Nyla Rose has come to the defence of Nia Jax after the former RAW Women’s Champion was criticised following a match against Charlotte Flair.
Nia Jax appeared in dominating form on the latest episode of Monday Night RAW, taking out Rhea Ripley before meeting Charlotte Flair in singles action.
Jax initially accompanied tag team partner Shayna Baszler to the ring for her match with Ripley, before attacking Nikki A.S.H and then the Aussie Superstar.
Despite Flair and Jax squaring off numerous times before, this time the match ran far from smoothly.
At one point during the match Nia Jax picked Flair up for a belly-to-back suplex and dropped The Queen high on her back, shoulders, and neck onto the canvas. Many fans have wondered if there was a hint of reality when the two women began trading slaps before continuing with the match. Flair also delivered a nasty-looking chop block to Jax’s knee in an attempt to set her up for the Figure 8 submission.
The match came to an end with Jax delivering a vicious powerbomb to Flair to pick up the win.
The match and the spot where Jax appeared to drop Flair drew significant criticism online. Responding to a post on Twitter about the bump, AEW star Nyla Rose came to Jax’ defence.
The former AEW Women’s Champion said that it was a regular bump before adding “Just admit ya’ll hate Thicc girls and move on”
I can get questioning it from the first camera angle, it looks nasty (but not reckless or purposeful) but that second replay CLEARLY shows it’s a regular bump… stop trying to make it something it’s not. Just admit yall hate Thicc girls and move on🙄 🤷🏽♀️
— 💀N Y L A R O S E🥀 (@NylaRoseBeast) August 31, 2021
After the show a report appeared to confirm fans’ suspicions that the match had descended into a “legitimate confrontation.” The report noted that ‘real’ punches and slaps were thrown, although the finish went ahead as planned.
In the immediate aftermath, social media ran wild with speculation about the incident with both fans and WWE Hall of Famer’s wondering what had happened.
Posting on Twitter, Mick Foley simply asked “WTF was up with that match?”