As noted earlier, there was talk of Nikki Cross possibly missing tonight’s WWE Clash of Champions pay-per-view. Cross was absent from Friday Night SmackDown.
Post Wrestling is reporting that the SmackDown Women’s Championship match between the champion Bayley and challenger Nikki Cross will not be happening tonight. Apparently, as of 48 hours ago, WWE was still not sure if Cross would be available tonight because Bayley was promoting the show on Friday night on SmackDown and on the Talking Smack show that aired on Saturday morning. John Pollock reports that a replacement for Cross will be announced.
Another match that has been affected is the Women’s Tag Team Championship match featuring champions Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax defending against Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan. That match is said to be “off.”
WWE is not saying why these changes needed to be made but it’s expected that the situation with both matches will be addressed in some form tonight.
We will have Clash of Champions coverage beginning at 6 pm eastern with the Kickoff show and at 7 pm eastern with the main card.