Bayley Will Be Unable To Compete At WWE SummerSlam

Following her match last week against Nia Jax, word came down that WWE’s Bayley had been injured on Raw. The severity of the injury was not immediately known, but right from the outset, both and independent reports warned that her Raw Women’s Championship match at SummerSlam against champion Alexa Bliss might be in danger.

Bayley was not able to be evaluated until this week, when the swelling in her shoulder went down, so we were just waiting throughout the week and weekend for the other shoe to drop.

Well, that shoe finally dropped on Monday, and it was a shoe that had a separated shoulder in it.

Yes, this separated shoulder will keep Bayley out of action through at least SummerSlam, and she will not be able to compete in a match for the Raw Women’s Championship at the second-biggest event of the year. Bayley will be at Raw tonight to address the crowd, and I’m just going to guess a tear or two will likely be shed when she appears. From both her and from the fans.

To determine a new No. 1 contender for Bliss’ championship, Monday’s episode of Raw will feature two Triple Threat matches. The winners of those two matches will face off next week, with the winner going on to face Bliss at SummerSlam. So a big preemptive congratulations to Sasha Banks and Nia Jax, I suppose. Still, with six non-Bayley, non-Bliss women competing, that means Emma gets another match, and maybe even Alicia Fox as well! Gotta try to look on the bright side here, people.

We certainly hope Bayley gets better soon. Hang in there, Bayley! We still think you’re great!