WWE Clash of Champions kicked off with the breaking news that Bayley’s match against Nikki Cross for the SmackDown Women’s Champion had been axed from the card.
The official word from WWE on the kickoff show was that Nikki Cross wasn’t cleared to compete and that she wasn’t in the arena for the show.
It is also worth noting that Nikki Cross wasn’t part of Friday Night SmackDown two days ago either.
This wasn’t the only match that was taken from the official card, since Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax are also not cleared to compete, which means that their Women’s Tag Team Championship match against Liv Morgan and Ruby Riott has also been scrapped.
Charly Caruso noted that the status for the Women’s Tag Team Championships would be addressed tomorrow night on Raw.
As a result of the changes, Zelina Vega vs. Asuka for the Raw Women’s Championship has now been moved to the main card.