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Nia Jax Talks Roman Reigns’ Leukemia Battle, His Affect On The Locker Room

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The WWE and its fans are still recovering after the shocking announcement by now-former Universal Champion Roman Reigns on Monday Night RAW two weeks back that he was battling leukemia and taking a leave of absence to get well.

While Roman’s words certainly had an affect on the WWE Universe and roster, one member of the roster was impacted more than the others, Reigns’ cousin Nia Jax. Roman and Nia, along with Tamina, The Rock and SmackDown Live’s The Usos are of course all part of the same family tree, the famed Samoan Wrestling Dynasty.

Nia spoke with SportBible.com yesterday prior to RAW in Manchester and discussed Reigns’ public revelation and how it affected the locker room:

“He’s such a quiet, humble person. Roman Reigns is this larger than life, Superman character but the true Joe, Joe Anoa’i is a very shy humble guy and he’s super giving and loving. So that’s why when the news came out everybody was hit hard. I feel like that day there was just a hole in the entire locker room. He gives advice to everybody and he’s always there for everybody. And he carried the company on his shoulders on his shoulders for the last few years. There’s nothing he would say no to and he works his butt off. We thank him so much for all the contributions he’s given. I think we’re all still getting used to it. I think everybody’s trying to find their footing now we’ve lost our Superman.”

The former RAW Women’s Champion would also let us in on a little secret, saying she gathered all of the female Superstars at WWE’s Evolution pay-per-view on October 28th send a tribute to ‘The Big Dog’ just before the event that she also did on the broadcast with Tamina:

“It was so important. Prior to that, I had all the girls, present, past and future, do that tribute to him privately. I sent him a text and it was a video of him, my cousin Tamina and my aunt (Ata Johnson, The Rock’s mother). Then we had all the girls do the ‘OOH AHH!’ [Reigns’ battle cry] and he really loved it. It was really important.”

Quotes c/o SportBible

 

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NXT UK TV Taping Results from Glasgow Night 2

Night 2 taping results, including the formation of a new stable!

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See the results from today’s WWE NXT UK tapings!

Following on from the first night of taping in the Braehead arena in Glasgow how would WWE NXT UK continue the momentum from the previous night.

  • Kenny Williams beat BT Gunn
  • Walter, Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner cut a promo. They refer to themselves as Imperium. British Strong Style came out which leads to a mass brawl.
  • Wolfgang & Mark Coffey & beat Carlos Ramero & A-kid
  • Kassius Ohno beat Gentlemen Jack Gallagher
  • Toni Storm beat Nina Samuels to retain the NXT UK Women’s Championship
  • The Hunt beat Saxon Huxley & Tyson T-Bone
  • Imperium beat British Strong Style thanks to interference from Alexander Wolfe
  • Kay Lee Ray beat Kasey Owens
  • Noam Dar beat Mark Andrews
  • Grizzled Young Veterans cut a in ring promo furious about having to defend their titles at Download.
  • Jinny & Jazzy Gabert beat Isla Dawn & Xia Brookside
  • Travis Banks beat Joe Coffey, Dave Mastiff & Jordan Devlin to become the number 1 contender to the UK Championship


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NXT UK TV Taping Results from Glasgow Night 1

See what happened at the tapings (night 1)!

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Spoilers results from today’s NXT UK TV taping.

The first TV taping since Pete Dunne’s historic 600+ day reign was ended at the hands of Walter in New York. How would this change the landscape of NXT UK? We find out as they hold their first TV taping outside of England from the Braehead arena in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Kassius Ohno beat Oliver Carter
  • Sid Scala comes on the big screen announcing there would be qualifying matches for a fatal 4 way to determine the number 1 contender for the UK Championship.
  • Moustache Mountain beat The Hunt
  • Joe Coffey beat Flash Morgan Webster to qualify for the 4 way.
  • Nina Samuels beat Kasey Owens
  • Walter beat Pete Dunne to retain the UK Championship with help from Aichner & Barthel.
  • Piper Niven beat Jamie Hayter
  • Jordan Devlin beat Ligero to qualify for the 4 way.
  • Ilja Draganov beat Jack Starz
  • On the screen we see Amir Jordan being taken to the trainers room.
  • Xia Brookside vs Killer Kelly goes to a no contest when Jinny comes out with Jazzy Gabert. Kelly abandons Xia who is attacked by Jazzy.
  • Dave Mastif beat Wolfgang to qualify for the 4 way. Gallus beat Mastif down after the match.
  • Travis Banks beat Joseph Conners to qualify for the 4 way.
  • Rhea Ripley cuts a promo saying the fans aren’t going to get to see her wrestle and she talks trash about Piper Niven.
  • Grizzled Young Veterans beat Kenny Williams & Noam Dar to retain the NXT UK Tag Team Championships.
  • After the match Gallus tease beating up Gibson & Drake but align with them to attack Williams & Dar. Moustache Mountain come out to make the save.Moustache Mountain, Kenny Williams & Noam Dar beat Joe Coffey, Mark Coffey & the Grizzled Young Veterans


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