WWE Champion Worried: Is Former Tag Team Partner Alright?

Unexpected events unfolded during Monday's intense RAW episode.

by Atia Mukhtar
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WWE Champion Worried: Is Former Tag Team Partner Alright?
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In a heartfelt expression of concern and camaraderie, the reigning WWE Women's Tag Team Champion, Piper Niven, took to social media to check on her former partner, Nikki Cross, after an unexpected turn of events on the recent episode of Monday Night RAW.

Piper Niven, who currently holds the championship title with Chelsea Green, witnessed a surprising moment during their bout against the team of Natalya and Nikki Cross. During the match, in a moment that left fans and fellow wrestlers alike in shock, Cross abruptly left her teammate Natalya in the ring and walked backstage, leaving everyone puzzled about her actions.

The official Twitter account of the USA Network, which broadcasts WWE RAW, captured this moment and added a light-hearted caption to the video clip, suggesting, "Nikki must be on her lunch break or something. #WWERAW."

Immediate Concern from Niven

Not missing a beat, Niven quickly responded to the post, expressing her concern and confusion over Cross’s actions, stating, “Is she ok?? This is weird even for her." Niven’s reaction is understandable, given their history as former tag team partners.

Niven and Cross's partnership dates back to 2022 when Niven approached Cross backstage during the May 2 episode of RAW, proposing they join forces.

Although their initial endeavor, challenging then-Women’s Tag Team Champions Naomi and Sasha Banks in a non-title match, did not yield victory, the duo persisted. They pursued the championship titles multiple times, even attempting to clinch the NXT Tag Team Championship from Katana Chance & Kayden Carter.

However, their efforts were thwarted by interference from Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne, leading to the eventual disbandment of their team after Niven had to step away due to health issues. Now back in the ring and thriving as a champion alongside Chelsea Green, Piper Niven is back at the top of her game.

With this latest victory against Natalya and Nikki Cross, it’s clear that she has found success in her new partnership. Nonetheless, her concern for her former teammate shows a level of sportsmanship and care that goes beyond the ring. What the future holds for these WWE Superstars remains to be seen, but fans are certainly eager to find out.

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