In an exclusive interview with WrestleTalk, former WWE superstar Alexander Wolfe said that the decision not to bring Nikki Cross to the main roster with the rest of SAnitY “sucked”.
For those that don’t know, Nikki Cross was left in NXT when SAnitY was called up to SmackDown in 2018, an idea that Wolfe clearly didn’t agree with, saying:
“It sucked. It sucked because we kind of had a feeling we were getting called up and we heard some friends up on the main roster and they overheard talkings of, ‘Yeah when those SAnitY guys come up…’. But in the end it got picked from there that just the lads come up, not Nikki.
“At the time we’d been at Full Sail and just got asked to come backstage to talk with Hunter, and Shawn and Hunter sit there and they tell us, ‘Hey you guys are coming to SmackDown’, and we just think, ‘Awesome, hell yeah, great’… ‘But without Nikki’… ‘Oh. F**k’. So that was kind of like the face I had and I’m sure the other guys as well, especially Damo (Killian Dain, Cross’ husband). How can I describe it (other) than that it sucked balls?
“It was good for Nikki though because she had the (extra) time (in NXT) we three guys needed to get her established, so in the end, good for her. I believe the feeling was Hunter couldn’t sacrifice more girls to the main roster because he would lose his whole women’s division and he needed somebody like her, that she can kind of be the forefront of the women’s division working with, not really unexperienced talent but unexperienced to the WWE TV production talent, and evolve as a character, but also just be a part of the women’s division to keep it strong. So good for her. In the end, it was too early for us. It is what it is.”
During the same interview, Wolfe also clarified some of the common misconceptions regarding his sudden departure from WWE, which you can read more about by clicking here.