Wrestlers are a close knit bunch, especially in the modern era’s decidedly-less-cutthroat locker rooms.
So it’s not surprising to see an outpouring of support or joy when something major happens in someone’s career. But you can tell when someone is particularly loved and appreciated. It happened when Bayley got injured a couple weeks back, and we saw it with both Money in the Bank winners on Sunday night.
Big E will get a similar reaction when [praying hands emoji] he successfully cashes in his briefcase sometime over the next 12 months. But Nikki A.S.H. didn’t wait, using the contract to pin a weary Charlotte Flair at the close of Raw last night (July 19).
So she’s getting her flowers now...
It wasn't working - but you didn't cry, didn't get salty online, didn't hate on your peers success— Big Damo (@DamoMackle) July 20, 2021
Instead you worked crazy hard in the gym & you worked crazy hard in the ring. You went above & beyond to get this pitch right & you nailed it
You finished this day a @WWE Champion pic.twitter.com/rCvVmzZd4v
I can’t describe my happiness for you. Congrats to the most deserving beautiful person ❤️ https://t.co/NNCgINWYub— Gail Kim-Irvine (@gailkimITSME) July 20, 2021
This is a @NikkiCrossWWE appreciation tweet. She was a part of my first match in @WWENXT (Largo baby!) She continued to have the same attitude and energy then, until now. She works her cape off! I’m so happy for her! She’s going to do so much as a champ. pic.twitter.com/yytheS2uAU— Marina Shafir (@MarinaShafir) July 20, 2021
She is my hero in real life and you guys doesn’t even know.. what an amazing person inside and out, Nikki is a real life hero and I can prove it !!!— TAYNARA MELO (@TayConti_) July 20, 2021
No one more deserving! Your heart, passion, and love for what you do while supporting and cheering on all of us, including the #WWEUniverse that’s what makes a true champion. CONGRATULATIONS @NikkiCrossWWE AND NEW RAW WOMENS CHAMPION! #wweraw You’re absolutely a super hero to me! pic.twitter.com/sosYfEL5cs— Sarah Schreiber (@sarahschreib) July 20, 2021
When NXT was doing fan work for Raw and Smackdown @NikkiCrossWWE bought us all pizza as a thank you. A real superhero!— Shotzi Blackheart (@ShotziWWE) July 20, 2021
Nikki is a damn Inspiration inside and outside the ring . You go, champ! #wweraw— The HBIC (@MiaYim) July 20, 2021
All you people can't you see, can't you see— Leva Bates (@wrestlingleva) July 20, 2021
How your love's affecting our reality
Every time we're down
You can make it right
And that makes you larger than life
Nikki mf’in Cross ASH! @NikkiCrossWWE
There’s more, but many are retweets of the same GIFs and videos. Rather than bog down the post, we’ll close with one that’s probably a great example of why Cross (she’ll always be Cross to me, except when I start thinking about white chocolate cheesecake and call her Storm) is so loved.
I did that.— Nikki A.S.H , ALMOST SUPER HERO (@NikkiCrossWWE) July 20, 2021
Go tell that little Scottish girl who dreamed of this moment......the 18 year old girl who joined a small wrestling school in Glasgow, who traveled the world to achieve her dream. Go tell her:
You did damn good little Nikki. https://t.co/JnKYiauzgW