VIDEO: WWE’s Superhero Nikki A.S.H Celebrates With Fans in the Arena After Winning the Raw Women’s Title

Published 07/20/2021, 9:15 AM EDT


The night after Money in the Bank pay-per-view was full of surprises. Nikki A.S.H. aka Nikki Cross won her first WWE Raw Women’s Championship just 24 hours removed from the MITB ladder match.

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Nikki won the Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match the same night where the women’s title changed hands and Charlotte became 14-time Raw Women’s champion.

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Last night when she won the ladder match, fans immediately speculated when Nikki would cash in her newly won briefcase. Turns out it would be the very next night on Monday Night Raw.

The main event for the night was a rematch between Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair, the match was decent as Ripley gave a good fight despite an injured leg.

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Towards the ending of the match, Flair hit Ripley with the title across the head, thus keeping the title. However, the champ could not escape and Ripley hit her with the famed Riptide.

Soon, Nikki came out of nowhere and cashed in her contract to become the Raw Women’s champion for the first time. The superstar was so happy that she jumped the barricade and celebrated with the WWE Universe.

The new champ seemed thrilled and she was clicking selfies with the younger audience, high-fiving everyone, and simply embraced the moment to its fullest. She was jumping and flexing the title throughout her celebration with the fans.

The cash-in also made ‘The Queen’ Charlotte Flair the shortest reigning women’s champion.

Nikki A.S.H. says she is “home”

In a backstage interview, Nikki expressed how much this title means to her and how she waited her whole life to become the champion.

“24 hours ago, I was miss Money in the Bank. 24 hours later, I am here as the, RAW Women’s champion. I have waited so long to say those words. And you know, tonight felt so good. Going out to celebrate with the WWE Universe.

“We’re back in front of our family. That ring has always been my home. And tonight, I just felt like I was reunited with all my family. I got to hug them, and I got to win, one of the most coveted titles in this industry.” said Nikki.

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Clearly, this new superhero gimmick is really working out for the champion Nikki. Now, it will be interesting to see is how Charlotte Flair reacts to this win, will she come after it? Will Rhea Ripley throw herself into the mix as well?

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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