Nia Jax got encouragement from an unlikely source following the punch heard round the wrestling world.
On November 12, 2018, Nia Jax clocked Becky Lynch in the face with a stiff right hand during the closing segment of WWE Raw. The punch left Lynch with a "severe concussion and broken face." It also took Lynch out of her scheduled Survivor Series bout against Ronda Rousey. Jax received threats from fans online following the incident.
After talking with The Rock and Charlotte Flair, Jax used the newfound attention to boost her profile and the profile of the women's division.
Jax revealed to Bleacher Report that Charlotte told her, "At the moment, I know it sucks. But look what it's done for Becky. Look what it's done for me. Look what it's done for you as a heel."
Jax continued, discussing what Charlotte's advice did for her.
"I didn't really think of it that way when I was getting told to go die and never come out of my hole again," she said. "Some of the tweets really were going off the rails. But when she put it in that perspective, I started to think about it differently. Now, it's something that people will remember forever. It was crazy, but it turned into something pretty cool."
Jax was in the headlines once again following last night's Royal Rumble when she entered the Men's Royal Rumble and was subsequently RKO'd by Randy Orton. The spot outraged boxing promoter Lou DiBella who equated it to "domestic violence."
Jax said on social media that she "regrets nothing."