The injury bug has once again bitten Alexa Bliss.
Just a few weeks after entering herself in the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match, Bliss is now out of the bout because she is not medically cleared to compete this Sunday.
WWE announced her removal from the match in a statement on Thursday:
“Alexa Bliss is not medically cleared to compete at WWE Money in the Bank this Sunday, and has been removed from the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match. A suitable replacement for Alexa will be announced.
“Stay with WWE.com for more on this developing story.”
Following the announcement, WWE uploaded a video where Cathy Kelley said Nikki Cross is taking Bliss’ spot in the match.
Dana Brooke, Naomi, Natalya, Bayley, Carmella, Ember Moon, and Mandy Rose are the other competitors in the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
Shortly after the news broke, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline reported that Bliss’ injury isn’t serious. WWE officials, however, decided to pull her from the ladder match as a precaution. In an update on the situation, Bliss’ injury does appear serious.
According to a report today by Meltzer, Bliss’ injury is officially listed by WWE officials as undisclosed.
“Of late, undisclosed has usually meant concussion and that term has been used in some reports of the injury,” Meltzer added.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider is backing up this claim as he reported that Bliss suffered a concussion.
Bliss has suffered multiple concussions over the course of her WWE career. As a result, WWE has pulled Bliss from wrestling to allow her to recover.
Bliss hasn’t wrestled since April 29 on Raw, where she lost a match to Naomi. The Raw house shows on WWE’s ongoing European tour were advertised as Bliss vs. Becky Lynch, but due to Bliss’ injury, got changed to Lynch vs. Lacey Evans vs. Tamina in Triple Threat Matches.
Meltzer also said that Cross defeating Raw’s other Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match participants on Raw last Monday was done in the event that Bliss wasn’t going to get cleared for Money in the Bank. It also gave a logical reason for Cross being added to the bout.