Nia Jax returned to WWE for one-night only at the 2023 Royal Rumble. She didn’t win that match, but she was still able to throw some people around and prove that she can still go in the ring if she wants to. That being said, there aren’t a ton of people who are jumping for joy at the idea of her WWE return.

Nia Jax’s run with the company was filled with controversy, as fans complained about her injuring Superstars on a consistent basis. After all, Nia Jax’s rough ring work could have influenced poor Kairi Sane’s decision to leave WWE.

During his Oh You Didn’t Know podcast, the Road Dogg spoke about the criticism of Nia Jax being stiff in the ring and rough on opponents. His take on the matter is that everyone gets hurt sometimes, but Nia Jax isn’t the one to blame.

“People get hurt and busted open all the time in this industry. It happens every day with every different character. So, I don’t know why her work has seemed, you know, they always want to put the heat on her, but I don’t know if it has always been her, you know what I mean?”


“Yeah, she has punched some people in the face, but I think it seemed like after people punched her [laughs]. I don’t know. I always really liked Nia Jax. I always thought she was a sweetheart, a beautiful woman, and a good athlete.” 

This might not be a popular opinion, because plenty of memes exist to back up the idea that Nia Jax has tossed more than a few Superstars around like they were a sack of potatoes. Still, Road Dogg has spoken on the matter.

We’ll have to see whether Nia Jax makes a return to WWE on a full time basis. She made it pretty clear in the past that was not happening. Then she showed up at the Royal Rumble to proclaim that she was back. Either way, Road Dogg isn’t blaming her for anyone’s injury.

What’s your take on Nia Jax’s ring work? Do you think that she caused a lot of injuries? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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