Nia Jax comments on her WWE release.
Nia Jax was let go from her WWE contract on November 4, 2021. Nia Jax is a former WWE Raw Women's Champion and Tag Team Champion. She had been on a hiatus following a match against her former tag team partner, Shayna Baszler.
Now, Nia is commenting on the release saying that she was on a mental health break from WWE and that the promotion had sent her a schedule to return to the ring this month but she asked for more time off. Now, she says she is hurt to be released without consultation.
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.
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