Recently Released WWE Superstar Says It’s “Highly Unlikely” They’ll Wrestle Again

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Lina Farene, formerly known as Nia Jax, has admitted that she is “highly unlikely” to wrestle again after being released by WWE.

Nia Jax, the former Raw Women’s Champion, was released by WWE on November 4th after a seven-year run with the company. Jax was one of 18 Superstars let go at the beginning of November, with the WWE citing budget cuts as the primary reason for the departures.

However, it was later revealed that Jax was “openly unvaccinated” against COVID-19, which was said to have contributed to her release. In response, the former NXT Superstar stated that her lack of vaccinations had nothing to do with her departure from WWE.

The star has now removed the name ‘Nia Jax’ from her social media handles and website, reverting to her birth name Lina Fanene. This prompted some to wonder if the name was simply a new ring-name.

Fanene took to social media to announce that she would no longer be using an alias and would instead use her real name. She went on to criticise those who have suggested she is dangerous in the ring before revealing that it is “highly unlikely” she will ever wrestle again:

Lol! Newflash..Lina is my real name. It’s not another “ring” name. It’s just MY NAME, the name given to me at birth. Calm TF down trolls. In all fairness, “Opponent Crippler” would be a SOLID front runner if I ever decide to wrestle again. but it’s highly unlikely”

Fanene stated on social media following her release that she had been taking a break from WWE to care for her mental health. WWE then sent her a schedule stating that she would return to action on November 15th. She stated that she had requested an extension to her break at this point.

The former champion claimed in her statement that she was then informed of her release “without consultation.”

Fanene had been a WWE employee since 2014. She debuted on NXT and was promoted to the main roster two years later. Fanene won the Raw Women’s Championship once and the Women’s Tag Team Championship twice during her time with the company.