We reported a few days ago that WWE Raw’s Bayley had picked up a serious shoulder injury. After having it heavily taped and missing all of last weeks Live Events, there was some hope that the WWE Superstar would make a recovery. Sadly, it’s been confirmed that she won’t be making SummerSlam.
In a video update, posted via the WWE Youtube channel, the company confirmed that Bayley’s injury will see her miss the biggest PPV of WWE’s summer. Bayley will appear on Monday Night Raw to address the situation – although no timeframe has been given for her return to action.
— WWE (@WWE) August 7, 2017
Kurt Angle has announced that there will be two triple threat matches on Monday Night Raw tonight, with the winner of those two matches going on to compete next week for the chance to face Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam.
Rumors suggest that Sasha Banks is in line to get the nod, having previously fought off against Alexa Bliss at the company’s Great Balls of Fire PPV. It also throws her potential heel turn into the wind again – after planting the seeds over the past few weeks.
It’s a terrible shame for Bayley, who was finally getting momentum back after a pretty rubbish 2017 thus far. Despite winning the WWE Raw Women’s Championship, fan opinion of the Superstar has soured – with some seemingly seeing Bayley’s main roster character as a lame imitation of her NXT persona.
It means that Bayley will miss out on SummerSlam – WWE’s second biggest pay-per-view event. Given that she walked into Wrestlemania as Champion, it’s a huge step down for the former Women’s Champion.
Bayley has spoken openly about the fact that this is the first time she’s been injured like this.
Who do you want to see step up and replace Bayley as the number one contender to Alexa Bliss’s WWE Raw Women’s Championship? Should Bayley get a shot down the line?