|Date of Birth:||1984 May 29|
|Age:||33 years old|
|occupation||American professional wrestler|
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Savelina Fanene best known by her ring name Nia Jax is an American plus-size model, bodybuilder, and professional wrestler. She is currently signed to WWE and appears on the Raw brand. She is the cousin of American actor, voice actor, producer, and professional wrestler, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Savelina Fanene was born on 29 May 1984, in Sydney, Australia and was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She and her parents Joseph and Renate Fanene later moved to San Diego, California, where sh attended Palomar College in San Marcos, California. During her school days, she used to play college basketball. She has also done modeling and bodybuilding in California.
Fanene began her wrestling career after she was signed to WWE in early 2014, where she was allowed to perform in the developmental territory NXT. On May 7, 2015, she made her introduction at an NXT house show under the ring name Zada. In her first match, she teamed up with Devin Taylor and fought Bayley and Carmella in a tag team match. Later in August, she changed her ring to Nia Jax.
After a series of introductory all through September, Jax made her debut single match against Evie on the October 14 episode of NXT, where she won. Following, Jax went on a winning streak, defeating various enhancement talents and NXT Diva Carmella, setting up herself as a villainess. In November, Jax formed a partnership with Eva Marie and started her first feud with Bayley over the NXT Women's Championship.
Jax came back to the ring after a month of inactivity due to a storyline damage, with a win over Liv Morgan on January 27, 2016, an episode of NXT. On the May 25 episode of NXT, Jax won a triple threat match over Alexa Bliss and Carmella to end up noticeably the main contender to Asuka's NXT Women's Championship. Jax got her title game on June 8 at NXT TakeOver: The End, but was unsuccessful in retaining the title belt. On the 20th July episode of NXT, Jax wrestles with Bayley, where Jax lost, and that became her last match in NXT.
Subsequent to being drafted from NXT to the Raw brand as a significant aspect of the 2016 WWE draft which occurred on July 19, Jax made her main roster debut for the brand on July 25, where she defeated local contender Britt Baker and went ahead to begin another streak by beating many others. On September 5, Jax had a backstage encounter with Alicia Fox, resulting in a match between them on September 12. The match ended in a no contest after Jax performed a spear on Fox through the ringside barricade. On September 25, Jax defeated Fox using pinfall at the Clash of Champions pre-show.
On the October 31 episode of Raw, Jax would defeat Bayley in singles rivalry after being declared as the member for the Raw Women's team at the Survivor Series pay-per-view event. At the event on November 20, Jax wiped out through submission by Becky Lynch, but Team Raw would wind up defeating Team SmackDown in 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match.
On 19 December 19, Jax beat an injured Sasha Banks in the storyline, which would prompt to Banks diverting and costing Jax during her number one contender's match against Bayley on January 2, 2017, an episode of Raw; this would drive to a match between the two at the Royal Rumble pre-show on 29 January, where Jax was victorious.
On 2nd April, Jax made her debut at WrestleMania 33 in a four-way elimination match for the Raw Women's Championship, which was at last won by Bayley. On the June 26 episode of Raw, Jax faced in a #1 contender's gauntlet match for Alexa Bliss's Raw Women's Championship, eliminating Mickie James, Bayley, Emma, Dana, and Brooke consecutively, before being defeated by the last competitor, Sasha Banks via submission. On Feb 24th, 2017, Jax defeats Sasha Banks on WWE WWE Live: Road To Wrestlemania (Raw).
According to her social profile, Nia Jax is not yet married and is possibly single as well. Fanene belongs to Samoan and German ancestry and is a member of the Anoa?i family. A fan of wrestling since her childhood, Fanene decided to pursue a career in wrestling after watching Johnson perform at WrestleMania XXVIII.
Survivor of Car Accident
On August 2, 2014, Jax and her aunt, Ata Maivia-Johnson (mother of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson), were hit head-on in the latter's Cadillac Escalade car by a drunk driver as they were heading home from a charity event in Clermont, Florida. Fanene and Maivia-Johnson were hospitalized immediately with injuries after the incident. The other driver involved was subsequently charged with driving under the influence.