Here is one woman who is famous for her beauty and physical strength, a rare combination which has actually put her ahead of a whole lot of her peers. Nia Jax is an Australian-born American professional wrestler in the WWE as well as a plus-sized model. You will learn more about her bio, relationship and body statistics in the paragraphs coming below.
Bio of Nia Jax (Savelina Fanene)
Savelina Fanene who is more popularly known by the stage name Nia Jax was born on the 29th of May, 1984 in Sydney, Australia and was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and at a later time, San Diego, California. She is of Samoan and German ancestry. Her parents are Joseph and Renate Fanene and Nia is as well a cousin to former professional wrestler, American actor, voice actor, and producer Dwayne Johnson, The Rock.
When Nia and her parents moved to San Diego, California, she attended Palomar College in San Marcos, California where she was an active member of the school’s college basketball team. Nia was so good as a basketball player that she became an indispensable member of the team and even got a basketball college scholarship to Palomar University where she continued playing for the next 4 years she was a student there.
At a later time, she began modeling and bodybuilding as a professional in California but would later fall in love with wrestling after watching her cousin The Rock and John Cena fight a “Once in a Lifetime Match” at WrestleMania XXVIII. Convinced that wrestling was the path for her, she signed her first WWE contract in 2014 and was assigned to their NXT development category.
NXT and RAW Wrestling Career
She made her ring debut on May 7, 2015, with the ring name Zada as a team with Devin Taylor in an NXT House Show. The match ended in a loss to Bayley and Carmella. By August of 2015, she changed her ring name to “Nia Jax.”
She fought for the first time as a single wrestler against Evie on the October 14 episode of NXT and won. This set her on a winning streak as she went on to defeat various enhancement talents including NXT Diva, Carmella. She later teamed up with Eva Marie as “The Power Alliance” but this didn’t last as Nia Jax began a feud with Bayley, another NXT development talent for the NXT Women’s Championship while Eva went in another direction.
On June 8, 2016, at NXT TakeOver: The End, she got her title game and won but was unable to retain the title belt. She lost her last and final NXT match against Asuka on the on December 28 episode for the NXT Women’s Championship.
Nia Jax made her RAW debut on July 2015 with a win over Britt Baker and went on a winning streak once again by defeating all that crossed her path including Alicia Fox, Bayley, Becky Lynch, and Sasha Banks. Nia made her debut appearance in Wrestlemania on the 2nd of April 2016 in Wrestlemania 33 in a 4-way elimination match for the Raw Women’s Championship. She eliminated Mickie James, Bayley, Emma, and Dana Brooke consecutively before losing to Sasha Banks. However, on the 24th of February 2017, she made a comeback by defeating Banks on WWE WWE Live: Road To Wrestlemania (RAW).
Nia won her first career title in Wrestlemania 34 against her former best friend, Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss after the latter turned Nia to a fan favorite by mocking and body shaming her. She defeated her again on May 6th in defense of the title.
Husband or Boyfriend
Nia Jax who is tipped to be a WWE champion in 2018 is poised to achieve that and seems not to be ready to allow anything to make her lose focus. Part of the sacrifices for some to achieve this feat include not having a husband.
Nia Jax is currently not married and has never been. However, she is not totally averse to love as she was previously in a relationship with NXT superstar Josh Woods from 2014 to 2016. Since their break up, the 2 have remained good friends with each other and nothing more.
Size (Height and Weight)
The power woman Nia Jax is one of the tallest women in WWE with a height of 6 feet or 1.83 m. With this height, she weighs about 123 kg or 272 which makes her a bit bulky to be easily overcome by her fellow wrestlers in the ring.