Nia Jax is in Brooklyn for SummerSlam weekend. She has been off WWE television for the last couple of weeks and indicated on social media that she has been doing some rehab on her body.
Jax told the media on Friday that she is not injured but acknowledged that she has been doing some physical therapy.
I was told that she’s had nagging back issues but nothing too serious. It is the same reason why she took some time off around October of last year. She is expected back on WWE TV soon, possibly as soon as this Monday on Raw.
As noted here several times, WWE has been more open to giving wrestlers time off. Matt Hardy, for example, is taking some time off to do rehab on his lower back. The crowded roster gives WWE more flexibility to rotate talent. Daniel Bryan is expected to sign a new deal but he will be working a limited schedule going forward. So, for all of the criticism about certain wrestlers being excluded from SummerSlam, keep in mind that more wrestlers are employed by the company than ever before and the time off is a good thing.