Nikki A.S.H. is one of the mainstays of the women’s division in WWE and after facing a lot of adversity when it comes to booking and not being used well on the main roster, Cross finally underwent a change on an episode of Monday Night RAW last month.
Nikki A.S.H. cashed in her Money In The Bank briefcase on Charlotte Flair on last week’s episode of Monday Night RAW. She became the new RAW Women’s Champion and fans were certainly delighted at this.
Before her current superhero gimmick, she used to be known as Nikki Cross and also formed a team with Alexa Bliss, known as Bliss Cross Applesauce.
While speaking to Ryan Satin on the Out of Character podcast, Nikki A.S.H. stated how her team with Alexa Bliss helped immensely with A.S.H’s character development. The RAW Women’s Champion went on to state that there is still a lot of story she can cover with Alexa Bliss in the future.
Alexa is amazing. We worked so well as a team and people loved our dynamic. They love the fact that she’s cool, calm, and collected and I was just this caffeine-fueled sugar monster. Alex stopped me from bouncing off the walls so much. When the character first started with Alexa and you saw this more innocent and vulnerable side, the girl trying to fit in but didn’t quite fit in, and then goes under the tutelage and wing of Alexa Bliss. I loved it because fans kept thinking it was going to end in tears and she would turn on me and betray me. We played that and we grew. I taught her how to be a true friend and she stopped me from bouncing off the walls and being so chaotic. The friendship and journey came to an end and the split happened, but it didn’t happen because someone betrayed someone, it was just more she took a different path that was darker with Bray Wyatt and that started her story and I started my own journey that brought me here.
There is so much room and so much story there that we can still go to. Alexa was wonderful to work with and I’m so proud of what we did. The fact that we had people thinking one thing was going to happen and then something else happened, then we became the first-ever two-time women’s tag team champions. (Alexa is) a multi-time women’s champion. So versatile and her character work is second to none. Watching this along with everyone else, it’s been incredible to watch her transformation. I love that our stories have taken these different paths and now I have my transformation of being Almost a Superhero and exploring those aspects. My favorite part of being in the industry, and I love being in the ring, it’s my home, but I love character work. I love interviews, promos, and talking. When I was on the Independent scene, I would demand a microphone before every match. I enjoy character work so much and exploring different aspects and layers of my character. It’s been so exciting to watch her and I’m excited for my own journey and exploring those aspects and layers,”
We will have to wait and see if Nikki A.S.H. and Alexa Bliss will be engaged in a storyline somewhere down the line. Before that, A.S.H. will be defending her RAW Women’s Title against Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley.
h/ to Fightful for the quotes.