Alexa Bliss has been kept out of the ring for the past few weeks due to multiple concussions.
Bliss has been announced as the captain for Raw’s women’s team in the upcoming Survivor Series pay-per-view, but this will be in a non-wrestling capacity. This is said to be due to the fact that she has yet to be cleared to wrestle following multiple concussions.
Dave Meltzer, during the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, revealed that the WWE has not cleared Bliss to compete due to multiple concussions. They are being very cautious when it comes to Bliss’ recovery and it is as yet unclear when she will be allowed to return to in-ring competition.
The first sign that Bliss was nursing a serious injury came back in the beginning of October when her match at the Evolution pay-per-view against Hall of Famer Trish Stratus was changed from a singles match to a tag match. Then, just a few days before Evolution, she was pulled from the match all together.
While Bliss did make an appearance at Evolution and on Raw afterwards, it was in a non-wrestling capacity. She instead accompanied her friends Mickie James and Alicia Fox as they competed in tag matches.
There have been some rumors that the WWE might be thinking of transitioning Bliss into a new role because of her injuries. She has experience in the manager role from her days in NXT with Buddy Murphy and Wesley Blake and it can be argued that that’s what she’s been doing with James and Fox.
There’s also the possibility that she might use here mic skills to transition into an Authority role. It all depends on whether or not she is eventually cleared to compete. It is to be noted that Bliss has been booked for live events throughout December and it’s very rare that valets are booked for Live Events if they are not wrestling.