After Nikki Cross stormed the ring at WWE Stomping Grounds and cost Alexa Bliss the chance to defeat Bayley for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, Bayley and Cross locked up tonight on the blue brand. If Cross could defeat The Hugger, Bliss would receive another title opportunity at WWE Extreme Rules.
Bliss was not in the house this evening, as she was en route to Japan for WWE’s upcoming tour of The Land of The Rising Sun. However, Cross proved she didn’t need assistance, reversing a pinning attempt by Bayley into one of her own and catching the SmackDown Women’s Champion for three.
The frenzied Cross celebrated her victory as only she can, flailing her arms, dashing around the squared circle and the ringside area, and telling the announcers to let Bliss know she had just secured a title bout for The Goddess.