We all became a little sad when we heard the news about Alexa Bliss’ injury, primarily when she was about to have another go at the Mixed Tag Team Challenge alongside Braun Strowman. Team Little Big was set to take the gold, but then an unfortunate injury took hold.
There is some positive news for Alexa Bliss fans though, because the WWE wrestler is recovering well. While she is not ready for in-ring competition just yet, here is the latest update on Lexie.
Cleared for Light Mobility
According to recent reports on Express and CBS Sports, Alexa Bliss has been cleared for light mobility by WWE doctors. Light mobility usually refers to gentle movements. While this means she cannot take the bumps in the ring just yet, she is making good time on her recovery.
With Evolution coming up and her big match against Trish Stratus, the injury could not have come at a worse time for Alexa. Still, I am sure the WWE will do everything possible to get Lexie back in the ring as soon as possible.
WWE’s Injury Plague
Injuries are so prevalent in the WWE these days, half of us are not even surprised anymore when some of the biggest stars are taken off the roster for months on end. Injuries have always happened in the WWE, but it seems they have become more frequent of late. Here are some of my ideas on why the WWE is plagued by injured superstars.
The WWE is a highly competitive environment, so it will surprise nobody that many stars are taking more significant risks to be noticed. Still, when I compare the current main roster to NXT, I would have to conclude NXT should be far more injury prone.
While I do not have the details on this, I assume WWE’s main roster does more shows and matches than NXT overall. The pool of NXT superstars is also bigger, leaving time for more widespread matches.
Fans have come to expect a lot flashier moves than in the olden days. While submissions for half an hour were okay back in the day, the current WWE crowd gets rowdy when something does not happen within a five-minute time span. Sad to say, I’m one of them.
Being injured during a match is far more common these days too, and it could have something to do with the increase in match times. There were also fewer pay-per-views in the time where Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior ruled the roost, which could be another explanation for higher injury rates.
Injuries Could Cost You Your Push
There are some superstars who probably were injured during a match, but did not see a medical professional about it afterwards. They often work through injuries until something finally gives, leaving them out of the wrestling circuit for months on end.
With a highly competitive environment, a push is almost as good as a vault filled with gold. If you get injured too much, the WWE might reconsider making you a star. So, it is no surprise WWE superstars often put their health on the back burner. Finn Balor pushing his arm back into its socket during a match and causing even more damage springs to mind.
There are enough explanations for the injury plague in the WWE, but does this mean something has to change. I would think so. Less wrestling and shorter pay-per-views would be a start. Considering my attention span starts to wane at two hours, I’m sure most of us wouldn’t mind.
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