WWE News & Update: First Opponent for Nia Jax Revealed, and It’s Not Rhea Ripley

Published 09/25/2023, 6:30 PM EDT

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As the biggest pro wrestling promotion in the world, the WWE never runs short of surprises for its fans. Just when a storyline seems to become too predictable, Triple H and his team of creatives throw in the curveball to keep the WWE Universe guessing. While they fail at times, some moves from the Stamford-based promotion manage to strike a chord with the faithful. One such was the return of Nia Jax.

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Just days before Dwayne Johnson left millions in a state of hysteria with his return to SmackDown on September 15, his cousin, Nia Jax, surprised fans in RAW. Just minutes after her appearance, Jax already put a target on her back with her actions. Now, there are reports that the 39-year-old could start a feud with a prominent member of the RAW roster.

Who is Nia Jax rumored to fight next?

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Jax’s return coincided with a loss for Raquel Rodriguez, as she stunned the Texan with a vicious sneak attack during the latter’s match with Rhea Ripley. The action transpired during the September 11 episode of RAW. But not just Rodriguez, Jax also left Ripley in pain with an assault.

Surprisingly, none of her first two casualties is scheduled to lock horns with her. Instead, it’s Zoey Stark who will take on the former RAW Women’s Champion. The report was stated in a tweet by BWE. It said that the WWE is planning a big push for the 29-year-old.

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Stark recently graduated to the main roster from NXT. She has already shown promising signs, feuding with Becky Lynch as the understudy of Trish Stratus, during the Hall of Famer’s feud with The Man. However, tired of Stratus’ unappreciative nature, Stark turned on her and currently operates on her own.

While nothing has been confirmed yet, if Jax meets Stark, the two are likely to start a feud with the senior pro putting over the upcoming superstar. However, fans will have to wait for the episode to find out how things actually turn out.

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So, what’s your take on the news? Let us know in the comments.

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Sudipto Maity

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Sudipto is a WWE writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a PG degree in Mass Communication. Being an experienced journalist, Sudipto has interviewed WWE Superstars Alberto Del Rio and Sheamus and hopes to add some more names to that list.
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