Alexa Bliss, who currently holds the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship with Nikki Cross, is set to defend the titles against the inaugural champions Sasha Banks and Bailey on SmackDown next week.
Bliss and Cross won the championship by defeating the Kabuki Warriors at WrestleMania 36. This is actually the second time they’ve won it, the first time being in August of last year before they lost it to the Kabuki Warriors.
Bliss has had a pretty good career in WWE since she debuted on the main roster back in 2016. She’s held the SmackDown Women’s Championship twice and the Raw Women’s Championship thrice.
However, she spent a good part of 2018 and 2019 out of the ring after a series of concussions.
Bliss spoke to BT Sports recently about how scared she had been that her wrestling career might be over, due to her concussion problems.
According to Bliss, as she had always been active, it was a sobering realization that injuries could keep her from doing something she really loved.
“It was such a weird thing for me because growing up in gymnastics and cheerleading, you know and kickboxing, track, the whole deal. If we got injured in all-star cheer or gymnastics, we just wrapped it up and kept going,” Bliss said.
According to Bliss, it was particularly sobering as she knew that there had been WWE superstars before her who had to retire because of concussions.
“With concussions, it’s such a dangerous thing because it could take a week to heal or it could take a year. You can’t just wrap a brain up in a cast and hope it heals,” she said.
According to Bliss, it was concussion-related bouts of vertigo that kept her from being cleared to be in the ring.
“All of my other symptoms were gone but if I would change height levels, I would get extremely dizzy. And it didn’t go away for a really, really long time. So that’s when I got really concerned,” she said.