During an interview with The Mirror, Nia Jax commented on her recent hiatus from WWE. There was rampant speculation online that Nia was unhappy with her pay and booking, but Nia says it was nothing more than WWE cycling the talent they use on live events.
“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.”
She also commented on joining the cast of Total Divas and reveals that we’ll see a softer, more vulnerable side compared to what fans are used to seeing from her TV character.
“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 WWE television last week in a match against Bayley.