The WWE roster has been ravaged by injuries over the last year, and though a number of high profile wrestlers including John Cena and Seth Rollins are close to a comeback, another rising star has been knocked out of action just as they were gaining steam.
On Monday, WWE announced that Emma suffered an injury at a live event and will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured disc.
Emma has a ruptured disc that will require her to have surgery,” explained WWE ringside physician Dr. Chris Robinson. “She came to us in a great deal of pain, which seemed to be increasing. She was then given an M.R.I., which revealed that further action would need to be taken. Unfortunately, the Superstar’s estimated recovery time cannot be determined until after her procedure is complete.
The injury comes at an awful time for Emma, who had just returned to the main roster. Emma was set to be involved in a feud with Becky Lynch involving Dana Brooke, who also just made the jump from NXT. With Emma sidelined, there is talk behind the scenes of Eva Marie becoming Brooke’s new partner in crime.
Eva Marie competed at WWE live events this past week, which included a dark match against fellow Total Divas star Natalya at Tuesday’s SmackDown taping in Greenville, South Carolina.
@natalieevamarie, I enjoyed your match with @NatbyNature last night. pic.twitter.com/bWi9oZF0Im
— SunsetFlipWrestling⚱ (@SSFlipWrestling) May 18, 2016
Natalya forced Eva Marie to tap to the Sharpshooter.