Bianca Belair, the RAW Women’s Champion, Asuka, Mia Yim, and Becky Lynch are just a few of the competitors Bliss will face at WarGames. In the first-ever WarGames match on the WWE main roster, they will take against the fearsome Bayley-led Damaged CTRL with Nikki Cross and Rhea Ripley.
Who is Nikki Cross?
Nicola Glencross, a Scottish professional wrestler presently under contract with WWE, was born on April 21, 1989. She competes on the Raw brand under the ring name Nikki Cross. She has held the titles of WWE 24/7 Champion 11 times, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion three times, and WWE Raw Women’s Champion once.
Under the ring name Nikki Storm, Glencross started her wrestling career on the independent circuit, mostly for Insane Championship Wrestling, Pro-Wrestling: EVE, and Shimmer Women Athletes. Glencross changed her ring name to Nikki Cross after signing a deal with WWE in 2016.
She worked on the NXT brand as a member of the stable Sanity during her early years with the organisation. Her initial persona was that of an unstable, psychotic woman who would experience mood swings. Sanity was selected for SmackDown in the middle of 2018 while Cross remained in NXT.
In December 2018, Cross was promoted to the main roster. Cross and Alexa Bliss formed a tag team in 2019 and won the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship twice. Cross was selected for Raw. Glencross introduced Nikki A. S. H., a new superhero inspired by fan fiction, in June 2021.
She won the Money in the Bank contract in July 2021 and promptly cashed it the following day to win the Raw Women’s Championship. Glencross went back to using her real name and identity of Nikki Cross in October 2022.
In 2019, Glencross married Damian Mackle, also known as Killian Dain, who was her longtime boyfriend and a former Sanity stablemate.