With Baron Corbin set to put his job on the line at WWE TLC, Raw may need a new General Manager in less than a month. And apparently, WWE is considering Alexa Bliss for the role.
Bliss has been out of action since suffering a concussion on October 20 during a tag team match against Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey and Nia Jax at a live event in Hartford, Connecticut. Her injury came one night after she returned to the ring after being out of action for a month. She was forced to miss her scheduled match at WWE Evolution on October 28, where she was set to team with Mickie James against Trish Stratus and Lita. Alicia Fox took her place, although Bliss accompanied her and James to ringside.
The injury has kept Bliss in a non-wrestling role since then and WWE is in no rush to get her back in the ring. With her status in limbo, Mike Johnson of PWInsider reports that she is a legitimate candidate to become the General Manager of Raw (h/t ComicBook.com).
“The impression that I have is that she went through some medical testing while she was in Los Angeles and that there was no clearcut indication that she was returning to the ring anytime soon. It doesn’t mean that it’s not going to happen. That’s to the best of my knowledge it’s not a Paige situation where she’s been permanently sat out, but it did seem like, ‘Ok in two weeks you’re going to be good to go, or in three weeks you’re going to be good to go,'” Johnson said.
“It’s still very much up in the air. They’ll probably still keep testing her. There was some expectation backstage at Raw that when they come out of TLC, Alexa Bliss will probably end up the General Manager of Raw which makes sense when you think about it but given how they change ideas so quickly I don’t know that definitely 100% the plan.”
Dave Meltzer reiterated this in the latest issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
“There has been discussion of Bliss for the spot if they pull Corbin out, which gives them a reason to keep Bliss on television since her concussion situation because of multiple concussions is more serious than originally thought and at press time she hasn’t been able to pass Impact testing,” he wrote.
Both Meltzer and Johnson reported recently that Alexa suffered multiple concussions within a short period of time and WWE is now being extra cautious with her.
“There’s been a lot of talk about what has been going on with her. It was not just a concussion. She’s actually had multiple concussions in a short period of time. That’s why they’re so cautious about her right now. I don’t know the number but I was told it was multiple concussions. That’s not a good thing,” Meltzer said.
Johnson said on his audio show, “She’s had a number of concussions. They feel that there’s been too many in too short a time so she’s not gonna be back in the ring anytime soon. They’re not gonna put her back in the ring until they feel she should be medically cleared. If that means two weeks, two years, six months, I don’t know but I am told that pretty much they are going to find things for her to do to include her in the mix without having to take any physical punishment because they want her to be careful and they want to be cautious with her.”
On Thanksgiving Day, Bliss said she’ll “be back in the ring soon” after a wrestling fan page on Instagram reported that her retirement is imminent.
In response to the above post, she wrote:
alexa_bliss_wwe_ …. I did ..? 🤨 I’m retiring ? … This is how you tell me ?!?!
The account which did the post wrote back, “this is the rumors going around, but we all hope it isnt true!!!” She responded:
alexa_bliss_wwe_ .. sure sure … 😉 I’ll be back in the ring soon . Thank you tho 😘
Here is a screenshot of her replies: