Nia Jax reveals new ring name after being controversially axed by WWE as she prepares for return to sport

FORMER WWE star Nia Jax has revealed her new ring name as she prepares for a wrestling return.

The former Raw Women’s champion was a surprise name in the latest releases made by Vince McMahon’s company.


The powerhouse, 37, has regularly featured on TV and even held the tag titles with Shayna Baszler this year.

After her departure was announced, Jax revealed that she had actually requested a leave of absence from WWE due to her mental health struggles.

Due to the terms and conditions of her exit, she is believed to have a 90-day non-compete clause, the star is unable to instantly go and work for any rival promotions.

However, she is preparing for the day that she is free by revealing her new in-ring name.

The grappler broke the news by changing her Twitter profile name to ‘Lina Fanene’ as well as sharing a link to her fansite.

Jax’s real name is Savelina Fanene but her friends and family call her Lina.

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It's claimed the remaining wrestlers on the WWE roster were told the releases were made due to 'budget cuts'.

But news of the cuts came on the same day the WWE announced their impressive third-quarter results.

The company reported £189million ($255.8m) in revenue for the quarter, a figure which represented a 15 per cent year-over-year increase.

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