Nia Jax had a consistent presence on WWE programming for years, and throughout the course of her career she found herself surrounded by controversy from time to time.
The former Raw Women’s Champion had been accused of hurting other wrestlers, and sometimes the accusations would take on a life of their own on social media with fans accusing her of hurting other wrestlers on purpose.
During a recent appearance on The Sessions with Renee Paquette, Nia Jax opened up about the accusations and she admitted that they hurt her.
“Anybody who knows me in the locker room, I know that I was so much bigger than everybody and I know that I’m a lot stronger. Coach Sara Amato had always said, ‘you always have to be aware because you are so much bigger that you throwing your arm and hitting somebody in the face is not going to be the same as somebody smaller than you.’ I was always conscious of that. I always tried to take pride. I worked with Lexi [Alexa Bliss] most of my career and she’s so tiny. She trusted me. It hurt when people were like, ‘she injures everybody.’
In my career, I know I’ve injured two people. Obviously, Becky was one of them. There is another one, I don’t want to call her out, but I know I did. I profusely apologized. Other things, they made like a whole YouTube about certain things. Hey, guess what, we get in there and we’re going 300 days a year and not all my moves are going to look super clean and smooth, but I’m not injuring people or purposely going out to hurt people. That’s what hurt me the most. I consciously make an effort to make sure I can make everybody look good and keep it safe and make sure we all get out laughing and having a good time and safe.”
Nia Jax was officially released from WWE back in November. Stay tuned for more updates on her future as they become available.