When Nia Jax took some time off from WWE last month, it was first reported as a “leave of absence” before reports started making the rounds she was unhappy with her creative direction. A series of rumors circulated, including maybe The Rock getting in her ear about how to handle her character, but Alexa Bliss, her best friend on the road, indicated she was just taking a break from WWE’s demanding schedule.
That’s the message Nia went with when speaking on why she was out during an interview with The Mirror.
She said, “Well actually I had live events off for the last couple of weeks because that’s just how it worked out, for cycling and stuff, so I got a little rest from TV because I wasn’t in anything storyline-wise, so I had a little rest there. But yeah, it’s been great. I love what we do, I love the storytelling, especially being such a different character and obviously a different size than everybody, we get to play on that and it’s always cool to see where we can go in the ring.”
Jax was also asked about Total Divas and whether fans will see a different side of her on the show.
“Yes, definitely,” Jax said. “They will definitely see something completely different. On Raw, I’m the big mean girl who goes and beats everybody up, on Total Divas they will see a softer vulnerable side of me that definitely isn’t see on Raw. And some very goofy stuff between Alexa and I. Team Rude is definitely in full effect.”
You can check out the interview, which Alexa Bliss also took part in, here.