Nia Jax has revealed that she had an in-ring altercation with another WWE star at a live event but “handled her.”
In August 2021 Nia Jax had a now somewhat infamous match with Charlotte Flair on Monday Night Raw. During the bout everything seemingly got a little bit too real, with a series of “shoot” punches thrown and the two women looking increasingly annoyed at the situation.
The incident was later put down to a breakdown in communication, while Jax has since said that she and Flair remain friends to this day.
However, Jax, real name Lina Fanene, has now revealed that a similar incident had happened before.
Appearing on the Oral Sessions podcast with Renee Paquette, the former Raw Women’s Champion first discussed the match with Flair. She was then asked if anything like that had happened before, to which she explained that it actually had.
Jax went on to recall a bout with an unnamed star which saw her “handle her” at a live event, which upset her rival and “some other psycho.”
“On live events that’s happened before with somebody. When I first got up and I was kind of getting ‘the push’ and this certain person wasn’t too happy about it. She kind of did it with a lot of people and I was the project at the time.
At one point, I had it with her and I’m bigger. At the end of the day, I get that you might be a bigger star and personality, whatever you think you are, but I can handle you. I don’t have to do much, I can just handle you. I handled her at a live event, she got really mad and her and some other psycho yelled at me and I remember looking and laughing and being like, ‘Okay, see you tomorrow.’
Nia Jax was one of the more shocking releases to be announced in a wave of superstars who departed the company on November 4, 2021. Following her release, reports emerged that she was among a group of stars released due to their refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Elsewhere during the conversation Jax confirmed that she was unvaccinated and had spoken to WWE Chairman Vince McMahon about the issue.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.