Previously released performers returning has been a recurring theme of the Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque led creative era in WWE, with the likes of Hit-Row, Dexter Lumis, Karrion Kross and Braun Strowman all making their way back on to the WWE main roster in recent months.
One controversial former WWE Superstar has stopped short of confirming a return in a recent interview, but closed out the chat with a potentially teasing remark.
Former WWE Raw Women’s Champion could return to WWE.
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.
After making her main roster debut in 2016, Jax went on to dominate the WWE women’s division and claimed her only singles title, the Raw Women’s Championship, with victory over Alexa Bliss at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A pair of WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship wins followed in the ensuing years alongside partner Shayna Baszler, but after losing the titles to Natalya and Tamina on the 14th May 2021 episode of SmackDown the team were soon to disband and Jax was eventually released by WWE in November 2021.
A surprise return as the number 30 entrant in the 2023 Women’s Royal Rumble reintroduced Jax to the audience, with many believing a full return would follow.
Speaking on YouTube show Ring The Belle, Jax noted that a return was possible:
“I’m the last person to know. Honestly. How many times have they told me right before something happens? Rumble (2019), Survivor Series (2018), even coming back for the Rumble. I’m the last person to know. I couldn’t tell you. ‘Give us the tea.’ I don’t know. They’re going to tell me last minute. That’s probably what may or may not happen, who knows”.
Jax did confirm, however, that she missed wrestling and that she still trains ahead of any potential return:
“There is nothing like it. There is nothing like getting in the ring and performing in front of thousands of people. When I went back for the Rumble, even for that brief little moment I was like, ‘ah.’ That adrenaline hit, the heart was pumping, the chills were going. I was like, ‘Damn, I wish I would have been in there longer. I wish I would have had a full match.’
It hit me. I go train with Nattie (Neidhart) and TJ (Wilson) sometimes in their ring. Just for a good workout. You still have that fire”.
H/T: Fightful for the above transcription