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Nia Jax to undergo double knee surgery soon

Nia Jax

Former Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax has been near the top of the women’s tag team division since the introduction of the titles. Along with her partner Tamina Snuka, she stalked and brutalized Bayley and Sasha Banks for months until the Women’s Tag Team Championship was won by the IIconics at WrestleMania.

With the duo stuck with nothing to chase at the moment, Jax decided that now would be the best time to have some much-needed surgery. In a tweet, she revealed that she’d been pushing through pain for a year, and would need to have both of her ACLs repaired.

It seems that Jax will be out for at least nine months, if not a year. She thanked everyone who supported her over the years and left them with “something to remember her by.”


  • CC

    Of course lighter people can have knee issues (I have had them since I as 9 or 10), but weight IS a factor. As someone who is trained in both animal and human nutrition I can tell you that one of the biggest problems with joint issues is obesity.
    Being obese or overweight in a physical job like WWE and it is not a case of if you will have knee and or hip problems, it is WHEN.

    She is not the most physical wrestler compared to the likes of Becky, Charlotte or Bayley etc, but what physicality she does puts undue stress on her joints, more so than the slimmer women.

    As I already said, this is a big reason why Mark Henry and Big Show have knee issues too. If you look at them, their legs bow out at the knees due to their weight.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    Oh well letโ€™s enjoy it while it lasts, only place she should be is future endeavoured

  • Keith Learmonth

    I’m not a particularly heavy person. I have a knee injury that’s been nagging me for 10 years now. Mine was caused by someone losing his balance while I was locked in the sharpshooter. Very minor incident on paper, but in reality, a lot can go wrong.

    What I’m saying is, this probably has less to do with Nia’s weight, and a lot more to do with the fact that wrestling is physical, and your knees can get messed up no matter what you do, or what you weigh.

    In fact, I’d argue that the fact that she’s been working through it for a while would lean towards it not being weight related at all. Probably something more like what I have, which is basically a hole in the middle of a tendon, where I can walk on it just fine, with a bit of pain, without much risk of it getting worse, but eventually, I’ll need to get it fixed.

  • CC

    You can be body positive all you want, but science tells us that you get fat and you put undue strain on your joints, especially your knees. This is why Big Show has always had knee issues, and the same reason Mark Henry has always had knee issues. These guys are not high flyers taking heavy bumps, but what their excess weight does is create the same kind of pressure that those big bumps do.

    She was not always this big, so it is entirely possible for her to get her weight down to a better manageable level. She does not have to try to be a skinny model, but she could certainly benefit from getting a figure closer to someone like Tamina’s.

  • rob

    SHE’S FAATT!! (Scott Steiners voice), poor knees

  • Solid

    Maybe take the time in rehab to lose a little weight so you don’t need another double knee surgery again soon?

  • Kristopher Robinson

    Womens roster can sleep in peace, for quite awhile lol