Nia Jax is also known as Savelina Fanene is a 38 years old American professional wrestler who now goes by her current ring name Lina Fanene. She was born on May 29, 1984, in Sydney, Australia to mother Renate Fanene and father Joseph Fanene. She was born in Sydney and then moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, where she was nurtured by her parents during her adolescent years. She is of German American origin. She did her schooling at Carlsbad High School, and her further education at Palomar College and California State University San Marcos. From her college days, she was a very athletic student she practised various sports like karate, kickboxing, judo and basketball until later when she finally found her true passion in wrestling. Nia belongs to a professional WWE wrestlers family former professional wrestler, actor and businessman Dwayne Johnson is also one of her cousins. Both of them are related to the Anoa’i family the well-known family of professional wrestlers. She decided to pursue a career in professional wrestling after seeing her cousin’s performance at WrestleMania XXVII. Nia is 6 ft tall and weighs 272 lb for her perfect build she received a scholarship in basketball previously and also had various other options to choose from she decided to go with her family’s legacy.
Nia Jax Best Friend
Nia Jax’s best friend is fellow 30-year-old American professional wrestler Alexa Bliss even though the two girls have completely opposite personalities they have remained friends from the very beginning of Nia’s professional wrestling career. In an interview, the girls shared their very first meeting and how they become such close friends. Nia opened up about during her first tryout for the WWE back then Nia was extremely nervous and arrived at the venue quite early when she tried to enter the venue she found out that the door was locked. Then Alexa Bliss opened the door for her and saved the day for her that is how the two of them came to know each other that later bloomed into a beautiful friendship between these two ladies. Nia then approached Alexa while she was totally occupied with her workout routine after Nia approached her the two of them got along really well. Alexa even revealed that from their very first conversation she knew that they will later become best of friends which later proved to be true as the two ladies have an extremely good bonding and they were seen often hanging out with each other during their day-offs. Even though it may seem like they are on-screen rivals but behind the camera the two ladies get along well they are really protective of each other, Alexa talked about Nia and her WrestleMania 34 RAW Women title she called Nia her best friend and she also revealed how happy she was to share this moment with her best friends the two ladies have stuck with each other through thick and thin it seems like those two share a lot in common that we outsiders might not know about.
Why are Nia and Alexa No Longer Friends?
Nia and Alexa’s friendship is most talked about when it comes to WWE friendship however this friendship seems to have fallen apart. The lifelong friends who have always stuck together long ago Nia unfollowed Alexa from her Twitter account and even liked many of the anti-posts related to Alexa. This incident further fueled the rumor that the friendship of these two ladies must be seeing turbulence. During WrestleMania 34 Alexa Bliss said some hurtful words for Nia which made her very annoyed with Bliss she started looking around for her in anger Kurt Angle made the two ladies battle for the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 34 title. Nia beat Bliss and took home the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 34 title the two later battled once again which Alexa won against Nia and Ronda Rousey, became the Women’s Champion for the third time.
Nia Jax Net Worth And Personal Life
Nia’s net worth is estimated to be around $0.5 million. Most of her earnings come from her WWE fixed salary which is $100,000 apart from this she earns her money from merchandise royalties and WWE PPV appearances. She models from time to time and makes some other earnings from sponsorship she has 1.7 million followers on her Instagram account where she promotes specific products with her followers and gets paid for that. Nia is not married and currently not dating anyone in the past she dated NXT superstar Josh Woods for 2 years. Nia is a very private person she has not openly talked about her relationship this was due to the 10-year-long toxic past relationship that left her with many emotional traumas before she dated Josh in the year 2014. American professional wrestler Luke Gallows openly spoke about his feelings and confirmed that he was dating Nia but as she does not like to make her personal life public she immediately broke up with the WWE Royal Rumble 2017 champion.
Is Nia Jax Related To Dwayne Johnson?
When Nia entered the WWE company many people thought that she is The Rock’s daughter which is not true at all so no, she is not The Rock’s daughter. Fans thought that she was related to former Dwayne Johnson which is not completely false because they are related however not in the way people assumed it to be. Actually, The Rock’s grandfather was the first cousin of Nia’s father Joseph Fanene the two of them are relatives and Dwayne is one of her cousins. She belongs to the Anoa’i family the wrestler family so she is related to many wrestlers like Amina, and Roman Reigns all of them are closely related to each other even if they do not keep in contact with each other now their families are related to each other and that is a fact. Nia has previously made it clear that Dwayne Johnson’s family does not provide her with any kind of support even though they are related she said that it’s sad because they are related but that does not matter to her as when she entered WWE she did not want others to know about her family she just wants to keep on the legacy and she respects her lineage and she always will.
Nia Jax Career
Nia began her career in basketball before she entered the WWE she also used to model side by side during her college years. She began her wrestling career with NXT in 2014 where is battled with Evie in a singles match. Nia faced Alicia Fox and Sasha Banks during her early career Nia Jax’s first win was RAW Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 34 which she won against Alexa Bliss. But later she challenged Ronda Rousey which she later lost to Alexa Bliss. After many failed attempts Nia faced Ronda Rousey but failed to defeat her at TLC and lost the title of RAW Women’s Champion to Ronda. In her WWE career, she won a total of 3 titles WWE RAW Women’s Championship and 2 times the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship. Nia has now parted ways with WWE and took retirement currently she is not related to any wrestling activities at the moment. She is spending her free time looking after herself you can check out what she is up to these on her social networks where she keeps her fans updated about her day-to-day activities. Even though she has now retired from the wrestling game she keeps herself fit as you can see from her workout posts on social media.
Nia Jax Retirement
Nia retired at the age of 37 from WWE when she changed her name to Lina Fanene on her official Twitter account fans assumed that she might be making a return but she made it pretty clear that it is her real name and she does not want to return to the ring at the moment. She keeps her fans updated about her day-to-day life through her Twitter and Instagram accounts it seems like she is quite enjoying her time after her retirement from the WWE and it seems almost impossible for her to return to the ring in future. However, fans are still not okay with her retirement they hope she will make a return sometime in future. Fans got surprised this year when rumours of two ladies coming back to the ring after their long hiatus Nia Jax and Lana will battle in the Wrestling Entertainment Series started going around. Nia took her Twitter account to address the fans that they should not buy any tickets thinking that she will be there because she won’t. Wrestling Entertainment Series was promoting her without her notice to make the fans attend their series. Nia made it pretty clear that she has no idea why they were keeping her pictures on the posters but she won’t be there so the fans need to be aware of what is going around on social media.