Real Reason WWE Fired The Rock’s Cousin Nia Jax

Published 11/25/2021, 12:00 PM EST


WWE recently released multiple wrestlers from their contracts. However, one of the most shocking names on the released list was the former Raw Women’s Champion, Nia Jax, cousin of the WWE legend Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

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Jax was last seen on live TV when her former tag team partner Shayna Baszler attacked her and kayfabe broke the former champ’s elbow. However, the real reason Jax was off TV was that she herself asked for a leave to take care of her mental health.

Now, pro-wrestling industry veteran Dave Meltzer recently reported that WWE had cosmic plans for Jax. However, when she rejected WWE’s plea to come back, the push was given to Duodrop.

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The Rock’s cousin Jax was fired by the company once she decided to stay away a little longer to tend her mental health. Instead, WWE went to Duodrop, and this is the reason Doudrop turned into heel, to make her work just like Nia.

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)

Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio reported that WWE was high on Duodrop once she was bought in the limelight; the company wanted her to act heel-ish like Jax

“The Doudrop spot was probably the spot they wanted Nia Jax in. Because if you remember they wanted Nia Jax back by mid-November and when she said no that’s when they fired her and that is when the Doudrop thing started being, you know,” said Dave.

When can The Rock come back to WWE?

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After all the speculation that The Great One will show up on the Survivor Series PPV, he didn’t show up. However, the WWE subtly mentioned The Rock in various segments.

It looks like the former champ’s Hollywood schedule came in the way of him coming to WWE. However, the WWE Universe is still positive that Rock will show up against Roman Reigns.

Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, enters the ring to talk smack about his upcoming opponent John Cena during the WWE Raw event at Rose Garden arena in Portland, Ore., Monday February 27th, 2012. (Photo by Chris Ryan/Corbis via Getty Images)

The perfect time for Rock – Roman rivalry to blossom is WrestleMania. In that way, the stock in the rivalry and the gravitas will drastically get big, and the fans would love it.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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