Last night at NXT Takeover: Chicago, Nikki Cross was defeated by Shayna Baszler and failed to win the NXT Women’s Championship. Their feud could continue into Brooklyn, but the expectation after Takeover was that cross would fall back into the midcard. The powers that be may have much bigger plans for Nikki than most people were expecting.

According to a report from Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer is wondering if the former member of SAnitY could rejoin the group on the main roster following Money in the Bank. The stable still hasn’t debuted on SmackDown Live. Cross is in an interesting situation in NXT, so it could make a lot of sense to debut them all at once on television.

Related: Backstage News On Why Nikki Cross Of SAnitY Isn’t Being Promoted To Main Roster

Originally, Nikki Cross was left behind in NXT to help the roster. Now that she’s lost to Baszler clean, there’s not much more for her to do with the brand that will benefit her specifically. NXT officials could use her to help establish other women in the division, but that’s not a role that make the “unhinged” gimmick she’s been using since her debut.

One of the biggest problems she’s going to face is connecting with the WWE Universe. In NXT, the “unhinged” character is kind of one-dimensional and doesn’t offer a deep level of storytelling. Honestly, it just doesn’t showcase Cross’ skills or personality properly. On the main roster, it will be difficult to get the casual people to understand the character.

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Nikki Cross also hasn’t been booked that strongly with NXT. It might take a big gimmick change, or just to be featured more strongly going forward. Whatever needs to be done, Cross getting over on the main roster is going to be challenging if that’s what WWE has planned for her after this weekend.

Do you believe Nikki Cross’ gimmick is holding her back?


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