Garcia is joined on today’s show by Nia Jax.
Jax speaks about her relationship with her cousin, The Rock. She says that Rock really is a dork, and he is truly himself at all times. She thinks that’s why he’s had so much success in Hollywood, because realness translates to people. Garcia agrees entirely and says that she had so much fun working with Rock over the years. Their backstage interview segments during the attitude era will go down as some of the most entertaining segments of all time.
Jax mentions that watching The Rock wrestle at ringside at WrestleMania 28 was what really inspired her to start a career in professional wrestling. Initially she didn’t want Rock to know that she wanted to start training, but he soon caught wind of it and got her a tryout with WWE. He pointed out that professional wrestling is a tough business, and the only way to know if you’re cut out for it is to have a tryout in WWE.
As soon as she stepped into the ring and started to roll around she fell in love with it instantly. Other than head trainer, Bill DeMott, she didn’t tell anyone that she was related to Rock because she wanted to earn her opportunities based on her merits, not because she was related to Rock.
Jax adds that Tamina Snuka has had a great influence on her, and even though they’re on separate brands Tamina has still kept in touch. They both hope to meet in the ring someday, perhaps at WrestleMania, where they can show the world what they can do. She says it was great to get a taste of that when they met at Survivor Series, and she was thrilled with the crowd’s reaction to that.