Vince McMahon makes whatever calls he wants to in WWE. It is his company and things only need to make sense to him. This could have caused a recent name change for Nikki Cross to come about.

Cross is now Nikki A.S.H, for “Almost A Superhero.” That new name debuted this week on RAW. The company is really making use of her superhero character, but that name change might have come about for another reason.

During Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez received a question about Nikki Cross’ new name in WWE. It was theorized that WWE changed up her name because Karrion Kross is on his way to the main roster and they didn’t want to confuse the names. This is a very likely scenario as Alvarez responded.

“That could be part of it. One of the keys is that they’re spelled differently, so I don’t know how militant Vince is going to be about having two Crosses on the main roster when one is spelled one way and another is spelled another way. My guess is that you’re right, because Karrion Kross is doing the tryout matches on main event and then Nikki Cross the same week gets a new name. So, I would not be in the least bit surprised. I’m not reporting that, everybody, but I would not be surprised if that’s why she got her new name.”

Vince McMahon doesn’t like to have two people on the roster with the same name. Some fans have theorized that Doudrop got her new name because McMahon can’t hear “Piper” without thinking about the Hot Rod. That might not make sense for a lot of fans, but it’s Vince McMahon’s company.

We’ll have to see if Doudrop ever gets her Piper Niven name back or Nikki A.S.H becomes Nikki Cross once again. It is certainly interesting timing for Cross to have a name change as the NXT Champion started getting a serious look for the main roster.

What’s your take on this situation? Can there be only one Cross in WWE? Sound off in the commens!

Transcription by Ringside News

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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