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WWE confirms Nikki Cross for women's MITB ladder match

WWE has confirmed Nikki Cross as Alexa Bliss' replacement for Money in the Bank.

After announcing that Bliss had been pulled from Sunday's women's Money in the Bank ladder match due to injury, WWE posted a video where Cathy Kelley confirmed that Cross will be taking Bliss' spot. Naomi, Natalya, Dana Brooke, Bayley, Mandy Rose, Ember Moon, and Carmella are the other wrestlers in the ladder match.

Dave Meltzer reported earlier today that Cross would be Bliss' replacement and that Cross defeating Raw's other women's Money in the Bank participants in a fatal four-way match on television this week was done in the event Bliss wasn't going to get cleared and to set up a logical reason for Cross to be added.

WWE began a storyline this week where Cross was calm during a backstage segment with Bliss but was back to her usual character while in the ring.

The XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut is hosting Money in the Bank on Sunday. Here's the updated card:

  • Universal Champion Seth Rollins defending against AJ Styles
  • WWE Champion Kofi Kingston defending against Kevin Owens
  • Raw & SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch defending the SmackDown title against Charlotte Flair
  • Raw & SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch defending the Raw title against Lacey Evans
  • Men's Money in the Bank ladder match (Ricochet, Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre, Sami Zayn, Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor, Ali, Andrade, Randy Orton)
  • Women's Money in the Bank ladder match (Naomi, Natalya, Dana Brooke, Nikki Cross, Bayley, Mandy Rose, Ember Moon, Carmella)
  • Roman Reigns vs. Elias
  • The Miz vs. Shane McMahon in a steel cage match
  • United States Champion Samoa Joe defending against Rey Mysterio
  • WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tony Nese defending against Ariya Daivari
  • SmackDown Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Rowan vs. The Usos (pre-show)