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Nia Jax Claims Family Members “Did Not Have My Back” During WWE Run

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Nia Jax has claimed that despite her family heritage there were some relatives of hers that didn’t support her in the wrestling business.

Nia Jax is a member of the extended Anoa’i family which is synonymous with the wrestling business. Stars such as Afa, Sika, Yokozuna, Rikishi, Roman Reigns, The Usos, and The Rock to name but a few are all part of the family which made wrestling a family concern over the decades.

With her heritage, many fans assumed that Nia Jax’s place in WWE would always be assured, even after she splattered Becky Lynch’s nose all over her face in 2018.

Speaking to Renee Paquette on The Sessions, Jax revealed that the assumption that her family ties made her untouchable couldn’t be further from the truth:

“It was like, ‘Oh, she’s not going to lose her job because she’s related to Rock.’ You’ve got everybody under the sun ripping me to shreds with all that. It’s funny because it’s so far from the truth. So far from the truth. Vince didn’t have an issue. He knew, ‘sh*t happens, we’re going to make the best of it.’ Whatever family members they thought supported me, were opposite, did not have my back.”

“Trust me, I did not have any support with me in this business for a long time. It sucks because you’re family and it is what it is. I didn’t mind it too much because I thought I was creating something on my own. I always pay homage to the family, we have an insane and incredible lineage. The legacy will on forever.”

Nia Jax added that like other multi-generational stars she wanted to put her own mark on the wrestling business and in her early days in WWE didn’t let on about her family ties:

“Charlotte, Tamina, Nattie, we all want to put our own footprint on it. It’s fine if you don’t want to have my back or support me. I want to do this on my own. I wanted to be like everybody else when I first got signed. I didn’t tell anybody who I was related to.”

“Somebody had heard that one of the cousins was there, it was actually Becky who found out, she was like, ‘it’s you, isn’t it?’ ‘Uhhh.’ When I got into the car accident with my aunt, Rock’s mom, that’s when he kind of let it be known that it was me.”

Jax had previously commented on a suggestion that she should be part of The Bloodline which features The Usos and Roman Reigns, suggesting in the strongest possible terms that she’d pass on being part of that group.

h/t Fightful