WWE Superstar Announced as Honorary Pace Car Driver, Kushida – WWE NXT Vignette, Nikki Cross Talks Alexa Bliss

– Last night’s WWE RAW saw Nikki Cross win a Fatal 4 Way over Naomi, Natalya and Dana Brooke. Cross was filling in for Alexa Bliss, who looks to be her new friend in the storylines, at least for now. Below is post-match video of Cross talking about the win and her new alliance with Bliss.

“I got here a few months ago and Alexa’s really been the first person to welcome me to Monday Night RAW,” Cross said. “Being here at Monday Night RAW in London, I grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, and I spent years performing in front of the crowds in the United Kingdom before coming to WWE, and it just feels amazing to come here, not only getting to perform, but get to win my match. My first huge victory on Monday Night RAW, and I get to win that for me, I get to win that for Alexa. We got the win together and I just couldn’t be more happy, I couldn’t be more excited.”

Cross also said Bliss gave her a big hug and thanked her after the match. Cross said Bliss has been going through hard time as of late, and she’s just glad she could help out. Cross also said she hopes Bliss will return the favor one day because that’s what friends do. Cross ended the promo by saying it’s hard to get used to having a friend.

– R-Truth has been named the Honorary Pace Car Driver for the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race that takes place on Saturday in his hometown of Charlotte, NC. As we’ve noted, Charlotte Flair will be the Honorary Pace Car Driver at the same track, the Charlotte Motor Speedway, on May 26 for the Coca-Cola 600. Below is WWE’s announcement on the appearance for Truth:

R-Truth named honorary pace car driver for Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star race

The WWE Universe will recognize a familiar face on the NASCAR speedway this weekend.

R-Truth has been named the honorary pace car driver for the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star race, which is set to take place Saturday, May 18, in his native Charlotte, N.C. The former United States Champion will hold court at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, where he will pace the field for one of the most exciting all-star events in sports. The festivities begin Saturday at 6 p.m. ET on FS1 with the Monster Energy Open and continue with the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race at 8 p.m. ET.

SmackDown LIVE Superstar (and another Charlotte native) Charlotte Flair will hit the same North Carolina racetrack, as the eight-time Women’s Champion will also serve as honorary pace car driver for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, May 26.

– Below is a new vignette for Kushida and this Wednesday’s WWE NXT episode. He will “go back to the future” and face Kona Reeves on the show. As noted, this week’s NXT episode will also feature The Viking Raiders appearing with an announcement on the future of the NXT Tag Team Titles now that they are on the RAW brand.

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