Nia Jax Adopts WWE Legend Rikishi’s Iconic Stinkface Finisher During Match on Raw

Published 08/17/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 06: Nia Jax attends WWE’s First-Ever Emmy “For Your Consideration” Event at Saban Media Center on June 6, 2018 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)


Over the years, WWE has been filled with talented Samoan wrestlers capable of stealing the show. However, one Samoan family line has produced some of the finest wrestlers in the past and present, i.e. The Anoa’i Family. The Anao’i family includes The Rock, Roman Reigns, The Usos, Rikishi, Nia Jax, Umaga, and more.

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In this week’s WWE RAW, Nia Jax, one of the women representatives from the family, pulled off a quite popular finishing move of a WWE legend.

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Nia Jax pulls off Rikishi’s Iconic Stinkface Finisher

Last night on WWE RAW, Nia Jax, and Charlotte Flair faced Rhea Ripley and RAW Women’s Champion Nikki A.S.H. in a tag team match. It was Charlotte who chose Nia Jax as her partner for the match. Nia and Charlotte ultimately won the match as Charlotte ended up pinning Rhea for the win. But what caught the eye of wrestling fans was when Nia used Rikishi’s stink face move.

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Nia Jax, who belongs to the same family as Rikishi’s, certainly intended to pay homage to the WWE Hall of Famer. It has been a while since a wrestler pulled the move on TV and fans enjoyed watching it.

The dominance of the Anoa’i family in WWE

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The American Samoa Anoa’i family comprises several professional wrestlers. But what has surprised the fans is the dominance of the family members, be it in the past or present of WWE. Names such as The Rock, Umaga, Rikishi, and more, rocked the past. The Rock turned out to be the company’s face during his prime period at WWE. 

WWE has always trusted this family to deliver, and they have yet again produced phenomenal talents like Roman Reigns, The Usos, Nia Jax, and more.

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Nia Jax is currently working with Shayna Baszler as a tag team. The WWE Universe has felt that the separation of this duo, something that is long overdue, can happen anytime from here. With SummerSlam around the corner, WWE can finally end this tag team and let Shayna and Jax concentrate on their singles careers.

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Shijas Muhammed

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Shijas Muhammed is a WWE and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. Making his way into the final stage of his bachelor's degree, Shijas has been a lifelong WWE fan. He was captivated by the Attitude Era of WWE because of its star-studded locker room.

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