WWE is reporting that Alexa Bliss has withdrawn from the Mixed Match Challenge Season 2 tournament due to injury. In a video statement released on Tuesday morning, Cathy Kelly revealed that Bliss woke up today with numbness in her arm.
“Despite appearing on Monday Night Raw last night, Alexa Bliss woke up this morning and sought medical attention complaining about numbness in her left arm,” Kelley said. “As a reminder, Alexa had a match against the Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey this past Sunday night at WWE Hell in a Cell where Alexa tapped to the champion’s armbar. We can officially announce at this time that Alexa Bliss has not been medically cleared to compete at the WWE live events this weekend or in tonight’s WWE Mixed Match Challenge.”
We are asking around to get clarification as to whether this is a storyline to sell the effects of Rousey’s finisher or a legitimate injury.
With Alexa Bliss injured, Braun Strowman’s new partner for the Mixed Match Challenge tournament will be Ember Moon. They will face Kevin Owens and Natalya on tonight’s Season 2 premiere.
Mixed Match Challenge Season 2 premieres tonight on Facebook Live after SmackDown Live.