WWE announced on September 18 via Cathy Kelley that Alexa Bliss suffered an arm injury at the hands of Ronda Rousey during their Raw Women’s Championship Match two days earlier at the WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. With Bliss sidelined, Ember Moon joined forces with Braun Strowman on WWE Mixed Match Challenge.
According to WWE, Bliss began to complain of soreness the day after her match with Rousey before waking up with numbness in her left arm the following morning. After seeking medical attention, Alexa received word that she is not cleared for WWE Mixed Match Challenge or live events. Accordingly, Acting Raw General Manager Baron Corbin decided to replace Bliss with Ember Moon as Strowman’s tag team partner on Mixed Match Challenge.
Dave Meltzer reported on September 20 in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Bliss is legitimately suffering from numbness in her left arm. She has been dealing with the injury since before Hell in a Cell, so WWE decided to weave her injury into storylines to explain why she’s unable to wrestle.
Although Bliss has not been cleared to wrestle, she’s able to take on a limited physical role at WWE live events since she has been cleared for “minimal exertion.” Alongside Mickie James, she supported Alicia Fox at ringside for her match against Nia Jax on Raw this week but didn’t do anything physical.
Following Raw, Meltzer provided an update on Bliss’ injury status on Wrestling Observer Radio. Although WWE has declined to provide specific details on her injury, it doesn’t look like it’ll keep her out of action for an extended period of time.
Meltzer is under the belief that Bliss will be back in action soon and that her injury won’t prevent her from wrestling Trish Stratus at WWE Evolution on October 28.