The Mae Young Classic returned earlier this month and so far Nicole Matthews has been able to fight through to the second round of the competition.
The Canadian star will now face Welsh star Tegan Nox in the second round in the coming weeks, but there could be a few issues for Matthews if she was hoping to return to Full Sail University in the future.
Matthews like many other stars in the competition looked at the tournament as a way to secure a place in NXT in the future, but sadly her career has taken a huge step back with the news that she will not be able to compete in the United States for five years.
According to a report by The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Matthews had a few issues at the border and that’s the reason why the ban was put in place, even though specifics haven’t been revealed regarding the situation as of yet.
The Mae Young Classic tournament final is set to take place as part of the first ever all-women’s pay-per-view, Evolution on October 28th, but it appears that if Matthews is able to make it that far in the competition (which is still set to air) she won’t be allowed to compete in New York.
Matthews isn’t the first star to be banned from competing in the United States since Speedball Mike Bailey was handed the same fate a few years ago.
Nicole can still continue to work on the Independent Circuit over the next few years and boost her portfolio so that when the next five years are up she can then return to the United States and hopefully pick up where she left off.