Former WWE Superstar Nia Jax has claimed that the “perverted ways” of some WWE higher-ups prevent deserving people from getting opportunities.
On a recent edition of Insight with Chris Van Vliet, Ember Moon – known as Athena outside of WWE – discussed how female superstars had to attend meetings where they were told how to “dress sexy” while in WWE.
“We would have to sit through stupid meetings about how we’d have to dress sexy. I remember looking at someone else (and laughing). I cater to children. I’m not about to wear fishnet booty buttcheek shorts because we had a two-hour meeting about how to dress like Mandy Rose. That’s not fair. Mandy is absolutely phenomenal and an amazing person, but not everyone is Mandy Rose.”
“I started seeing this downslope as soon as Hunter was gone. For the first bit, we didn’t know why, we just knew he wasn’t there. I got so angry. I was sitting there thinking, ‘I did nothing wrong. I didn’t piss off Vince.’ They take Shotzi away, Hunter is gone. ‘You guys promised me this wouldn’t happen. You promised I wouldn’t be lost in the shuffle. I went on this losing streak to help you guys out and build other talent so I could get a reward.’”
In an apparent response to Moon’s comments, former Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax – real name Lina Fanene – took to Twitter to share her opinion on the matter, saying that “certain higher-ups can never see past their own perverted ways”
“It’s a shame, some people deserve to get the opportunity to shine like the star they really are, but unfortunately certain higher ups can never see past their own perverted ways. Too bad, there aren’t the lucky ones who can use blackmail to keep their jobs. *random tweet*”
It’s a shame, some people deserve to get the opportunity to shine like the star they really are, but unfortunately certain higher ups can never see past their own perverted ways. Too bad, there aren’t the lucky ones who can use blackmail to keep their jobs. *random tweet*
— Lina Fanene (@LinaFanene) April 30, 2022
Elsewhere in the same interview, Ember Moon detailed her frustrations with WWE creative, saying there are times “You have to eat the sh*t sandwich”.