On this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW, Alexa Bliss did not speak during her “press conference” segment between Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey. The segment was to hype this weekend’s RAW Women’s Title bout between Rousey and Jax at the Tables Ladders and Chairs (TLC) pay-per-view (PPV). Per a report from Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Bliss is dealing with an illness, which is the reason she didn’t speak Monday.
The original plan was for Bliss to cut a lengthy promo, however, the decision was made for her not to speak. Instead, Nia Jax carried the segment until Rousey came to the ring. Bliss then left the ring as soon as Rousey entered.
The report noted that several WWE stars have been dealing with illnesses, so something seems to be spreading throughout the locker room. Mandy Rose also noted on social media that she has been dealing with an illness. This would explain why her match with Naomi didn’t go down on SmackDown Live on Tuesday. Also, earlier this week a report emerged revealing Finn Balor had been sent home from WWE’s Latin American tour.
Initial speculation suggested Balor was dealing with an injury, but it turns out Balor was also dealing with an illness.