– Missing from TV in recent months is Nia Jax. She is currently out with some sort of leg injury and has been working at the WWE Performance Center according to PWInsider. She has been there for the past week rehabbing the leg.
In 2016, Nia was shocked to learned she would join the main roster thanks to the Superstar Shakeup. She stayed close to the main event, but it wasn’t until forming an alliance with Alexa Bliss did thing finally change. After Bliss used Nia, she returned the favor by winning the RAW Women’s Championship in one of the final WrestleMania 34 matches.
Fast forward to Money in the Bank where Nia was about to lose to Ronda Rousey before Bliss get involved and successfully cashed in Money in the Bank. Nia lost the title in under a minute to Bliss and the subsequent rematch at Extreme Rules. That marked her final appearance; dating back to July 15.
No word on how long Nia will be out, but she was not included in season two of the Mixed Match Challenge. There’s lot of talent in Nia and her be yourself campaign really sends out the right message to fans.
– At yesterday’s SmackDown, on-again, off-again superstar James Ellsworth was spotted backstage. He was there to film something relating to the female WWE superstars, per PWInsider. We are not sure if the project is has to the WWE Network, a DVD or something involving Evolution.
Ellsworth first made a name for himself losing a squash match to Braun Strowman on RAW. He would return and even secured some wins over WWE Champion AJ Styles with assstance from Dean Ambrose. He later joined Carmella and helped her become the first Miss Money in the Bank contract winner. He was let go before she cashed in to become SmackDown Women’s Champion.
There was some controversy in a backstage segment where Carmella had Ellsworth follow her around wearing a leash. Around that time, Ellsworth was treated like dirt by Carmela and people seemed to respond in a negative way. He returned at this years Money in the Bank to help Carmella defeat Asuka and did the same at Extreme Rules.
During this second run, Ellsworth was paid per appearance and later fired by SmackDown General Manager Paige to write him out of storylines as creative had nothing else.