Nia Jax recently took part in an in-depth interview with Sporting News to discuss her Fastlane match on Sunday, entering the men’s Royal Rumble, what she learned from the incident with Becky Lynch, and much more. Check out the highlights below.
Nia Jax on what she learned following the incident with Becky Lynch:
“Obviously, we learned that I can’t throw punches (laughs). I’m just kidding. From that experience, there’s always an opportunity whether it’s good or bad. If somebody gets hit, that happens in a contact sport. It happens, so you just have to be able to look at the positives and take it and run with it. I just realized that everything is an opportunity no matter what happens. People might freak out like they did on me and that’s OK because now I’m one of the top heels in this company and I’m OK with that. That’s my job, so I take everything as an opportunity.”
Nia Jax discusses the 2014 car crash she was involved in with The Rock’s mother:
“It was pretty scary. It was really scary. To see a car coming at you full speed — head on — it was pretty scary. I cracked my collarbone and it hindered my wrestling training, but thankfully we survived it and are now happier, healthier and a lot more cautious on the road.”
Nia Jax on entering the men’s Royal Rumble:
“The Royal Rumble was on another level — probably the highlight of my career thus far. It was pretty incredible to compete in both the women’s and the men’s Rumble in one night, and not only that, but being able to share the ring with Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler, Andrade, Rey Mysterio and have such a great — like you said — a viral moment. I’m sitting here like, ‘I don’t know if I could top that.’ And then, of course, the WWE … we’re such a fast-moving ship, we go over stuff and before I get a chance to enjoy it, the next thing I get to be a part of is the Elimination Chamber.
That’s the first time I’ve ever been in an Elimination Chamber, so that was another moment where I was like, “Oh, my gosh.” It’s incredible every time I get to do these things. To be in the ring and get RKO’d and 619’d, I’m like, ‘This is incredible.'”
Nia Jax on attempting to become one half of the Women’s Tag Team Champions at Fastlane:
“The WWE women’s tag-team championships are such a coveted title, and Tamina and I definitely want to be tag champions because we have such a long lineage of wrestling in the family and a long lineage of tag champions in our family. We want to be the first female tag champs in our family, so I’m very excited for us to go up against Sasha and Bayley and most likely take their titles.”
To read the full interview, click here.