An Australian-born American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE is Nia Jax. “Nia Jax” is her ring name when she performs on the Raw brand. Her real name is Savelina Fanene and she was born on May 29, 1984. She has been the winner of the Raw Women’s Championship once. Adding to this, the Women’s Tag Team Championship has also been won by her two times with Shayna Baszler.
Nia Jax Early Life
On May 29, 1984, Savelina Fanene was born, in Sydney, Australia, and grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii. She belongs to Samoan and German families. She is related to “Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson,” her father, Joseph Fanene, first cousin of Peter Maivia, who’s Johnson’s grandfather. She has been to Carlsbad High School, when she used to live in San Diego, California. She has also been to Palomar College in San Marcos, California. There she played college basketball. Nia Jax graduated from Cal State San Marcos with a marketing degree, in 2005. Preceding professional wrestling, She was a plus-size model.
Nia Jax Professional Career
In early 2004, She was hired by WWE and was appointed to their developmental territory NXT, at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Her in-ring debut was on May 7, 2015, at an NXT house show using the ring name Zada. There she and Devin Taylor were opponents of Bayley and Carmella in a tag team match and lost. Coming to her ring name, it changed from Zada to Nia Jax in August.
After a series of explanatory stories during September, She made her debut on the October 14, scene of NXT, beating Evie in a singles competition. Following this event, she was presented slowly turning villainous while going on a leading flare, winning various enhancement talents and NXT Diva Carmella. Nia Jax created an association with Eva Marie and started her first dispute with Bayley over the “NXT Women’s Championship,” in November, creating Jax’s heel persona. She also got a title match at NXT TakeOver: London, but she was unsuccessful in winning the title on December 16.
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Nia Jax Career
Right after being shifted from NXT to the Raw brand as a member of the 2016 WWE draft on July 19, 2016, Nia Jax commenced a leading streak upon various opponents. In September, Nia Jax was settled in her first quarrel with Alicia Fox, which headed to a competition between the two on the September 12 episode of Raw that ceased in a no-contest after she delivered a spear on Fox through the ringside blockade.
That took place at the Clash of Champions pre-show on September 25, in a rematch between the two; Jax beat Fox through pinfall. Nia Jax was a bit of a Team Raw, at Survivor Series, in a tag team match, on November 20 and was eliminated via submission by Becky Lynch.
Nia Jax Professional Persona
Nia Jax is also given another name “The Irresistible Force”. She uses a Samoan fall as a finisher, named the “Annihilator.”
She has gained rising judgment in recent times for stories of her being an “unsafe worker”. Nia has unintentionally punched Becky Lynch’s face throughout an episode of Raw, making Lynch suffer a busted nose, a lacerated face, and an injury, this happened most prominently in November 2018. During a match between Jax and Kairi Sane, Sane endured a head cut after Jax pinned her onto the ringside steel steps, in May 2020. Wrestling advertisers and manager Jim Cornette accused events concerning Nia of her size and warned that she “can hurt people whether she knows it or not,” whereas, her co-wrestler Deonna Purrazzo’s statement was that she had “never walked away hurt” wrestling Jax.
Nia Jax Relationship
In Clermont, Florida, on August 2, 2014, an accident happened where Nia Jax and her aunt, Ata Maivia-Johnson, were admitted in hospital after getting hit head-on by a drunken driver. The driver was consequently filled with driving beneath the impact.
Under the category of Pro Wrestling, Nia has won Rookie of the Year in 2016, And in 2018, in the PWI Female 100, she Ranked at the Number eight of the top 50 female singles wrestlers. In the same year, 2018, She was ranked No. 12 in the top 30 female wrestlers. In WWE, she has won WWE Raw Women’s Championship (1 time) and WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship twice with Shayna Baszler.
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