Following Roman Reigns’ heartbreaking announcement last week that his leukemia had returned, Nia Jax paid tribute to her cousin at Evolution and afterward reflected on the moment.
Jax and Tamina Snuka — who is also related to Reigns — gave a nod to the “Big Dog” during the 20-woman battle royal by performing his signature battle cry at one point in the match.
“He’s one of the guys, other than being my family, who’s constantly supporting us, all the girls, giving us advice and really being there for us,” she explained after the match. “He deserved to be in there with us, so I’m so glad we were able to do that for him.”
In case you missed it, Jax eliminated Ember Moon at the end of the match to earn a future shot at Ronda Rousey‘s Raw Women’s Championship.
Watch her post-match interview below.