Originally published at Nia Jax issues statement about WWE release
Nia Jax’s statement about her release from WWE.
Among the 18 talents that were released from WWE on 11/4 was Nia Jax. The former Raw and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion spent seven years with the company.
Jax took to her Instagram page and released a statement about her release. She noted that WWE sent her the schedule for when she would be returning to the ring. Nia asked for an extended mental health break and was not given a response. She commented on her vaccination status. Nia said it was never mentioned and she was not given any choices or options.
I usually keep my personal life private, but yesterday’s reports leave me with no option but to clarify matters. I recently took a short leave of absence from WWE for a mental health break. I’ve been working through so much — more than I can share — and so I took some time, with the full support of the company, to take care of myself.
Earlier this week, after WWE sent me my schedule to return to the ring for the November 15 show, I asked for an extension to my mental health break, feeling that I needed more time, and hoping I would have the ongoing support of the company I have given my all to for the past 7 years. I did not receive a response. The next I heard, I was being released. My vaccination status was never mentioned. I wasn’t given any choices or options.
It breaks my heart to be so abruptly let go, without consultation, when dealing with so much privately. I loved my career at WWE, I love the men and women I worked with, and I am going to need time to process this huge loss. I appreciate those people who have shown understanding and compassion during an incredibly difficult time.