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

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 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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