RAW Women’s Champion Nikki A.S.H. is throwing out a lot of names that she would love to fight as champion. Since cashing in on Charlotte Flair to win the RAW Women’s Championship on July 19, the RAW after winning the Money in the Bank briefcase, she has still had to fight off both Flair and Rhea Ripley‘s advances. The three will be battling in a Triple Threat at SummerSlam on Aug. 21 with the title on the line. But who else would Nikki love to defend her title against?
Other than Flair and Ripley, who Nikki has had her championship victory surrounded by, an obvious choice may be Alexa Bliss. The two have a huge history together and have even held the Women’s Tag Team Championships twice. While talking with Bleacher Report, Nikki provided some other names which are fan favorites that are rarely or never seen in the title picture.
“We have so many female Superstars that as almost a superhero, as the Raw Women’s champion, I’ll be a fighting champion,” she said. “I’ll defend my championship against anyone and everyone. Personally, I’d love to mix it up with Mia Yim. I’d love to mix it up with Tamina. One of my favorite matches of my career was at a live event that me and Tamina had in San Diego a few years ago, so I’d love to mix it up with Tamina.
Nikki continues, “I’d love to mix it up with Naomi, Liv Morgan—so many women I’d love to do something with. Also on Raw, we have Eva Marie and Doudrop, and I know Doudrop from Scotland. That would be an amazing moment, getting to fight against her. We went to the same wrestling school in Scotland, and we’ve both had amazing journeys but very different journeys. I’d love to do that match.”
While speaking with Bleacher Report, Nikki also discusses her journey through NXT. She holds dear to one match in particular which was her Last Woman Standing Match with Asuka for the NXT Women’s Title.
“I love looking back on the last five years, and I was incredibly fortunate to be involved in these awesome stories in NXT. The Last Woman Standing match with Asuka is the match I’m most proud of in my career, so I’m so fortunate to be a part of what I was a part of in NXT. It’s been incredible for both [me and Bianca], and I’m so over the moon for Bianca as SmackDown women’s champion.
“I think everything happens for a reason, so when I look back at the last five-and-a-half years, everything has prepared me for this moment. I’m ready to represent the company in this way, and I’m honored and privileged to hold this Raw Women’s Championship.”
Nikki isn’t the first champion as of late to advocate for newer and fresh opponents in the title scene. Rhea Ripley mentioned it when she was RAW Women’s Champion and Bayley had frequently talked about challenging other opponents such as Liv Morgan while she was SmackDown Women’s Champion.
If Nikki continues as RAW Women’s Champion after SummerSlam, who would you like to see her face? Join the discussion in the comment section below.