Nia Jax reveals that her family ties to the industry did not give her an easy ride through WWE, despite popular belief.
Nia Jax is a member of the Samoan Dynasty. A lineage that spans several decades and includes many Hall of Famers, Samoans and professional wrestling seem to go hand-in-hand.
Throughout her tenure in WWE, Nia Jax was often assumed by fans to be protected due to her lineage. Now, she is setting the record straight.
Nia Jax recently spoke to Renee Paquette on The Sessions podcast and during the conversation, she spoke about her family ties and revealed that she did not have the protection of her family members despite the way it may have appeared on the outside looking in.
"It was like, 'Oh, she's not going to lose her job because she's related to Rock.' You've got everybody under the sun ripping me to shreds with all that. It's funny because it's so far from the truth. So far from the truth. Vince didn't have an issue. He knew, 'shit happens, we're going to make the best of it.' Whatever family members they thought supported me, were opposite, did not have my back."
Jax added, "Trust me, I did not have any support with me in this business for a long time. It sucks because you're family and it is what it is. I didn't mind it too much because I thought I was creating something on my own. I always pay homage to the family, we have an insane and incredible lineage. The legacy will on forever. Charlotte, Tamina, Nattie, we all want to put our own footprint on it. It's fine if you don't want to have my back or support me. I want to do this on my own. I wanted to be like everybody else when I first got signed. I didn't tell anybody who I was related to. Somebody had heard that one of the cousins was there, it was actually Becky who found out, she was like, 'it's you, isn't it?' 'Uhhh.' When I got into the car accident with my aunt, Rock's mom, that's when he kind of let it be known that it was me."
Elsewhere in the podcast, Nia Jax discusses being asked to return for the 2022 Royal Rumble and emphatically declining the offer. Learn more here.
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