During an appearance on The Bump, Nia Jax revealed that Joey Mercury offered her tremendous words of encouragement following her first ever match. Here’s what she had to say:
I will never forget my tryout. There was an obvious difference between me and the other girls. They were fitness models and bodybuilders. I walked in with no makeup, hair up in a ponytail, ready to sweat, and these girls had their hair and makeup done. I was not even close to that.
I never thought in a million years that I would ever get this job. I remember after my first match one of the coaches, Joey Mercury, came up to me and said, “Just so you know, you’re my first-round pick. I said, ‘What,’ and he said, ‘Your body, your size, you’re unique and you will be incredible.’ It was so cool.
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