Nia Jax Explains Why She Did Not Return To WWE Right Away – Exclusive

My full Haus of Wrestling exclusive interview with Nia Jax is now available for all ClubHaus Members. It will be released to the general public in the coming days. To learn more about the Haus of Wrestling ClubHaus, please click HERE.

Last year, at the WWE Royal Rumble, Nia Jax made her surprise return to the promotion after being released from her contract in 2021. She was the final entrant in the match but ultimately fell short when eleven women banded together to throw her over the top rope. Following her absence, she remained off WWE TV until the September 11, 2023, episode of WWE Raw, where she attacked Raquel Rodriguez and WWE World Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley.

During the WWE Royal Rumble media day, in a Haus of Wrestling exclusive interview, I asked Jax why she feels she was released in 2021.

“Everything happens for a reason,” she said. “And I think that at that moment in time, I needed to be gone. And actually, it’s one of the best things that’s happened to me personally. And I think now it’s made me a better person to come back. So it makes it an even better way to come back.”

I then pressed Jax as to why it took nine months for her to return to the WWE roster full-time after her comeback at the Rumble.

“You know, I wasn’t quite sure,” she replied. “I think the Rumble was just like a toe in the water to see how it felt. And then it felt great. You know? I felt the energy, and of course, the WWE Universe is just intoxicating. And so I thought, you know, I’m gonna get back in the ring and get back in shape and then come back.”

This past Monday night on WWE Raw, Jax attacked Ripley before confronting the 2024 Women’s WWE Royal Rumble winner, Bayley, in the ring. Jax let Bayley know that she should not bother challenging Ripley to a match at WWE WrestleMania 40 because she will not be able to compete on the show. Bayley responded by meekly stating she would make her decision on who to challenge this Friday night on WWE SmackDown.

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