Heading into tonight’s RAW, WWE fans were expecting a match between the returning Eva Marie and Naomi. What we ended up getting was the RAW debut of NXT UK talent Piper Niven.
Niven not only accompanied the returning Eva Marie but took her place in the match. As the two made their way down the ramp, Niven walked ahead of Eva and jumped right into the ring. Unfortunately for Naomi, she was expecting to take on an old foe but instead ran right into someone new. Niven took out Naomi in a mere matter of moments.
During the match, Niven was not given a name which alludes that she will be given a new name down the line. Commentary also treated her as an unknown competitor and didn’t mention her time spent in NXT UK since 2019 when she signed with the company. Niven has done battle with the entire NXT UK women’s roster and has had some nail biting matches against former-NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray.
As for a new name, one was not given on-air but Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful has noted that the penciled-in/pitched name for Niven is – Doudrop.
After Niven picked up the win, Eva Marie took to the mic and announced herself as the winner of the match.
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