Nia Jax gave a long interview in the Renee Paquette on The Sessions podcast and of course among other things she talked about her firing from WWE and the fact that she received a Royal Rumble invitation which she turned down.
But speaking of her release, after the news that spread on November 4 involving her and other colleagues, rumors began to spread that many had been released because they refused to get the COVID vaccine.
The revelation of Nia Jax
Nia Jax confirmed the vaccine thing by saying it was her personal choice and that she understands that this may have impacted her career in the McMahon company: “I got stuck on things that I know didn't make them happy.
I was choosing not to go get the vaccine. And it was a personal choice, and I remember sitting with Vince because for the two years I've been there, they've been testing us every day. I've never been positive, never got COVID all the time.
And it was like, 'Well girl, you're not going to be able to fulfill some of your contractual duties.' And I was like, 'It's okay if that's the case then that's the case.' It's a business and I understand you have to manage your business.
But I made a decision for myself, and I remained in my position on it. I always follow my instincts. If I don't feel comfortable in my stomach, I can't force myself to do something that I don't feel good about. That's how I've lived my whole life." Renee Paquette then asked her if she regrets any decisions she made and she replied, "Absolutely not.
I was asked to be a leader in the locker room, and he was like, 'you know, you have to lead by example. Do this. 'And I was like,' I'm not a stooge. I'm not going to be a stooge with anyone. If you want to know someone's personal business, go ahead and ask them.'
I don't play with that thing like, 'People will listen to you and follow your lead.' I said, 'If they do, it falls on them.' [...] I can't sit here and be something they want that just to appease them. At the end of the day, will I feel good about myself? There are a lot of other minions in the locker room." Speaking on Renee Paquette’s The Sessions podcast, Nia Jax recalled how the women involved in the segment were instructed to be more physical than usual: “It was right before Survivor Series, where I think her and Ronda were going to have a singles," said Jax.
"SmackDown was invading RAW. The producer of that match, won’t name names, basically was like, ‘This needs to look real, say sorry later.’ We were all like, ‘Okay, cool, let’s go, let’s have fun, whatever.’”