In the last period there has been a lot of talk about Nia Jax, who received a lot of criticism from the fans. In a recent interview with Impact Theory, the former WWE Raw Women's Champion recalled her tryout with WWE in 2014.
“So it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I’ve played pretty much every sport, I’ve done it all. Wrestling’s a whole different beast. That…That was like a challenge. So that was like…I don’t know how I’m gonna do it, but I’m gonna figure this out. Like, when you hit the ropes and everyone thinks it’s easy- it’s like hitting a wall. Those are rock-hard, tight ropes.
"When I was done, I remember I had done my tryout, and I was black and blue. I took a picture of it and I sent it to my mom and she was like ‘Lena! You are not doing this!’ and I was like ‘but I love it! I love it!’ and I remember at the tryout they asked me to do a flip bump.
"It’s like where you just stand there and you just flip and you land on your back- and I was like ‘what? Flip in the air and land on my back? Are you kidding me?’ Like, I was like ‘no!’ I looked at our trainer and I said ‘can you do that?” and she said ‘yeah!’ I was like ‘can you show me?’ She did it, boom! I was like ‘alright, everybody back up,’ and then I did it. Then I was like ‘I can do this, there’s nothing that’s gonna stop me.’
"Like being a bigger girl in this industry is not normal, right? Because it’s just- we come from a different era when girls were in bikin[is] and whatnot. So when I finally realized that I can do something really freakin’ cool being a bigger girl, I was like ‘Oh, I’m gonna do this! I’m gonna freakin’ do it!’ because I love it. The passion of the constant challenge- I’m constantly learning when I’m in the ring" - Nia revealed.