Fanene's accomplishments include winning the Raw Women's Championship once and the Women's Tag Team Championship two times with Shayna Baszler.
Savelina Fanene was born on May 29, 1984, in Sydney, Australia, and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Fanene is of Samoan and German ancestry. She is a relative of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson;
She was signed by WWE in early 2014 and was assigned to their developmental territory NXT, based at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. She made her in-ring debut on May 7, 2015, at an NXT house show under the ring name Zada, where she and Devin Taylor were defeated by Bayley and Carmella in a tag team match. In August, her ring name was changed to Nia Jax
Nia Jax was apparently paid half of what was owed to her and that was also due to asking for that money upfront. Other talents were said to be given flight credits to stay at home. Several wrestlers based out of the UK have also told Fightful that they have not been paid by the promotion.
The former Authors Of Pain were set to be big factors on the show as they were going to reunite with former NXT manager Paul Ellering. Several of the talents on the show were going to work the event as a favor to them, however, numerous names listed on the card were first made aware of the event’s cancellation only when WES released the aforementioned statement.