Nikki A.S.H. Becomes the New RAW Women’s Champion After Money in the Bank Cash-In

Published 07/19/2021, 11:34 PM EDT


WWE Monday Night RAW went all out on their post-money in the Bank show. It was the first time RAW took place in front of a live crowd in the pre-pandemic era. RAW closed the show with Nikki A.S.H. becoming the newest WWE RAW Women’s Champion in epic fashion.

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Ahead of this, Charlotte Flair faced former champion, Rhea Ripley. Despite an injured leg, Ripley gave a tough fight to ‘The Queen.’ The latter became so intimidated by Ripley that she attempted to escape the arena with the title.

However, Ripley tried to stop the champ from escaping. But in line with her heel character, Charlotte attacked Ripley with the title belt, resulting in the match ending in disqualification.

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Hence, Ripley was announced as the winner, but according to rules, the title could only change hand via pinfall or submission. An infuriated Ripley wreaked havoc on Flair.

Ripley’s music hit, and the show was coming to a close. Suddenly, Nikki A.S.H ran out with the briefcase she won yesterday at MITB. Ripley knew what was going to happen and left the ring to Nikki.

After a moment of hesitation, Nikki cashed in her contract. She went to the rope and hit a crossbody to the tired and devastated Flair. Nikki pinned Charlotte and became the new RAW Women’s Champion. This was the fifth-fastest cash-in in the history of MITB.

Nikki went ahead and jumped in the crowd to celebrate. This is Nikki’s first Women’s World title reign in WWE. She previously won the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship twice with Alexa Bliss.

What is next for Nikki A.S.H.?

Looking at the circumstances of her victory, Nikki would have to watch her back from a lot of people. First and foremost, The Queen would not be happy about her loss.

Rhea Ripley would also be looking for her match with Nikki. To be honest, considering how the Women’s Locker Room undermined Nikki all this while, everyone would have a go at her.

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But Nikki must have thought about all this and is ready for the next chapter in her life. Her win also gave a fresh and unique face to the RAW Women’s Championship and the locker room.

What did you make of Nikki A.S.H.’s victory on WWE RAW? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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