It’s been two and half months since Alexa Bliss have wrestled. Since being pulled from an announced match opposite her idol Trish Stratus at Evolution, WWE’s been sure to use the five-time Women’s champion on-screen as much as possible, but not in the ring. Rumors have swirled about her in-ring status and future, but all the while Bliss has insisted she’ll be back.
While talking to Lillian Garcia at ACE Comic Con in Glendale, Arizona yesterday (Jan. 11), the self-proclaimed Goddess explained what happened that led to her strictly being a microphone worker, and where she stands in her comeback to wrestling:
“It was one [concussion] that happened and then I went back too soon and reaggravated it.
I plan on coming back pretty soon. It’s been - you know WWE is very careful when it comes to us with concussions, and any injury, and we have the best of the best taking care of us, and you have to go through concussion protocol. And everyone’s just being, you know, precautious. Which, they should, you know - it’s a brain, you only get one. Can’t trade it out for another.
So I’ve been doing really well. I’ve been training at the Performance Center, I’ve been training in the ring there, so there’s definitely hope for me getting back in the ring relatively soon. It just depends on, you know - it’s a brain. You can’t really tell it to heal and it’s - my MRIs and everything look good, and neurologists say I look good, and as long as I don’t have symptoms. Cause that’s the thing. If you feel good, and you know you’re good and you go in the ring and you have a symptom, you have to start all the way from square one... Like if you get a headache, or memory loss, something like that. But I’ve been doing good, I’ve been feeling good, and hopefully sooner than later I’ll be doing Moment of Bliss and in the ring.”
She also told Garcia she hasn’t considering transitioning away from being a physical performer:
“No. It’s where I belong. It is my brain, but in the ring is where I want to be. That’s why I came to WWE, and I wanted to be a performer and I wanted to be in the ring, and I miss it so much, cause that’s where we have our fun. I love talking to people and shutting down the ‘what’ chants as much as any person but I want to be an active member on the roster and I want to be there for people’s moments. One of my favorite moments in WWE was when I got to be in the match with Nia when she won the title, even though it was from me. It was so cool having a match with your best friend at WrestleMania. I want those moments.”
No matter what the future holds, it’s good to hear she and the medical team are taking it slow after her last setback.
Bliss is a gifted talker, but she hasn’t always been able to make magic out of the material WWE creative gives her. She has her fans and detractors as a wrestler, too, though. While she works to get cleared, it gives us time to ask - and you to answer - Are you excited to have her back in the Raw women’s division?
Check out her entire conversation with Lillian on Ace Comic Con’s Facebook page here.