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Nia Jax says she was on a mental break, WWE never brought up her vaccination status before releasing her

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Nia Jax issued a statement on her Instagram account about her WWE release. She noted that she was on a mental health break and she recently asked for more time off after WWE sent her the schedule for her return to the ring. Jax also noted that her vaccination status was never mentioned to her and she was not given any options or choices on the matter.

Here is her full statement:

"I usually keep my personal life private, but yesterday's reports leave me with no option but to clarify matters. I recently took a short leave of absence from WWE for a mental health break. I've been working through so much — more than I can share — and so I took some time, with the full support of the company, to take care of myself.

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Earlier this week, after WWE sent me my schedule to return to the ring for the November 15 show, I asked for an extension to my mental health break, feeling that I needed more time, and hoping I would have the ongoing support of the company I have given my all to for the past 7 years. I did not receive a response. The next I heard, I was being released. My vaccination status was never mentioned. I wasn't given any choices or options.

It breaks my heart to be so abruptly let go, without consultation, when dealing with so much privately. I loved my career at WWE, I love the men and women I worked with, and I am going to need time to process this huge loss. I appreciate those people who have shown understanding and compassion during an incredibly difficult time."