WWE is the only pro wrestling world that Nia Jax has ever known. Now she is no longer with the company and waiting for her 90-day non-compete clause to expire.
Nia Jax’s name was one of the more surprising additions to this recent wave of releases. She was let go along with other talented people, but her name was the largest out of the bunch. This was also a huge shock to her.
Jax took to Instagram and posted a heartfelt statement on the matter. She is going through a lot of things privately, so this release is also a huge shot to take that she must process.
“I usually keep my personal life private, but yesterday’s reports leave me with no option but to clarify matters. I recently took a short leave of absence from WWE for a mental health break. I’ve been working through so much – more than I can share – and so I took some time, with the full support of the company, to take care of myself.
Earlier this week, after WWE sent me my schedule to return to the ring for the November 15 show, I asked for an extension to my mental health break, feeling that I needed more time, and hoping I would have the ongoing support of the company I have given my all to for the past 7 years. I did not receive a response. The next I heard, I was being released. My vaccination status was never mentioned. I wasn’t given any choices or options.
It breaks my heart to be so abruptly let go, without consultation, when dealing with so much privately. I loved my career at WWE, I love the men and women I worked with, and I am going to need time to process this huge loss. I appreciate those people who have shown understanding and compassion during an incredibly difficult time.”
We will have to see where Nia Jax goes next, but she is no longer with WWE. That will call for a huge life transition for her as well. Hopefully, Nia Jax will land on her feet, but right now she is still reeling from an unexpected life event.
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