Its been quite some time since former RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss has competed inside the ring. Bliss was forced to miss October’s first-ever all-female WWE pay-per-view (PPV), Evolution. She was expected to face Hall Of Famer Trish Stratus in a singles bout. Instead, Bliss was ringside for a tag team contest between Alicia Fox and Mickie James against Stratus and Lita.
There have been several reports over the past few months in regards to Bliss’ in-ring return. The latest indicating she was taking bumps on crash pads to make sure she could bump without getting vertigo. It was also mentioned that Bliss might not be back until the Royal Rumble, which is two weeks away.
Recently, “Little Miss Bliss” took part in a Q&A at the ACE Comic Con in Phoenix, Arizona. The Q&A included former WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia. Bliss confirmed she suffered a concussion a few months back. She got back into the ring too soon and aggravated it, thus resulting in her long hiatus:
“It was one that happened, and then I went back too soon and aggravated it,” Bliss said.
Bliss revealed that she will be returning to the ring “soon” and noted WWE is very careful when it comes to concussions and injuries:
“Well, I plan on coming back pretty soon,” Bliss said. “WWE is very careful with us when it comes to concussions and any injury. We have the best taking care of us and you have to go through concussion protocol. Everybody is being cautious, it’s the brain, you only get one, can’t trade it out for another.
“So, I’ve been doing well, training at the [WWE] Performance Center. I’ve been training in the ring there. There’s hope for me getting back in the ring relatively soon. It just depends on—it’s a brain, you can’t really tell it to heal, my MRIs and everything look good.
“Neurologists say I look good and as long as I don’t have symptoms—that’s the thing, if you feel good, know you’re good, and go in the ring, but feel a symptom (headache or memory loss), you have to start all the way from square one.”
Do you think Bliss will be back in time for the Women’s Royal Rumble match?
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions