• Nia Jax Gives A Major Update On Her Pro-Wrestling Career
Former RAW Women’s Champion Nia Jax, who got released from WWE last month, might never wrestle again.
Here’s the latest update she posted about her pro-wrestling career on Twitter:
“Lol! 😂 Newflash..Lina is my real name. It’s not another ‘ring’ name. It’s just MY NAME, the name given to me at birth. Calm TF down trolls. In all fairness, ‘Opponent Crippler’ would be a SOLID front runner if I ever decide to wrestle again. 🤣 🙌🏽 but it’s highly unlikely.”
After she got fired, Nia issued the following statement:
“I usually keep my personal life private, but yesterday’s reports leave me with no option but to clarify matters. I recently took a short leave of absence from WWE for a mental health break.
I’ve been working through so much — more than I can share — and so I took some time, the full support of the company, to take care of myself.
Earlier this week, after WWE sent me my schedule to return to the ring for the November 15 show, I asked for an extension to my mental health break, feeling that I needed more time and hoping I would have the ongoing support of the company I have given my all to for the past 7 years. I did not receive a response.
The next I heard, I was being released. My vaccination status was never mentioned. I wasn’t given any choices or options.
It breaks my heart to be so abruptly let go, without consultation, while dealing with so much privately. I loved my career at WWE, I love the men and women I worked with, and I am going to need time to process this huge loss.
I appreciate those people who have shown understanding and compassion during an incredibly difficult time.”
WATCH: Nia Jax Secretly Records Alexa Bliss’ Fine Buns:
• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF/E Legend Bradshaw aka JBL (John “Bradshaw” Layfield) turns 55 today.
He debuted for the World Wrestling Federation during its New Generation Era in January 1996 as Justin “Hawk” Bradshaw, managed by Uncle Zebekiah (aka Zeb Colter/Dutch Mantell), but just a year later was known as ‘Blackjack Bradshaw’, when he formed a Tag Team with Barry Windham, called The New Blackjacks.
After that Tag Team disbanded, he continued to wrestle as just ‘Bradshaw’ and soon ended up forming The Acolytes with “Faarooq” Ron Simmons, later also known as The A.P.A., a cigar smoking & beer drinking Tag Team that fit perfectly into the WWF Attitude Era.
In 2004, during the WWE Ruthless Aggression Era, Bradshaw turned heel and became known as “JBL” John Bradshaw Layfield, an evil multi-millionaire, who became WWE Champion for almost a year and at one point even had his own stable “”The Cabinet”.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021, but the ceremony took place without a crowd due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JBL!