The Wicked Witch of the WWE has seen better days.
Pro Wrestling Insider reported earlier this week that WWE Superstar Alexa Bliss has not been cleared to return to competition following a shoulder injury. Bliss suffered an unspecified shoulder injury several weeks ago and was noticeably absent from weeks of WWE taping. Fans’ suspicions were confirmed when Bliss remained out of the ring and confirmed that her shoulder is set to be evaluated some time over the next few weeks. Her last WWE appearance was in early October, when she fought Nikki Cross.
Alexa Bliss is one of the WWE’s most popular superstars and all-time highest grossing female performers. She made her WWE debut in 2018 and has since won 6 championships, including becoming the second female Triple Crown Champion (winning the Raw Women’s Championship, Smackdown Women’s Championship, and WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship.)
She isn’t the only WWE star out of action this week; Cedric Alexander was only recently cleared to return to the sport after suffering a minor injury. And Xavier Woods will also not be returning to the ring until 2020 at the earliest due to an Achilles’ tear that requires surgery.
If there’s one thing we’re learning from this season’s sudden influx of tears and broken bones, it’s that wrestling is not a sport to be taken lightly. Although much of it is spectacle and in good fun, these trained athletes are trained for a good reason. In the ring, things can escalate from fun to serious in a heartbeat.