It’s something new. Characters are one of the most important ideas in all of wrestling. You can only get so far with someone being plain and boring so mixing it up with a different gimmick or personality can make all the difference in the world. Some of these can be rather over the top and that is not a bad idea. It seems to be the case again now, as someone is doing something rather new.
During this week’s Monday Night Raw, Nikki Cross spoke about trying to overcome the odds and embracing her inner spirit. She wore a blue mask and superhero inspired costume, complete with cape, for her Money in the Bank qualifying tag match, where she and Alexa Bliss defeated Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler. There is nothing to suggest that Cross will be changing her name to go with the new character.
Cross has wrestled for WWE since 2016, splitting her time between NXT and the main roster. During her time in NXT, she was a member of Sanity, where she was often unhinged in her matches and interviews. She would move up to the main roster in 2018 where she eventually began teaming with Bliss, winning the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles twice. Since the team split, Cross has appeared infrequently on WWE television outside of Main Event.
This is new. Check out Cross’ new look, plus her old style and someone she might be emulating:
Opinion: I can go for this, as it may be something over the top but it is a lot better than having Cross sit on the sidelines for months on end. Sometimes you need something like this to get you on the radar and if this is the best thing Cross can find, it is at least an upgrade. I’m curious to see where it is going, and that is the first time I’ve been able to say that about Cross for a long time now.
What do you think of the new character? How far can Cross go with it? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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