Will Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss actually break up?
Over the long term, this is the key question that impacts Alexa Bliss the most when examining her trajectory and placement in the WWE SmackDown Women’s Division. If Alexa and Nikki are no longer a pair, then SmackDown no longer has an established women’s tag team besides the champions Sasha Banks and Bayley.
Since we have already seen Bliss turn heel and get a lot of accolades as an acclaimed heel, it’s unlikely WWE repeat this. And Bliss is doing very well as a babyface. Cross is, too, but I think fans would be a lot more interested to see Cross take matters into her own hands as a heel, especially after suffering so many losses to Bayley.
But it could very well be that Cross didn’t turn heel and was just blowing off steam. Or that the cracks are showing and will be sprung wide open later after a brief patching-up, sort of like the teases Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens had a few years ago.
Bliss and Cross have been such a great tag team that fans have been dreading them breaking up, even though many of those same fans would also enjoy a program between them. Next week’s Friday Night SmackDown is sure to answer this question.