• “Absolutely f**king not” – Nia Jax Turned Down Royal Rumble 2022 Return Offer
During an appearance on Renee Young’s Oral Sessions podcast, Nia Jax (age 37), who was released from WWE last year, revealed that she got an offer to return as a surprise entrant in the Women’s Royal Rumble 2022 match and she turned it down.
She revealed that even if she said yes to competing in the Rumble, it still wouldn’t have been official, as Vince McMahon would’ve gotten a list of former talents that agreed to come back, and then Vince would’ve decided who he wants and doesn’t want.
Nia felt even more disrespected by this and said the following:
“I was in the middle of trying to get my stuff back. I had a bunch of crap. You know how it is, you’re just shoving stuff in everybody’s boxes. I’m in the middle of getting my stuff back, they sent me a box and more than half was missing. I’m like, ‘Yo, what is going on?’.
When I got the call, I thought it was about, ‘Where is my stuff?’. It’s my homie in [Talent Relations]. ‘Hey, we’re just calling to see if you’d be interested in participating in the Royal Rumble.’ I started hysterically laughing. I thought it was my friend joking with me.
‘Oh, you’re hilarious.’ ‘Actually, this is an official call.’ ‘Oh, f**k no, I’m not coming back.’ ‘We’d like to offer you this.’ I said, ‘first of all, I’m still under my 90 days. You’re still going to be paying me anyway, so you’re not offering me anything. No, I’m not coming back. Absolutely f**king not. Is this all it was?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Okay, bye.’
That’s exactly what it was. They were accumulating a list, this is what I was told, they were accumulating a list and wanted to offer me the opportunity, accumulate a list that they send to Vince, then Vince goes through the list and says who he wants and who he doesn’t.
I was like, ‘You’re asking me to be part of a list to go to the next step? F**k no. How much more can you sh*t on me?’ ‘We didn’t want her to feel left out. If it got around that she didn’t get asked, we didn’t want her to feel left out.’ ‘F**k you, that’s such bullsh*t.’ You needed people and I definitely [nixed] that.”
Below are Nia Jax’s accomplishments in WWE:
– 1x RAW Women’s Champion (won at WrestleMania 34)
– 2x WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion
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• Old School Wrestling Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 80th birthday of Old School Wrestling Veteran “Mr.” Masa Saito (Real name: Masanori Saito).
Mr. Saito won the World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Championship on 2 occasions with his Tag Partner, the late great Mr. Fuji.
He had successful runs in a lot of different promotions over the years, but his biggest claim to fame is probably the infamous McDonalds incident, where he and Ken Patera got arrested in 1984.
Saito became the AWA World Heavyweight Champion in 1990 by defeating Larry Zbyszko, but lost it back to him a few weeks later at SuperClash 4.
He passed away on July 14, 2018 at the age of 76 due to complications of Parkinson’s disease.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
February 1, 1942 – July 14, 2018