Alicia Fox and Goldust were set to face Jimmy Uso and Naomi in the Mixed Match Challenge. However, Raw GM Kurt Angle announced that Fox has suffered an injury and has been pulled from the match:
Andrew Ravens of eWrestlingNews later cited reports and said Fox has a broken tailbone and will be out for a few months. Ravens reported she suffered the injury during a workout in preparation for the Royal Rumble. Her replacement has yet to announced. R
With the injury, Fox also had to miss the very first 30-women Royal Rumble, which was won by Asuka last night. WWE brought back a handful of past female stars to take up some of the 30 spots, including Trish Stratus, Michelle McCool, Lita, Torrie Wilson and Molly Holly.
Fox is one of the longest-tenured WWE performers, having been with the company since 2008. The former Divas Champion hasn't been much of a female main event draw in recent years, and has been sparingly used in the mid-card level.
Fox did captain Team Raw at the 5-on-5 Survivor Series interbrand match, and led her team to victory. She did compete in an eight-person tag team match on last week's Raw 25th Anniversary special, where her team that consisted of Sonya Deville, Many Rose and Nia Jax lost.
The WWE has been hit with a massive string of injuries over the past few months. Dean Ambrose suffered a torn triceps last month and was ruled out for approximately nine months. Samoa Joe also had to miss the Royal Rumble after suffering a foot injury, though it's not expected to sideline him long term. On top of that, Big Cass has yet to return from a torn ACL injury he suffered in August, but is optimistic he'll be back in time for WrestleMania 34.
Hopefully Fox's recovery goes well, and that she'll come back stronger than ever.
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