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Raw Star Praises “Legend” Nia Jax

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Doudrop has hit back at fan criticism comparing her to Nia Jax, taking this as a compliment after referring to the ex-WWE Superstar as a “legend”.

Nia Jax was never the most popular WWE Superstar, it’s fair to say. ‘The Irresistible Force’ was often besmirched by the WWE audience, who cited her clear lack of regard for her opponents and generally being unsafe in the ring as the reason for her unpopularity.

Not everyone thinks this way, though, as Doudrop has defended her now-former colleague. The former Piper Niven tweeted a photo of her pinning Alexa Bliss with the caption:

“It’s hard being a superstar, model, athlete, influencer, motivation inspiration, charming, relatable, iconic, educated, savage, sex symbol, endearing, wholesome, modest, heroic, visionary, artist, fashionable, universally adored public figure. But here I am doing it all.”

One fan chose to respond to this by claiming Doudrop was nothing more than the “new Nia Jax”. If nothing else, this was viewed as a compliment for Doudrop, who praised the real-life Savelina Fanene:

“I appreciate being held in the same regard as Nia, she’s a legend. But to say such does us both a disservice, we are completely different performers.”

Nia Jax was released from WWE on 4 November 2021, ending a seven-year tenure with the company. She was a former Raw Women’s and Women’s Tag Team Champion during this time, the latter of which she held twice with Shayna Baszler.

Jax has commonly been referred to as an unsafe worker. She infamously broke Becky Lynch’s nose in November 2018, and subsequently cut open Kairi Sane’s head after sending her into the steel steps.

Booked to wrestle as Lina Fanene, Nia Jax was scheduled to face CJ Perry – the former Lana – on The AOP’s debut show under the Wrestling Entertainment Series brand. They would’ve contested the inaugural WES Women’s Championship, though the show, scheduled for 4 June, was ultimately postponed.