Backstage Updates On Braun Strowman, Toni Storm, Keith Lee And New RAW Women's Champion Nikki A.S.H.

Backstage Updates On Braun Strowman, Toni Storm, Keith Lee And New RAW Women's Champion Nikki A.S.H.

We have a roundup of backstage WWE news for you today, including major updates on Braun Strowman, Rhea Ripley, Keith Lee, Tony Storm, and new RAW Women's Champion Nikki A.S.H. Read on for further details!

Thanks to the fine folks over at PWInsider.com, we have news on a number of WWE Superstars. For starters, it's said that despite how she was portrayed in those final few weeks of the ThunderDome, former RAW Women's Champion Rhea Ripley is now supposed to be a babyface. 

This had become evident prior to Money in the Bank, but it's now the case internally in WWE as well. 

As for new SmackDown Superstar Toni Storm, she too is set to be a babyface on the blue brand. That feels like the right decision on WWE's part, and it's going to be interesting seeing how the former NXT UK Women's Champion is booked on the blue brand in the coming weeks. 

Keith Lee made his surprise return during Monday night's episode of RAW (losing to WWE Champion Bobby Lashley in a matter of minutes). We still have no intel on what led to his lengthy absence, but the site confirms it wasn't a creative decision and Lee has now been "cleared." 

Then, there's Nikki A.S.H. The Monday night show went a lot better for her after she cashed in her Money in the Bank briefcase to become RAW Women's Champion, and it's said that Vince McMahon is extremely high on her right now. That definitely bodes well for Nikki moving forward as champion.

Finally, it seems Braun Strowman isn't on his way back to WWE after all. Those shirts aren't new and were mistakenly listed under that section on the WWE Shop website. As a result, he remains a free agent. 

Keep checking back here for additional updates. 

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