Following Backlash on Sunday night, WWE announced that Alexa Bliss suffered an injury to her left shoulder during her Raw Women’s Championship Match against Nia Jax.
WWE’s statement reads:
Alexa Bliss suffers shoulder injury at WWE Backlash
NEWARK, N.J. — Alexa Bliss suffered an injury to her left shoulder during her Raw Championship Match against Nia Jax at WWE Backlash. Bliss is currently awaiting further medical evaluation.
Stay with WWE.com for any updates on Bliss’ condition
Bliss got thrown around a lot in what was a fairly physical match. Jax came out on top, beating Bliss after driving her to the canvas with the Samoan Drop.
Once news began to spread that Bliss got injured during her match against Jax, Twitter users who support Bliss voiced their opinions about the injury and were not too pleased with the Raw Women’s Champion.
— Toon (@01ddunn) May 7, 2018
Jax responded to the fan’s tweet and said that Bliss is “perfectly fine,” her injury is fake and she’ll be on WWE’s European tour.
Haha!! If you haven’t heard. Alexa is perfectly fine. She couldn’t beat me in the ring, so she blamed it on a fake injury. Trust me, she is perfectly fine. She’s scheduled to be on tour, so you and all your troll friends can come worship your coward goddess. https://t.co/kor5YAeOLX
— Lina Fanene (@NiaJaxWWE) May 8, 2018
In an update on the situation, Bliss wrestled on the first stop of WWE’s European tour on Wednesday in Bournemouth, England and wore kinesiology tape over her injured left shoulder.
a Legend wearing kinesiology tape for her injured shoulder and still Want to be in that Ring to defend her division I Admire your Courage ❤️💪🏼💪🏼 @AlexaBliss_WWE #WWEBournemouth pic.twitter.com/9NbftpRrJb
— Muhammad Hussein (@Mhussein9911) May 9, 2018
Bliss competed in a Triple Threat Match against Nia Jax and Bayley for the Raw Women’s Championship, which Jax ended up winning.
Bliss appeared on Raw on Monday night, but only in a brief pre-recorded backstage interview saying she was going to win the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match. There was no mention of her match with Jax the night before, or her shoulder injury.