Aliyah is reportedly injured but will be returning to the WWE ring soon.
Aliyah has not wrestled since she and Raquel Rodriguez dropped the WWE Women’s Tag Team titles to IYO SKY and Dakota Kai on September 12th RAW. Bayley mentioned on the September 16 SmackDown that Damage CTRL had put Aliyah on the shelf, but no details about the injury were disclosed.
In an update, a new report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter notes that Aliyah’s undisclosed injury was not considered serious. She is scheduled to return next week.
Aliyah has not publicly commented on the injury, but on September 13 she responded to a supportive tweet from a fan saying she can’t wait to get back in the ring, indicating she was injured in that RAW title match.
“Thanks for the support, in the end I gave everything I got. I know in my heart that I did my best. I’m really sorry I wasn’t good enough. I can’t wait to get back in the ring. [heart emoji],” she wrote.
There has been some speculation that WWE might put Shotzi on the tag team with Rodriguez, based on how she saved Rodriguez from Damage CTRL after Bayley’s win over Rodriguez at last week’s SmackDown. Shotzi has not been confirmed to replace Aliyah on the tag team, and it could be that WWE just wanted to babyface Shotzi again. We should know more when Aliyah comes back next week, if she’s used by then.
— ALIYAH 3:17 (@WWE_Aliyah) September 14, 2022
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