There's currently no word on why Cross was pulled from the segment or if she'll feature on SmackDown in another capacity. We still don't know the purpose of the Bellas' return either, though recent weeks have brought rumours of a WWE Hall of Fame induction for the duo.
It's a strange move, as Cross has been a constant presence by Alexa's side for a while now. Perhaps WWE considers their audience too dumb to handle a segment featuring two people named Nikki at the same time? Sure sounds like them.
The Bella Twins recently announced that they'd both become pregnant within a couple of weeks of each other. A Hall of Fame induction would mark a busy start to 2020 for two women who have been largely inactive in WWE since October 2018.
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