It Turns Out Bayley Did Suffer An Injury Against Nia Jax On #RAW #WWE
During her match with Nia Jax on the July 31 edition of Raw, Bayley suffered an injury to her right shoulder.
The former Raw Women’s Champion was evaluated by medical personnel, but the official diagnosis was inconclusive due to the amount of swelling involved. Bayley has been told to rest the shoulder until next week, at which point doctors are hopeful that the swelling will have sufficiently gone down so that she may be reevaluated and a firm verdict can be reached.
“Everything just tensed up around it,” Bayley told WWE.com shortly after her match on Monday night. “I’ve never had an injury like this before, so I can’t really know what it is. I guess we’re gonna see.”
Dr. Chris Amann told WWE.com, “We’ve determined the injury is shoulder-related, and she will be going under further diagnostic testing later this week to determine the extent of the injury and also establish a timetable for recovery.” – WWE
If you scroll to the 45 second mark in the above video, you can see Nia attempt to throw Bayley out of the ring. Bayley stopped short and landed awkwardly on her shoulder, and I wrote in my Raw review that Bayley either got really good at selling or she was legitimately hurt, and that my money would be on the latter. Turns out it was the latter, although the extent of the injury is unknown. Summerslam is still two and a half weeks away, so if the injury isn’t serious she could still face Alexa Bliss for the Women’s title. If it is serious, Nia Jax or Sasha Banks would be the likely secondary options.