“I’ve been bullied,” says former plus size model Jax

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Nia Jax says she decided to become a wrestler after watching her cousin The Rock perform live Courtesy WWE
Nia Jax says she decided to become a wrestler after watching her cousin, The Rock, perform live – Courtesy:WWE

The former plus size model of Samoan origin, Nia Jax admits that some people might find it hard to accept that she’s an athlete.

“This is who I am, I am never going to be a size zero,” Jax, who is 182cm tall and weighs 123kg, told Al Jazeera.

“Just because I’m a bigger girl, they might think I cannot do anything, but no. I can perform just as good as anybody else. I have no problem breaking stereotypes. And proving people wrong, it’s actually quite fun,” the 34-year-old added.

Nia Jax has the biggest physical presence of any female wrestler on the WWE roster Courtesy WWE
Nia Jax has the biggest physical presence of any female wrestler on the WWE roster. Courtesy: WWE

Nia Jax has become a part of history when she performs at World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) first ever women’s only special event, Evolution.

She decided to become a wrestler after seeing her cousin, WWE’s most famous product, The Rock compete live, Aljazeera reported. 

He helped her get a try out, which led to a contract with WWE, and her stock rose quickly following her debut in 2015.

Professional wrestling is of course staged entertainment, and winning a championship is WWE’s way of rewarding excellent performances.


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