The match got heated with both competitors throwing what appeared to be stiff shots and Nia seemingly dropping Charlotte rougher than usual on a slam.
Speaking to Renee Paquette on The Sessions, Nia recalled the incident with Charlotte and cleared up what happened.
"Obviously, Charlotte is just an insane competitor. She puts her all into it and is very passionate. There was a miscommunication, I don't know where it was, but she started laying into me. It happened a few times during the break in that match, so not a lot of people saw it on TV, but some of the announcers were like, 'damn.' We were laying into each other and I'm like, 'what the heck is going on right now.' At the point that everyone saw on TV, I was like, 'fuck this, you're laying into me. I don't know what's going on,' so I just gave her a two-piece back that kind of rocked her back into, 'let's finish up this match and get shit together.' I didn't know what was going on. It was definitely intense. She is one of my best friends, so I wasn't sitting there and we were super mad, but there was some sort of miscommunication," admitted Nia.
Nia continued, discussing the backstage atmosphere once both ladies walked through the curtain.
"We got backstage and I was like, 'what the fuck.' I look at her and was like, 'Are you good?' 'Yeah, yeah, just out there, something went off, I didn't feel right.' 'Are you sure?' 'Yeah.' One of the producers was like, 'are you okay?' 'Yeah, Nia is one of my best friends, I swear.' Literally, we went backstage, I said, 'give me a break,' we walked away from each other for the night and then the internet went crazy. I hit her up and was like, 'we're fine. Let it go.' Shit happens. Everyone's emotions and egos get really worked up and stuff happens. At the end of the day, she's one of my best friends and I didn't want people to think anything serious really happened because we were fine," she said.
After the match, producer D-Von Dudley said after the incident that there was a misunderstanding, the two ladies solved it and then moved on. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
When Renee asked if anything like the incident with Charlotte had happened with Nia in the past, Nia said, "On live events that's happened before with somebody. When I first got up and I was kind of getting 'the push' and this certain person wasn't too happy about it. She kind of did it with a lot of people and I was the project at the time. At one point, I had it with her and I'm bigger. At the end of the day, I get that you might be a bigger star and personality, whatever you think you are, but I can handle you. I don't have to do much, I can just handle you. I handled her at a live event, she got really mad and her and some other psycho yelled at me and I remember looking and laughing and being like, 'Okay, see you tomorrow.'
Nia continued, explaining that there was a locker room meeting about the incident and concluded by saying that her and the competitor, who she did not name, are now on good terms.
"There was a locker room meeting about it. Fit Finlay had to wrangle us all in and it was funny because, I'll never forget, these girls were yelling at me about something so stupid, about like how I bump. I remember Fit Finlay standing up for me and was like, 'actually, this is directly from Vincent Kennedy McMahon that she does not bump until the end of the match, so I don't know why you're mad at her.' Literally, everyone shut up and that was the end of that. In the company, there are egos and everyone wants to get up on top. The person and me are super cool now and we look back at it and laugh like, 'what a crazy time.' Shit happens. Yeah, we laid into each other in the ring and got a little scrappy. At one point, I didn't know where it was going to go. I was like, 'Oh shit, we're about to go in front of all these people.' It was like a dead silence in the crowd. Everyone was cheering and then they were like, 'Oh shit, this is real.' It got real quiet around us. I remember being like, 'If she goes back at me, we're about to go.' Thankfully, we all snapped out of it," she said.
Nia Jax and Charlotte would have a rematch on the September 6 episode of WWE Raw.
Jax was released by WWE on November 4. Elsewhere during the interview, she opened up about her release. You can find her full comments by clicking here.
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