Sunday, Sept. 27 marked WWE’s Conflict of Champions: Gold Rush pay-per-view. Sadly, a number of the champions (and potential champions) have been unable to look on the present for a wide range of causes, and in lots of instances, followers didn’t discover out in regards to the card adjustments till proper earlier than the PPV aired. Wrestler Nikki Cross was one WWE Celebrity who was unexpectedly pulled from Conflict of Champions — right here’s what occurred.
Nikki Cross wasn’t the one Celebrity to not obtain medical clearance.
Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax have been additionally faraway from the present on the final minute, regardless of Shayna having shared an image of her PPV gear on Instagram mere hours earlier than the present. This lends much more credence to the speculation that Nikki, Shayna, and Nia might have examined constructive for COVID-19, although we after all received’t know for sure till and until WWE or the wrestlers deal with these rumors immediately.
We may have extra in a second however Nikki Cross, Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax are all off Conflict of Champions.
— Bryan Alvarez (@bryanalvarez) September 27, 2020
WWE launched an announcement relating to the cardboard adjustments however didn’t present a lot extra data: “Bayley will deal with the SmackDown Ladies’s Championship state of affairs tonight on WWE Conflict of Champions together with her opponent unable to compete,” the assertion learn.
“Nikki Cross, who was scheduled to problem for the title, will not be medically cleared. Moreover, Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax should not medically cleared and won’t defend the WWE Ladies’s Tag Group Championship in opposition to The Riott Squad tonight. The state of affairs surrounding the titles might be addressed tomorrow evening on Uncooked.”
Though followers have been unable to see Nikki compete with Bayley the match wasn’t a complete loss. Bayley went to chop an in-ring promo, explaining that her match with Nikki had been canceled and asking to be introduced because the winner by default. As an alternative, Uncooked Ladies’s Champion Asuka entered the ring for an impromptu title match. All issues thought-about, it was a fairly good alternative for the scheduled match.
Hopefully, Nikki (together with Nia and Shayna) recuperate from their medical points rapidly and are capable of get again into the ring with out an excessive amount of delay.
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