Brie Bella’s return to WWE has been a mixed bag over the last month. She’s alternated between risky suicide dives and having some pretty entertaining in-ring moments.
Bella came under fire on Monday night, though, as she performed a series of “Yes!” kicks against Liv Morgan while the crowd and her tag team partners, Nikki Bella and Natalya, chanted along. But a handful of out-of-rhythm kicks appeared to catch Morgan on the chin, then directly in the face. Morgan immediately collapsed to the mat and was eventually helped out of the ring and backstage.
It was a pretty brutal moment and a bit concerning, even for what often serves as routine in professional wrestling.
And, indeed, it was as bad as it looked for Morgan. On Tuesday afternoon, WWE confirmed Morgan had suffered a concussion, per TMZ.
“We reached out to WWE to find out how Liv was doing and we were told she was later diagnosed with a concussion and is now going through the proper protocol under the company’s comprehensive wellness program.
According to the wellness program guidelines, Liv will have to be medically cleared before she can return to action. No word on how long that’s expected to take.”
Morgan is currently slated to team with Ruby Riott and Sarah Logan against the Bella Twins and WWE Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey at WWE Super Show Down on Oct. 6. It’s hard to ever determine how long someone will be sidelined with a concussion, so here’s to hoping Morgan makes a full recovery sooner rather than later.