy later quotes her as saying, "I want to make the most of this opportunity. Sheamus has shown that Irish pro wrestlers can go all the way to the top."

Her accent will remind fans of Sheamus. In this promo, she shows great promise as a talker. She's confident and convincing, even if she could use some polishing.

Knox's career nearly ended in 2006 when she busted her head open in a match for German Stampede Wrestling. Diva-Dirt.com wrote that "the doctor had told her it may be damage to the 8th cranial nerve" and "had been recommended to not wrestle for a few months."

Thankfully, she recovered. She has returned to wrestling and now finds herself working alongside a number of quality ring-workers in NXT.

Moves like the bridging necklock show off her technical skill. The double-jump missile-dropkick is the best example of her agility.

Her best attribute is the badass aura she emanates.Watch her in this tribute video and see how that trait pops off the screen.

Despite her thin frame and being quite attractive, Knox comes off as a predator in the ring. She attacks like a pitbull. She brings an edge to NXT and perhaps eventually to WWE.

Knox also appears to be having fun in the ring. Her infectious energy makes it clear that she can play both a face and a heel. As a face, she'd be bouncy and lively. As a villain, she would be enthralling and sadistic, tearing apart her foes.

That versatility makes her a valuable asset. She can be a rival for either the fan favorites or the villains.

A feud with Paige would be fantastic entertainment as both women can both brawl and wrestle. In an interview with WrestleEnigma.com, Knox said of Paige, "Charisma and talent in a stunning package. I have so much faith and high hopes for this young lady and I know she is going to be such a star."

Knox is a great addition to NXT.

Once she and the rest of the up-and-coming females make the main roster, WWE will have the talent in place to have a fantastic Divas division. The question is, will WWE make use of its newest crop of gifted women?

WWE looks to be scooping up a number of skilled female stars, Knox included, and it will be interesting to see how the company showcases them.