Nia Jax, a well-known female WWE Superstar, was widely recognized for her dominant presence in the wrestling ring. Despite a somewhat inconsistent stint in NXT, where she engaged in sporadic feuds with wrestlers such as Asuka, she left a lasting impression on her supporters. When she departed from WWE in 2021, many believed that her professional wrestling career had come to a close. However, her participation in the Women’s Royal Rumble in January demonstrated that Jax was happy to be remembered by her fans.
Jax made an unexpected return to the Women’s Royal Rumble match as the 30th entrant, impressing the Alamodome crowd and reminding them of her previous status as a WWE RAW Women’s Champion. Fans were relieved when she was eliminated after several women teamed up to take her down, as they feared she might win the entire match.
During a virtual signing hosted by East Coast Autograph Auctions, Jax reflected on her appearance at the 2023 Women’s Royal Rumble match. She expressed her joy at surprising her fans with her return and admitted to feeling anxious before entering the ring, uncertain if she was still remembered. Jax chose not to comment on why her music played before the timer hit zero, stating that someone was just eager for her comeback. While some fans hoped that her appearance meant she was returning permanently, Jax revealed that she experienced mixed emotions and nervousness throughout the entire experience.
“I’m glad it was a surprise for everybody (2023 Royal Rumble appearance). I was actually really happy that people remembered me. I was nervous right before I walked out like, what if nobody remembers me? And I walked out in the Rumble and it’s dead air.
No comment (she said when asked why her music played before the timer hit zero). I can’t say. I know, but I can’t say. But let’s just say somebody was super excited for me to be back and prematurely hit my music. But they were really happy I was back. Let’s say that. But that’s all I’m gonna say (she smiled). They (some fans) were hoping it was more of a permanent thing… I almost cried myself. I was nervous, a nervous wreck.”