FORMER WWE Raw Women's and Tag Team Champion Nia Jax has told fans a ring return is 'highly unlikely'.
She was one of a number of November releases made by Vince McMahon’s company.
And she has now changed her Twitter name to Lina Fanene.
It led to speculation from fans that Jax, real name Saveline Fanene, had changed her 'ring' name – rumours she has swiftly put to bed.
The name change actually suggests she has retired from the WWE, with Jax admitting she is unlikely to ever return to the ring.
Fanene wrote on Twitter to her over half a million followers: "Lol! Newflash..Lina is my real name. It’s not another “ring” name.
"It’s just MY NAME, the name given to me at birth. Calm TF down trolls.
"In all fairness, “Opponent Crippler” would be a SOLID front runner if I ever decide to wrestle again. but it’s highly unlikely."
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The 37-year-olds real name is Savelina Fanene, but her friends and family call her Lina.
Fanene claimed at the start of the month that she had been axed from the WWE while on a mental health break.
She revealed on Instagram she had asked for time off, but had been released 'without consultation'.
But according to the New York Post, one of the reasons Jax was given her marching orders was because she's yet to receive her Covid jab.
An excerpt of the report read: "A source with knowledge of WWE's operations told The Post that one of the reasons Nia Jax, a former WWE Raw women's champion, was released is that she is unvaccinated."
Jax made her opposition to being vaccinated known in an Instagram story update in November 2020.
Citing a post with unverified figures of the vaccine's efficacy, she wrote: "God made my immune system and I trust him the most.
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