WATCH: When Nia Jax Almost Ended Charlotte Flair’s Career with Series of Botches

Published 01/04/2021, 8:30 AM EST


Back in 2017, Nia Jax almost injured Charlotte Flair to a grave extent when she botched twice during the same match.

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On an episode of Monday Night Raw, Nia Jax was supposed to execute a Shoulder Breaker and sell Flair’s signature move, the moonsault. Unfortunately, both the times, she pushed her opponent to the brink of severe danger.

While trying to execute the first move, Charlotte Flair’s head bumped against Jax’s knee. She knew she botched because while Flair was recovering, Jax was right by her side.

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Coming to the moonsault, Jax missed the catch and Charlotte Flair landed on her face. This could have ended with major injuries and concussions.

Nia Jax had been training as a professional wrestler for a few years in 2017. Considering it’s a contact sport, even a decade of training falls short in case the athlete cannot execute proper form.

This is an issue Jax has been facing from the beginning. She has come under the spotlight often for injuring her opponents and botching basic moves.

Nia Jax severely injured another Superstar

Another famous example of her botches is her misdirected punch at Becky Lynch during Survivor Series.

It so happened that all the Superstars taking part in the Raw vs. SmackDown Women’s match got into a huge brawl. When it ended, ‘The Man’ was seen walking around with a bloodied face.

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After reviewing the tapes, WWE revealed that Nia Jax punched Lynch right on her nose. Not only did she suffer an injury, but it led to a severe concussion. To add salt to injury, she had to forego the chance of participating at Survivor Series, which would have given her career a huge push.

While Lynch was out of action for a while because of this, Jax came under the spotlight and secured a spot for herself.

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Fans have argued that Nia should spend some more time at the performance center to hone her skills. What do you think of this? Let us know in the comments section.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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