The RAW Women’s Champion Nikki A.S.H. is having a great few weeks so far as champion. On this week’s RAW, she picked up a big win in a No Holds Barred match against Charlotte Flair in the main event. Despite being a champion and in the main event scene she still has some doubters.
Over the weekend, Nikki spoke with DS Shin from Ring the Belle. She had a message to those that may not be sold by her character right now. “It might just take little time to warm up.”
“When we approached this and when we came up with this, we put a lot of thought and love and a lot of time and energy into this. For me, I’m so happy to spread this message, and I’m so happy to show this character because it’s something I’m so proud of and satisfied with, and feel really fulfilled with. So for me, for the fans who are still warming up to it, that’s okay. That’s the joy of coming to a WWE event. That’s the joy of tuning into Monday Night Raw every week. You can resonate with the message, and it might be something you resonate with right away. Or it might just take a little time to warm up.”
Nikki is far from the first woman to fashion a cape in the WWE or in wrestling in general. She was asked who she would love to have in a Superhero stable.
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“Mighty Molly and Super Stacy. I think we would be a formidable team. We also have the Hurricane. We have Shane Helms, the Hurricane Helms overseeing us. With Hurricane, Super Stacy, Mighty Molly, I think we would be quite a trio in the women’s tag division. I’m ready, let’s go. Let’s get in the Nikkimobile!”
As already mentioned, Nikki recently became RAW Women’s Champion. The night after winning the Money in the Bank briefcase, Nikki cashed in on newly crowned champion Charlotte Flair. The two along with Rhea Ripley are geared for a Triple Threat coming up at SummerSlam. DS asked Nikki what she did after she won the championship.
“My husband was on Facetime and I called, you know, my mom and my family. It was just so wonderful. Because of the time difference in Scotland, it was the middle of the night you know. So I’m calling my sister and my mom and tears were in my eyes. But I was also so happy, so they were happy. Joyful tears. I was just over the moon.”
Nikki talks about being back in Chicago and in front of the fans again for the first time in a long time. She speaks highly of the city as she worked many shows for the SHIMMER promotion before joining WWE. She speaks on the evolution of her gimmicks starting from her time in SHIMMER all the way to being Almost a Superhero.
“For me, there’s always a part of me in every stage. I think if you’ve been on this journey with me. Whether it was in SHIMMER at the Berwyn Eagles Club coming to cheer me or boo me, and then the NXT Nikki, and then the Nikki that was a tag team with Alexa, and then Nikki when me and Alexa parted. And then you’ve got now. And I think it’s all been different parts and different layers of the personality. We’ve just spent the last five years exploring that, developing that. So I think if you’ve been on the ride with me, and this roller coaster ride with me, buckle up! Because we’re about to go to even more amazing heights.”
No matter what Nikki is doing she always continues to have a smile on her face and her fans are loving it.
Credit to DS and Ring the Belle for this interview and go subscribe to Ring the Belle’s YouTube channel.
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