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Backstage News On Who Came Up With Nikki Cross’ Superhero Gimmick

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• Backstage News On Who Came Up With Nikki Cross’ Superhero Gimmick

As seen on this week’s episode of RAW, Nikki Cross debuted a new superhero gimmick.

She teamed up with Alexa Bliss to defeat the team of Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler to qualify for the Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match.

According to NXT wrestler Killian Dain (Nikki’s real-life husband), this superhero gimmick was Nikki’s own idea.

Here’s what he tweeted:

“She had an idea and saw it brought to life. Very excited to see whats next! Go go Nikki!!!!”

Nikki tweeted the following about her new character:

“I don’t have superpowers. I can’t fly. I don’t have super strength.

But putting on my mask, my cape, my gauntlets, my armband, my whole outfit on……makes me feel like I can try anything.

I might fall down. But il get back up, each and every time. We all will.”

The Hurricane took to Twitter to say that a lot of his friends also laughed at his superhero gimmick, but he made it work:

“Yup. So did a lot of my friends and peers. But I got it over, so over in fact, that THREE other Talents became derivatives of MY character. How often does that happen? And now @NikkiCrossWWE steps up to the plate and I’m gonna support her every step of the way! Fly Nikki Fly.”

Nikki replied the following to him:

“Your blessing on this means so much to me. It’s important. Nobody will ever ever replace Hurricane Helms. He’s one in a gazillion. I treasure your support and hope to make you proud as I carve my path. I just gotta track the Hurricane down first! I keep missing him at #WWERaw.”

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (June 23, 2001) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal

On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).

It featured pre-taped mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 2001’ PPV.

The match-card can be found right here:

– Haku vs. Billy Fives

– Kaientai vs. Scoot Andrews & Christopher Daniels

– Test vs. Mike Sullivan

– Crash Holly vs. Jerry Lynn

        
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