Here’s What We Know About Nia Jax’s WWE Absence

Nia Jax has been absent from WWE Raw for a couple of weeks. Why is she gone? That’s what we don’t know, but there is some new information about it.

There were some reports out this week saying that Jax had quit the company, but Mike Johnson of PWInsider reported today that it wasn’t true and that WWE sources denied that. Considering PWInsider is one of the most reliable wrestling sites out there, we tend to believe them.

The story from Johnson also noted that Jax wasn’t at this week’s Raw in Portland even though she was originally booked to be there. While not confirmed, a source told them that they believed it was going to be Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax at TLC, but with no Jax around they put Alicia Fox in that spot instead. PWInsider noted they reached out to WWE for a comment on Jax and have not heard back.

Regarding Jax’s role on Total Divas, the PWInsider story noted that Jax was going to film material for the show in New York City on Thursday and Friday, but those plans are off now. What that means is that Jax is completely off the road for the time being.

It was also reported today by Sports Illustrated‘s Justin Barrasso that Jax is frustrated with her current creative direction and pay scale. Keep in mind that Jax has only been on the main roster since July 2016 when the WWE brand split took place, so she hasn’t been on Raw for that long. Barrasso speculates that since Jax is 33-years-old with a lot of potential as a performer and a cousin of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, that WWE will do what they can to make her happy and that Jax will return soon with a larger paycheck as well.

We reached out to some sources in WWE and none of them knew what was up with Jax. It could be something where Jax is tired from traveling so much or maybe it’s a money issue as SI suggested. There could be some nagging injury too. There are plenty of things that could be the reason, but sitting here and speculating is a waste of time.

As far as social media goes, Jax hasn’t tweeted much in the last few days aside from retweets supporting Nikki Bella on Dancing with the Stars. Jax did offer up this tweet on Monday when she wasn’t at Raw.

For now, the woman with the catchy theme song about how she’s not like most girls is sitting at home away from WWE, but it wouldn’t surprise us if she’s back in action soon.