Last week Nikki Cross lost a match on Main Event in her first opportunity as a Raw Superstar, and afterwards reflected on the loss with a previously uncharacteristic somberness, hinting at a major change in her character.
That change came to fruition this week on Monday Night Raw when a seemingly depressed Cross ran into Alexa Bliss backstage and struck up an unlikely friendship. She even offered to replace the so-called Goddess in her Fatal 4-Way match, after she allegedly lost her luggage and ring gear.
Nikki would go on to win that Fatal 4-Way match over Naomi, Dana Brooke and Natalya, scoring her first big victory on the red brand in an impression fashion. She then set up a ladder after the bout and helped her new friend climb to the top and pose with the Money in the Bank briefcase.
Given Bliss’ track record, it’s likely they are slow-building a program between the two that will eventually lead to Cross realizing she’s being manipulated. You can check out the promo from Raw in the video below, as well as Cross’ reaction to winning her first Raw match in the video above.
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