WWE female superstar Alexa Bliss won't return to in-ring competition until the Royal Rumble in late January.
That is according to the Bryan Alvarez, who claimed as much on Wrestling Observer Live, but there has been no confirmation of the above just yet and it should still be treated as a rumor.
Additionally, Dave Meltzer and F4Wonline.com have noted that Bliss has not been fully cleared for action by WWE doctors, despite Hall of Famer Mark Henry stating the opposite.
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Henry claimed that the athlete is 100 percent cleared to wrestle during a Busted Open Radio interview, but there is more to suggest that the performer hasn't been shown the green light just yet.
The former star also recalled a conversation with Bliss regarding her condition.
"We sat and talked for about 15-20 minutes," he said, "And she was like, 'Yeah, I was really bad off. I couldn't remember where I was, I couldn't remember what I was doing in the city.' We were flying from London to Switzerland and she said, 'I couldn't remember what flight or anything. I had to rely on everyone else telling me what to do. I couldn't stand up straight, I had vertigo.'
"She said she was in a bad way, and then she came back too soon, banged her head again, and really was in a bad place."
What's known for sure at this point is that Bliss does have limited clearance for physical activity after sustaining multiple concussions this year, with the latest coming in late October. She has been kept on TV as part of a storyline as the boss of the RAW women's division but there's no indication as to when she'll be returning to the ring.
Per Alvarez, the 27-year-old star has been training in a special ring at the WWE Performance Center. She returned to in-ring practice last week but medical staff has been paying close attention as they look to ensure that she could take bumps without her symptoms worsening.
Sweat shirt, Hair up, No makeup, Netflix ... My kind of day pic.twitter.com/gW5CZyMIil— Lexi Kaufman (@AlexaBliss_WWE) December 6, 2018
What This Means
While Bliss could be out of the ring until late January, it would be in her best interest, as well as that of the company's.
The Ohio native has been one of the WWE's most entertaining personalities throughout her career and, with something as serious as a concussion, the promotion is within their rights to take every precaution.