As noted, WWE has announced Nikki Cross as the replacement for Alexa Bliss in the Women’s Ladder Match at tonight’s WWE Money In The Bank 2019 pay-per-view.
Apparently Cross had been on standby per orders of WWE specifically in case something like this happened.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter gave the latest update on Bliss’ status on Sunday morning’s episode of Wrestling Observer Radio.
According to Meltzer, this is already at least the second time this year that Bliss has been on the sidelines with what is being described as “worrisome” concussion-related issues.
“Alexa Bliss from what I understand, the actual medical condition that WWE has released internally is ‘undisclosed’ … and ‘undisclosed’ has become a euphemism for concussion,” Meltzer said on Sunday’s episode at F4WOnline.com. “That doesn’t mean for sure that it’s a concussion, although it’s been reported by several people that it’s a concussion and certainly that would be the one you’d expect. And she did throw up after taking a bad bump, and that often also means concussion.”
On Saturday, Alexa Bliss took to social media to address the concussion rumors and how her career could be in jeopardy as a result.
“My career is just fine,” wrote Bliss via her official Twitter page (@AlexaBliss_WWE). “Thank you for the concern though.”
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— Lexi Kaufman (@AlexaBliss_WWE) May 18, 2019