Nikki Cross on Her Time Away From WWE TV, How She Got Her Nickname

Posted By James Walsh on 06/08/21

Digital Spy recently interviewed WWE Superstar Nikki Cross, who discussed her time away from WWE and more. Below are some highlights.

Nikki Cross on her training while away from WWE TV: “So the last few months I’ve been training in-ring as much as I can. I’ve been training four times a week, just doing everything I can to be the best competitor that I can be, working on different things and just introducing new moves to the move set. I’ve been studying as much tape as I can, watching a lot of matches. I’ve been watching a lot of Ricky Steamboat, a big favorite of mine.”

On studying her older matches: “Or even watching older matches of my own just to say, ‘Okay, what can I do better? What can I maybe change, what I can improve on?’ Or to be like, ‘Let me keep that, that’s a great little move that that takes people off your feet.’ It’s been such an amazing period of growth for me as a performer and as a competitor and as a person and just really just throwing myself in and being immersed in a wrestling ring again.”

On her “White Chocolate Cheesecake” nickname: “White chocolate is my favourite flavour of cheesecake. It’s such a unique flavour and at that time I was on the independent scene I was performing in different countries every weekend. I was on this roll on this amazing momentum and I was very full of myself back in 2014 and I just started saying it, then I put it on a T-shirt, and it just became what I was known as, this unique flavour. I was this force of nature, Nikki Storm on the independent scene. Fans could come to an independent show and they would never forget Nikki Storm. The loudmouth, chatterbox, this motormouth Scottish Fireball, spitfire of personality and I think ‘The White Chocolate Cheesecake of Sports Entertainment’ just captured that.”