One moment changed everything.
Former RAW Women's Champion Nia Jax has now been with the WWE for four years. Throughout those years she was a part of the NXT brand and for the past two years she has been a part of RAW's women's division. Jax last competed in a WWE ring at a house show this past July but while she is currently not active in the ring, Jax has been keeping busy as a runway model and she will also be the keynote speaker at 'theCURVYcon 2018' which is an event in New York for plus-sized celebrities and their fans which is all based around fashion.
To promote the show Nia Jax spoke with 'Yahoo Lifestyle' and during the interview she recalled how she initially did not think that she'd fit of the mold of a professional wrestler as she found herself comparing what she looked like to the women who were on the roster at the time. Jax stated that she was not too fond about the idea of stepping inside the squared circle until she sat front row at WrestleMania 28 in Miami which was headlined by her cousin Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and in that moment Nia Jax realized that being in the ring is what she wanted to do.
“When I first thought about getting into wrestling I was definitely skeptical,” Jax remembers. “Not to knock the women, but they were skinny — they were beautiful. I felt like I couldn’t wrestle because I didn’t look like any of those girls." She continued, "I was sitting front row with my aunt, and I turned to her and said, ‘I feel like this is something I could do, but I’d have to lose a lot of weight, right?’ My aunt said, ‘No, are you kidding me? You are exactly what this company needs. They need to be able to see a woman who looks like you, who is athletic and beautiful and has curves, and goes in there and shows how powerful and strong you are.'”
Jax also reflected on the advice she received from Dwayne Johnson heading into her WWE tryout. To read the full interview, click here. While on the topic of Dwayne Johnson, a new biopic is in the works about The Rock's father Rocky Johnson and to read more on that, check out Fightful's article on the topic.