Faith Jeffries is a 22-year-old professional wrestler, Taekwondo practitioner, and musician from Las Vegas, Nevada. She is currently signed with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and performs on the company’s NXT brand under the ring name, Nikkita Lyons.
Jeffries began practicing Taekwondo at four years old and earned a black belt by the age of 8. She graduated from high school in 2017. Shortly after her high school graduation, Jefferies began training in professional wrestling in 2018 under Selina Majors. She debuted for the Women of Wrestling promotion, performing under the ring name Faith The Lioness. In 2021, Jeffries signed with WWE.
Nikkita Lyons Debuts on WWE
On the December 31st 2021 episode of 205 Live, Jeffries debuted with WWE under the ring name, Nikkita Lyons where she lost to Amari Miller. She then made her NXT debut on the February 22nd 2022 episode where she defeated Kayla Inlay.
Two months later in April, Lyons began feuding with Lash Legend. She beat Legend on the April 5 and April 26 episodes of NXT. At Spring Breakin’, she teamed with Cora Jade and together they defeated Lash Legend and Natalya in a tag team match.
On the May 10 episode of NXT, Lyons participated in the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament. In the first round, she defeated Arianna Grace. But, on May 24th, it was announced that Lyons was removed from the tournament due to an injury. The next day, Lyons revealed on her Instagram account that she suffered a partial MCL tear and an MCL sprain. Lyons made her return on the June 28 episode of NXT, defeating NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose by disqualification.
On the July 19 episode of NXT, Nikkita Lyons competed in a 20-woman battle royal to determine the number one contender for the NXT Women’s Championship. During the match, she eliminated Kayden Carter and Kiana James. She was eliminated by Tiffany Stratton.