If you've been watching WWE television for even the past few years, we're sure you remember a moment from a 2021 episode of Monday Night Raw involving Nia Jax, a ring apron, and a missed leg-drop.
Jax's opponent, Lana, moved out of the way, and when Nia landed hard on the apron, she shouted "my hole." As you might expect, it wasn't long before the clip went viral, spawning multiple memes that are still widely circulated online.
Jax usually avoids discussing the rather bizarre incident in any detail, but finally offered an explanation during a recent virtual signing (via PostWrestling.com).
"So, it was during the COVID era, right? ‘My hole’ was during the COVID era. We have a lot more freedom during the COVID era and I had discussed it actually with Triple H before when we were rehearsing the match, and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, you want me to do a leg drop on the apron?’ And I was like, ‘My freaking butthole’s gonna…’ So it was more of a joke to pop Hunter and Vince (McMahon) in Gorilla. It was literally more to make them laugh. So when I did it, that was the intention and then when I got backstage and saw that everybody was texting me about ‘my hole’ trending, that’s not what my intention was.”
Jax went on to reveal that "Mu Hole" merch was planned before the plug was pulled.
"There was a ‘my hole’ shirt that was in production with merch. I spoke to the head merch guy and he said it was just going through the channels to be approved and then I don’t know what happened. I think somebody was just like, well we don’t want her to turn into a gimmick."