Nia Jax On Facing Ronda Rousey At WWE MITB, Bullying Storyline With Alexa Bliss, Bianca Belair

WWE kicked off a campaign for a 2018 Emmy Awards nomination with their inaugural "For Your Consideration" (FYC) Emmy event at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California on Wednesday. "FYC" events are directed towards members of awards voting groups in the entertainment industry, including the groups that vote on the Academy Awards and the Emmys.

On the red carpet, WWE Raw Women's Champion Nia Jax spoke with Red Carper Report about her upcoming title match against Ronda Rousey at WWE Money in the Banks.

"It puts everything into perspective, I used to watch Ronda Rousey kill it in the UFC and she's considered the 'Baddest Woman on the Planet' and now I get to face her, I challenged her for [the title] at WWE Money in the Bank," Jax said. "It gives me goosebumps about what's going to happen and I don't even know what's going to happen."

In regards to who she'd still like to face, Jax had a number of names in mind, including a couple from NXT.

"I'd love to work with Charlotte Flair, she's the best athlete in our company," Jax responded. "Some girls down in NXT, we have Bianca Belair and Aliyah. One of the newcomers, Ember Moon, she's killing it as well. Anybody from the Riott Squad."

Jax wrapped up a story with her real-life friend Alexa Bliss where Bliss (along with Mickie James) bullied Nia Jax about her size and look. Ultimately, Jax thought it was great for WWE to have a story like that because it's something people - including herself - have to deal with in real life.

"I get bullied for my size, my weight, and my look constantly," Jax said. "It's something that I glad we touched on in WWE. I'm glad we touched on it because it's real, it's something that happens in real life to kids all the time, especially in the age of cyber bullying. I'm glad we were able to touch on it and show people how to overcome, stand up for yourself, and be proud of who you are."

You can check out her full interview in the video above.

If you use any of the quotes in this article, please credit Red Carpet Report with an H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.


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