In the end, Nia Jax's absence was blown way out of proportion.
She spoke recently to the Mirror about the absence that was the talk of many wrestling sites for a couple of weeks. She says that it was just her taking some time off to rest since she wasn't going to be in any storyline for a few weeks:
Thank you. Well actually I had live events off for the last couple of weeks because that's just how it worked out, for cycling and stuff, so I got a little rest from TV because I wasn't in anything storyline-wise, so I had a little rest there. But yeah, it's been great. I love what we do, I love the storytelling, especially being such a different character and obviously a different size than everybody, we get to play on that and it's always cool to see where we can go in the ring.
When asked if we'd see something a bit different from the Nia Jax WWE persona on Total Divas, Jax said people should expect a softer, sillier side of her on the reality show.
Yes, definitely. They will definitely see something completely different. On Raw I'm the big mean girl who goes and beats everybody up, on Total Divas they will see a softer vulnerable side of me that definitely isn't see on Raw. And some very goofy stuff between Alexa and I. Team Rude is definitely in full effect
Nia Jax returned to action on last week's Raw, destroying Bayley. Once the match ended, it was announced that she would be a part of the Raw vs. Smackdown match at Survivor Series, teaming with captain Alicia Fox.