Alexa Bliss is one-half of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions with Nikki Cross. She has been in a tag-team more or less since she returned from her latest absence from injury.
Bliss Spoke with BT Sport and discussed what it was like for her after having a concussion:
“I was experiencing really bad vertigo for an extended period of time, and all my other symptoms were gone. But if I had changed height levels, I would get extremely dizzy. It didn’t go away for a really really long time. So that’s when I got really concerned. And they were like, well you can’t be in the ring if you’re having any symptoms at all. Then you have to go through a whole concussion process after you stop having symptoms.
“So I wasn’t even able to get to that first step for a long time, and that’s what was really frustrating, and really disheartening. I was afraid that I [wouldn’t] be able to get in the ring again, because it was nine months that I wasn’t in the ring, just over a couple hits to the head. It was very uncertain, but I’m really grateful that WWE gave me the opportunity to still be part of the show with A Moment of Bliss and hosting WrestleMania.”
She doesn’t mention this in the interview, but it is very likely WWE is keeping her in a tag team to minimize the potential for injury. Given her previous runs as both SmackDown and Raw Women’s Champion, she certainly could provide some fresh competition in the women’s division, since Charlotte seems to be the number 1 contender on every show.
Whatever the case, let’s hope Alexa manages to stay injury-free from the remainder of her career. Concussions are no joke and can impact you for the rest of your life if not properly treated.