Nikki Cross recently appeared as a guest on the latest edition of El Brunch de WWE for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.
During her appearance on the official WWE digital series, Cross spoke about coming up with the idea for her new super hero character back in January.
Featured below is an excerpt from the interview where the WWE Raw brand star talks about her new character at length.
“So the idea started to form right around the Royal Rumble. For me, I always really took a lot of inspiration, a lot of comfort, a lot of escapism in superhero movies and superhero television shows. You know, growing up in Scotland as a little girl, I would always watch the X-Men cartoon and the Spiderman cartoon so for me, I really wanted to come up with something that was very inspirational to little girls and boys and just something that’s a very positive message. So for me, it’s the whole thing, the whole message is I don’t have super powers, I don’t have super speed, I don’t have super strength, I can’t fly unfortunately. You know, but it’s still — you don’t need superpowers to be a superhero. You can be a superhero by being good to people, to be kind, to always try and look out for others, stand up for those in need and for me that’s a really important message of it is we can always be better, we can always do better and the idea is I put on this cape and I put this mask out, put this outfit on, this lovely, cute little leotard, I put on these wrist gauntlets and I can try anything and I really just want that kind of — that’s the message of almost a superhero, and I’m just so excited and I’m so proud of everything and you know, the butterfly on the outfit represents this metamorphosis, this transformation and then the lighting bolt around the butterfly, that’s a spark. Everyone has a spark. For me, it’s a super charge. It’s like dynamic, energy, positivity, love. It’s all of that and that’s really the core, the heart of the character.”
Watch the complete installment of El Brunch de WWE featuring the new Nikki Cross interview via the Facebook Live video archive embedded below.
(H/T to POST Wrestling for transcribing the above quotes.)
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