On the February 13th episode of WWE Raw, the increasingly erratic Nikki Cross teamed with Asuka and Carmella to take on Liv Morgan, Raquel Rodriguez, and Natalya.
The six women are due to compete inside Elimination Chamber on February 18th for the right to face Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Title at WrestleMania 39. Eventually, it was the trio from Raw who picked up the win after Asuka went on a rampage taking out everyone, including her own teammates.
However, earlier in the night Cross, Carmella, and Asuka were involved in a brief exchange backstage before Candice LeRae arrived to confront the Scottish star. LeRae questioned Cross about why she had been stalking her, and Cross simply gave a disturbingly maniacal laugh and walked away leaving her rival confused.
Speaking on Sportskeeda’s Legion of RAW after the show, former WWE writer Vince Russo hit out at the segment, deriding it as “cornball BS.” Russo explained that he felt the segment suffered from not being realistic.
“This is what I’m talking about bro. This is not even Candice LeRae’s fault She’s being produced. Think about this in real life.” Russo continued, “She confronts Nikki Cross about why are you stalking me. And Nikki Cross laughs at her and then Nikki Cross walks off and we get LeRae [confused staring]. That’s not what would happen.”
The veteran then broke down how believes the segment should have played out.
“What would happen is Nikki Cross would laugh, walk away and LeRae would go behind her and grab her by the neck. ‘Either you tell me what’s so funny or I’ll beat it out of you.’ That’s what would happen. That’s what I mean bro. Would you stop with this cornball BS bro? It’s horrible guys!”
Becky Lynch & Bayley Come Up Short In WWE Raw Main Event
The show had opened with Becky Lynch asking Adam Pearce if there was a way for her to earn her way into the Elimination Chamber match after defeating Bayley the previous week. This brought out the leader of Damage CTRL and eventually champion Bianca Belair. Perce then made a Triple-Threat main event where if either Bayley or Lynch won they would be added to the match, but if Belair won, neither would be included.
In the end, it was Belair who scored the win, and the show went off the air with Becky Lynch looking distraught at ringside.
H/t to Sportskeeda