Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss have formed somewhat of an unlikely pairing in recent weeks on WWE TV, with Cross even earning Bliss a Smackdown Championship match with Bayley at the upcoming Extreme Rules pay-per-view.
However, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer is reporting that once the tandem goes their separate ways, it will be Cross who is in the championship picture.
On Tuesday’s radio show, Meltzer said that the current plan is to have Nikki Cross positioned as a big-time babyface once this story with Alexa Bliss reaches its conclusion:
“The storyline is that Nikki deserves [the title shot]. The whole thing is to make Nikki into a bigtime babyface. That’s the goal here [is for her] to feud with Alexa. Essentially, Nikki is in the role that Bayley should have been in that they completely botched. They couldn’t go back to Bayley with it because it’s just too far gone and Bayley has been there for too long to go back to that role. Bayley is in her new role that she graduated into and Nikki Cross is in that original role.”
There is no word on when the company will have the duo implode, and when their subsequent feud will begin.