Nia Jax says that she “caught the bug” to wrestle again following her 2023 Royal Rumble appearance

During an appearance on Busted Open Radio, Nia Jax discussed her appearance at the 2023 WWE Royal Rumble PLE…

“I had just agreed to do the Rumble and just the ‘unsureity’ of myself right now, I wasn’t in the best shape and I wasn’t expecting to come back full-time because it takes a lot to come back full-time. I wasn’t expecting to come back full-time at the Rumble. I did catch the bug again when I got in the ring, I was like, ‘Oh this feeling, this adrenaline that comes through.’ I was breathing super hard before I went out.

I did catch the bug after being in the Rumble where I was like, ‘Oh, maybe coming back would be a cool thing if the people do remember me.’ The only thing I’d want to do is come back and help anybody out I could. I’d love to add to the division. It would be something that I’d love to do.” (quote courtesy of

Since the event, Nia says she lost almost 50 pounds and she shared a photo of her physical transformation.