Nia Jax was one of the top stars in WWE’s women’s division after her 2016 main roster call up. Her time in NXT was decent in comparison, as she never really won any titles, unlike on the main roster. She also opened up about her relationship with Vince McMahon.
The controversial star was not seen on WWE television since the September 20th 2021 edition of Monday Night RAW. Eventually, she was released by the company entirely, something that made fans happy.
Now going by her real name, Lina Fanene, the former WWE superstar has kept herself busy in numerous ways. While speaking on the Wives of Wrestling podcast, Nia Jax talked about her relationship with Vince McMahon.
“Well, I’ve always just been — I call myself a ‘Vince Girl,’ right? Whatever he wants, whatever match he wants to put me in, whatever opponent, whatever kind of weird gimmick he wants me to do, I’m just like, ‘Yeah, whatever you want.’ Like, it’s my job, you know? I was like,’ Yo, whatever you’d like. I think they were just wanting to spice up [the 2019 Men’s Royal Rumble], make it different. Johnny said he suggested it to Vince and Vince loved it. I mean, it was crazy because it wasn’t just like being in the men’s match. I was in both rumbles on the same night. Somebody said that to me that night, I got obliterated that night, and everybody was buying me a shot and I was hammered. [Rey Mysterio] was freaking getting me wasted, Shane McMahon. Anyways, we were just, we were sloppy messes. Somebody was like, did you know you were in both [Royal Rumble matches] tonight? I was like, ‘Ah, I was! Shit, that’s huge.’
“You know, when you’re in it, it’s just a cool moment and you’re just trying to soak it all in, and then when you get past it, you’re honored that they thought of you to be in that position. I always had a good relationship with Vince. We chatted and laughed, we joked and so I even went up to him and just said, ‘I’m very grateful that you thought of me for this.’ He [responded], ‘Of course, of course, ‘I wanted to see you get your ass kicked,’ like, you know, jokingly, Vince is, but it is a huge opportunity. Because if you don’t get put in that position, that’s it, you’re easily forgettable. You can go up and be on the main roster and have a couple of matches here and there. But if you don’t get put into some seriously cool storylines or matches like that, you kind of get forgotten. So it was a super, super cool moment, and I was super honored.”
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