Nia Jax has remarked how she feels when WWE fans spew hate towards her.
On the September 11th edition of WWE Raw, Nia Jax made her return to the company by attacking Raquel Rodriguez and the Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley.
It was Jax’s official WWE return after two years when she was released in November 2021. Jax’s first run in WWE saw her compete on the main roster for about five years as both a heel and a face. When she won the Raw Women’s Championship from Alexa Bliss, she did it as a face. However, she was usually in the heel role on the main roster.
As with anybody in WWE, Jax has faced a lot of scrutiny from fans online. In her case, it’s due in part to legitimately breaking the nose of Becky Lynch with a punch. Jax also had other incidents when she hurt other women’s wrestlers. Those moments were accidents, but with Jax being bigger than the other women, sometimes she doesn’t know her own strength.
While speaking on the WWE After The Bell podcast, Nia Jax spoke about fans hating her.
“I obviously can’t deny that I get a lot of hatred online. In the beginning, I was like, ‘Oh, this will be good. This would be good for, you know, like, the character will keep going on’, but at the end of the day, like, when you’re by yourself and you’re on your phone and you’re looking at the constant hate, hate hate, you’re like, okay, then you’re second guessing yourself. I’m second guessing everything I’ve done.”
“Like, I need to improve and I need to do this, and I need to impress them, like the internet is really hating what I’m doing right now, and it really, really messed me up. It got me into such a sad place of like, when I got released, I’m like, ‘yeah, of course, why not? I suck. Everybody hates me. Like, there’s no need for me to be here anymore.”
Jax would go on to talk about how therapy helped her.
“When I got into my therapy, and I’ve said this before, I don’t think anybody who’s a happy person goes online and (bleeps) on other people. I had to put it into perspective, like okay, this is a character. When they see me in the street, people are like, ‘Nia, you suck, or whatever’, but Lena over here is actually a good person.”
Nia Jax will challenge for Women’s World Title at WWE Crown Jewel
During her WWE career, Jax is a former WWE Women’s Champion and a two-time Women’s Tag Team Champion with Shayna Baszler.
At WWE Crown Jewel in two weeks on November 4th, Jax will be in a Fatal 5-Way match with Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley, Raquel Rodriguez, Zoey Stark & Baszler. Whoever survives will leave as the Women’s World Champion.