top of page

Nikki Cross Returns After Nikki A.S.H’s death

Nikki A.S.H no longer exists; Nikki Cross has returned.

The first women’s segment of the evening featured a backstage interview between Candice LeRae and Cathy Kelley before we move on to the return of Nikki Cross. Candice recently discussed her life, including how she transitioned from NXT to motherhood to career uncertainty to Raw. She says the encouraging words and keeping in touch with Alexa Bliss, Asuka, and Bianca Belair allowed her to travel to Raw.

While Bayley is requesting that Cathy leave, Damage CTRL would enter. She says Alexa and Asuka are “put on the shelf” and won’t help LeRae. LeRae wonders if the trio is trying to prove they rule the women’s division. She sees IYO SKY’s untrustworthiness, Dakota Kai’s spitefulness, and Bayley’s Raw Women’s Champion status. LeRae attacked as the camera fell.

Before facing Bayley, Bianca Belair was interviewed backstage. Belair says Bayley has killed all her friends and she will finish her rival tonight. Bayley’s rivalry is more important to her than the title. LeRae suffered a “shoulder injury” from Damage CTRL’s attack backstage, the commentary said prior to the main event. Both women had time to shine in the main event. Bayley needed to win to return to a title match.

Bayley’s KOD on Belair was a highlight. Belair countered her finisher with a Bayley to Belly but couldn’t pin her. Bayley later attempted a Bayley to Belly from the middle ropes but nearly fell. IYO and Dakota cleaned Belair’s commentator desk after the match. Belair slammed Bayley on the table, then the ringpost, and finally the ring apron.

The official appeared at ringside after the tag team champs kept interfering. He demands their ringside expulsion. Unknown at the time, someone suddenly hit a cross body off the ringpost, knocking out Dakota, IYO, and the referee!

Since the person’s face wasn’t shown, commentary kept asking who that was. Returning to the ring, Belair had won the match, but there was no referee present. It was Nikki Cross!

Cross attacks Belair after the referee changes. Bayley defeats Belair with Rose Plant as the new referee counts three. Cross attacks Bayley too! Cross ends the show in the ring surrounded by destruction.


bottom of page