While speaking to Yahoo, Nia Jax discussed her weight being announced before her matches and revealed it was John Laurinaitis who pitched the idea to Vince McMahon. Jax admitted to that it’s tough for women to share their weight but also saw that benefit behind the idea.
It’s something [WWE senior producer] Johnny Ace [Laurinaitis] mentioned to me and we went to Vince [McMahon] and we talked about it. That’s something that’s tough for a woman, sharing their weight. Me sharing my weight and me being the person I am, Vince agreed with me on this, it’s embracing who you are. [Someone who is] 272 pounds is a very heavy person and it’s a lot of force that these women are taking. It incorporated not only the message that I’m sending about my body, but also a character thing. It was really cool because when we talked about it and I saw his vision behind it, I realized I would be the only one in this division where you’d be able to see this force.”
You can check out the full interview here.