Nikki wants to continuing playing but evolving at the same time.
The women's evolution in WWE is continuing to push forward after having the first-ever women's main event match at WrestleMania this past Sunday. At the 35th Anniversary of the spectacle, the company also held their second WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal that was won by former SmackDown Live Women's Champion Carmella. Participating in that battle royal were likes of the Mandy Rose, Asuka, Naomi and Nikki Cross.
"The Twisted Sister Of SAnitY" Nikki Cross debuted on SmackDown Live in November during the company's European tour against current RAW and SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch. Over the months, Nikki has been featured on both main roster brands and while chatting with Gorilla Position during the WrestleMania media scrum, Nikki shared that she feels she has only scratched the surface of what she can do with her character and explained the deeper meaning that the Nikki Cross character embodies.
“I love it. I really do love it. It’s such a fun experience, and it’s…. What I’ve enjoyed the most about this character is that we’ve been able to develop for the last two-and-a-half, three years. Triple H had this brainchild and this idea and it was his baby and then he brought the idea to me and I loved it and then I was able to bring that to life and then put my salt and pepper [on it]." She explained. "Put my little [parts] on it. Bring in elements from my real life, bring in stories from real life, make her relatable because I think the character Nikki Cross, she’s so much fun and she speaks to so many different people in so many different ways. It’s almost like telling everyone, ‘Hey, it’s okay if you don’t fit in’. Neither did I, and we have so much fun and I think it really tells people to embrace… it lets people know it’s okay to be as crazy as you want and play as you want and I think it really encourages people to just live in the moment and I think that’s why it’s so much fun because I get to completely live in the moment and I just get to see whatever comes out of me so there really is that real life aspect of it because I’ve made that a part of me." Nikki said. "So for me, there is that real life aspect to it and I think Nikki Cross has a very important message and a deeper message which I’m excited to introduce to new audiences. People that haven’t seen the character before, I’m excited to introduce that because there is so many layers to the character and I think we’ve only scratched the surface for the last two-and-a-half years. I actually believe we can go so much deeper and I’m excited, really excited for that development.”
Nikki Cross is married to SAnity member Killian Dain and Dain last wrestled at WrestleMania AXXESS and to check out the spoilers from the Worlds Collide tournament that occurred at AXXESS, click here.
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