Nikki Cross ran out towards the end of the match and she attacked Belair, thus helping Bayley win the match. Cross continued the attack after the match and the announcers noted that she is no longer a superhero and she’s showing a different side of herself.
Cross has wrestled a few non-televised live event matches this month, but she last worked a WWE TV match during the September 26 RAW, where she came up short against the debuting Candice LeRae. After that short match, Cross sat up in the corner and removed her superhero mask while crying.
WWE has been teasing a change for Nikki for a few weeks. She was seen in the background of backstage segments arguing with Doudrop. That was seemingly forgotten until her return tonight where she is clearly being positioned as a heel and as a future challenger for Belair.
WWE has not announced a RAW Women’s Title match for Crown Jewel as of this writing, but it will be interesting to see if they go with Cross vs. Bayley vs. Belair in a Triple Threat.
Nikki Cross Returns With A New Look