Nia Jax took part in media rounds at WrestleMania 35 weekend and among other things, she talked about the reason for her match against Dean Ambrose not happening, breaking Becky Lynch’s face.
On the topic of Jax’s match against Dean Ambrose, which was advertised for a live event on February 22nd which didn’t happen, she said:
“Unfortunately, my schedule was messed—they didn’t have my schedule right. I had Total Divas work that I had to go to, so it was more like the scheduling was off and we couldn’t make it work.
I don’t want to say 100% because his wife is around here somewhere, but he was scared of me. [laughs] He’s the one that asked for it to be scrapped. Just saying.”
She was also asked which female NXT superstar she’d like to see on the main roster, to which she said Bianca Belair.
“Bianca Belair is definitely my favorite, for sure you have to watch out for her coming up in the ranks. Hopefully she comes up soon. It’d be cool to see her add another flavor to the roster. She’s such an incredible athlete and she’s strong.”
When talking about the Wrestlemania main event, Nia Jax said an accident ultimately led to something really good for the female WWE superstars:
“In the moment, it was a crazy, crazy—we had the big brawl and everybody was coming in, punches were being thrown left and right. When it happened I didn’t realize what I had done, but it turned into something amazing. Something unfortunate that happened in the moment turned into something incredible, and look to where it’s led. [Becky Lynch] is main eventing WrestleMania. To be fair, if she would’ve been in that Survivor Series match with Ronda, she might not have been able to have this incredible feud and match that she’s having on Sunday.”
When the interviewer joked about Becky Lynch owing her spot in the main event to Nia, she said she does deserve credit in a way for making things come together.
“I 100% believe that I have a big part in booking the main event. I had put over Ronda for a year, then I punched Becky in the face to get her there, so I think somebody needs to cough it up to me a little bit.” [laughs]