During an appearance on The Sessions with Renee Paquette, Nia Jax spoke about her WWE release back in November.
“It’s scary to say but I feel really good. Like, happy. It’s almost like Stockholm Syndrome. I was in this crazy, almost slightly abusive relationship with a company. But also good, there are good parts to it. But now it’s done. I kind of get to be myself again, which I haven’t been in a long time. So I feel good, but it’s also just a scary party where you’re like ‘okay, who is Lina now that she’s not Nia Jax?'”
“I think I became a company girl. Like that’s what kind of bothered me back in the day. I kind of was like, ‘okay, they always have my back. I don’t have to worry about that. They’ll always take care of me.’ That sort of thing. And like certain things, I was like, ‘I don’t feel really comfortable with that, but I’ll just do it because that’s what he (Vince McMahon) wants. That’s what they want.’ And I think that’s where I kind of got lost in the shuffle, just kind of thinking that appeasing certain people would actually benefit me. When I did speak up, things did happen. And then I’m thinking, ‘okay, then I don’t have to do it again.’ I have that problem feeling that I am such a big person in real life. I didn’t want the reputation of being, ‘oh she’s loud, she’s obnoxious, and she’s hard to work with.’ That was the line I was teetering because you hear people who are like that. You can see it and you’re like, ‘I don’t want to be that person.’ It was that line that I played where most people were like, ‘why are you getting booked like that? This is so dumb.’ And I’m like, ‘no, I’m doing the right thing.’ You know, that Stockholm Syndrome. When you have people in the production meetings that have your back, it goes a long way, and I think certain people did have my back. But I think it was also me speaking up, and I let certain things go. There were a couple of times I did speak up, but it wasn’t in my defense, it was to help others.”
Last night we reported a story about Jax saying she knows of athletes who have faked COVID-19 vaccines to keep their jobs. You can read that here.
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