Alexa Bliss is unable to work the Money In The Bank ladder match. It is said that her injury isn’t serious, but she isn’t medically cleared. Now it appears that the company has a replacement ready that they already had set up.
Bryan Alvarez noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that some people were wondering why WWE had Nikki Cross act as Bliss’ replacement on RAW and end up winning her match. The reason was because WWE knew about Bliss’ injury and they were preparing Nikki Cross to take her place.
“The one woman not in Money In The Bank won that match. What in the world is going on here? It’s ridiculous… well, amazingly it wasn’t ridiculous.”
“Alexa Bliss was injured and they weren’t sure if she was going to be cleared in time for Money In The Bank so they made the decision that they were going to put Nikki Cross in the match, Nikki Cross was going to win. Therefore, if Alexa Bliss wasn’t cleared Nikki Cross could take her spot and in fact, that is exactly what is happening.”
Alexa Bliss has been removed from the Money In The Bank ladder match and it appears that means Nikki Cross is now in. This is great timing for her as Cross needed a big opportunity and a Money In The Bank ladder match could be the perfect place for her to really shine.
It should be noted that as of this writing, WWE’s article on Bliss’ injury still says “A suitable replacement for Alexa will be announced” and we have seen no such official announcement, but it is apparently coming.
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