On Monday’s WWE Raw, Nikki A.S.H. lost a quick match to Queen Zelina Vega. The announcers noted that Nikki may be the weak link in her tag team with Rhea Ripley.
The idea of the storyline is for a wrestler to go on a losing streak in order to get sympathy from the fans. Dave Meltzer discussed on Wrestling Observer Radio:
“So the deal that I’m getting from this is that they are doing an angle where Nikki always loses to get to wherever they are going….whether it’s Rhea Ripley giving up on her, but it looks like its more of an angle for Nikki to go through a depression from always losing because they rubbed it in later in the show as well. It’s very clear that they are trying to get her in this thing where she doubts herself. Wherever they go from there I don’t know. The losing is meant to benefit her. I’m not saying that it will benefit her. I’m saying that it’s being written in their minds to benefit her because they are going in a direction with her it looks like where she has to keep losing to go in that direction. Yeah, usually this stuff doesn’t work.”
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