Welcome to today’s report, where we provide an overview of injuries, inactivity, and illnesses affecting WWE Superstars as of late-September 2023. It’s important to note that WWE’s approach to disclosing injury details can leave fans curious about the reasons behind a superstar’s absence. Our information is current as of September 27th, offering insights into the latest developments.
|Alexa Bliss||Maternity Leave||Announced her unexpected pregnancy in late May.|
|Amari Miller||Torn ACL||Confirmed successful surgery in February, giving her a 9-month recovery time.|
|Arianna Grace||Torn ACL||Confirmed she was 11 weeks into recovery from surgery in January, with an expected return to NXT in the second half of 2023.|
|Big E||Severe Broken Neck Injury||Sustained from an unsafe suplex in March 2022. There is no timetable for his return. His doctor advised him to retire.|
|Braun Strowman||Neck Injury||Ricochet confirmed Strowman had neck fusion surgery last month. His recovery time is unknown.|
|Brock Lesnar||Undisclosed Injury||Dave Meltzer reported that Lesnar suffered an injury at SummerSlam 2023. Regardless of this, Lesnar is on another hiatus from WWE.|
|Carmella||Maternity Leave||Announced her pregnancy on May 1st and is expected to be on leave for the rest of the year.|
|Dakota Kai||Torn ACL||Confirmed her successful surgery in May. She returned to TV at SummerSlam 2023 to celebrate IYO Sky’s moment but confirmed in the press conference that she is not medically cleared.|
|Elton Prince||Separated Shoulder||Suffered the injury in a match with the Brawling Brutes in July. Ridge Holland denied blame but deleted his Twitter after being criticized. Elton has since returned to SmackDown, in a wheelchair.|
|Liv Morgan||Shoulder Injury||Picked up an injury during a match in July. Rhea Ripley assaulted Morgan to write her out and vacate the tag team titles. If she needs surgery, it will confirm a lengthy recovery time. Morgan confirmed her injury status this week.|
|Luke Gallows||Knee Injury||After Karl Anderson appeared on Monday Night Raw with AJ Styles and Michin, it was later confirmed that Gallows is sidelined for an unknown amount of time.|
|Nikkita Lyons||Torn ACL & Meniscus||Confirmed her injury in January, which has a recovery time of at least 8 months and up to over a year.|
|R-Truth||Torn Quadriceps||Suffered after a dive in an NXT match with Grayson Waller. He had surgery in November but needed another surgery because of an infection. There is no timeline for his return.|
|Randy Orton||Back Injury||It was reported last month that Orton is far from being cleared. He has been off TV since May 2022. Before this, he talked about his back issues stemming from repeatedly landing on it from RKOs.|
|Robert Roode||Neck Injury||He had C4-C5 cervical fusion surgery in May and C5-C6 neck fusion surgery in November. This month, WWE reportedly brought him in as a producer.|
|Roman Reigns||Undisclosed Injury||Reportedly suffered an injury early in his match with Jey Uso at SummerSlam. He has since been sidelined without explanation.|
|Shane McMahon||Torn Quadriceps||Suffered the injury at WrestleMania 39 on night 2 and had surgery shortly after.|
|Sheamus||Shoulder Injury||After over a month of absence, it was reported on September 25 he was out with a shoulder injury. His last match was with Edge on August 18. It is unknown if the injury occurred during their match.|
|Sol Ruca||Torn ACL||Had surgery in May. She was last seen on NXT being taken out by a mystery attacker (Blair Davenport) in April.|
|Sonya Deville||Torn ACL||Picked up the injury this month in a match with Bianca Belair & Charlotte Flair. As she is sidelined, Chelsea Green found another tag team partner in Piper Niven to continue their tag title reign.|
|Wendy Choo||Undisclosed Injuries||She was wrote off TV in May after being taken out by a mystery attacker (Blair Davenport). Two months ago, Shawn Michaels confirmed that she was rehabbing several undisclosed injuries.|
There are several other WWE Superstars who are sidelined for various reasons, but a lack of information means it would be wrong to assume the reasons behind their absences. Please let us know if there are any noticeable WWE Superstar injuries left off this list. Thank you.
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Injuries, illnesses, and absences are a common part of the professional wrestling industry. WWE Superstars put their bodies on the line every time they step into the ring, and sometimes, unfortunate incidents occur that result in injuries or the need for time off. In this article, we will provide an overview of the injuries, inactivity, and illnesses affecting WWE Superstars as of late-September 2023.
One notable absence is Alexa Bliss, who is currently on maternity leave. Bliss announced her unexpected pregnancy in late May, and she is expected to be on leave for an extended period of time.
Another wrestler who is currently sidelined is Amari Miller. Miller suffered a torn ACL and underwent successful surgery in February. She is expected to have a recovery time of nine months.
Arianna Grace is also recovering from a torn ACL. She confirmed that she was 11 weeks into her recovery from surgery in January and is expected to return to NXT in the second half of 2023.
Big E, unfortunately, sustained a severe broken neck injury from an unsafe suplex in March 2022. There is no timetable for his return, and his doctor has advised him to retire.
Braun Strowman recently underwent neck fusion surgery, as confirmed by Ricochet. The recovery time for his injury is currently unknown.
Brock Lesnar suffered an undisclosed injury at SummerSlam 2023, according to Dave Meltzer. Regardless of the injury, Lesnar is currently on another hiatus from WWE.
Carmella is also on maternity leave after announcing her pregnancy on May 1st. She is expected to be on leave for the rest of the year.
Dakota Kai confirmed her successful ACL surgery in May but stated that she is not medically cleared to compete. She made a brief appearance at SummerSlam 2023 to celebrate IYO Sky’s moment.
Elton Prince suffered a separated shoulder during a match with the Brawling Brutes in July. Ridge Holland denied blame but faced criticism and deleted his Twitter account. Prince has since returned to SmackDown, but he is currently in a wheelchair.
Liv Morgan picked up a shoulder injury during a match in July. Rhea Ripley assaulted Morgan to write her out and vacate the tag team titles. If surgery is required, Morgan will have a lengthy recovery time.
Luke Gallows is currently sidelined with a knee injury. After Karl Anderson appeared on Monday Night Raw with AJ Styles and Michin, it was confirmed that Gallows is out for an unknown amount of time.
Nikkita Lyons suffered a torn ACL and meniscus in January. Her recovery time is expected to be at least 8 months and could extend to over a year.
R-Truth tore his quadriceps after a dive in an NXT match with Grayson Waller. He underwent surgery in November but needed another surgery due to an infection. There is currently no timeline for his return.
Randy Orton has been off TV since May 2022 due to a back injury. It was reported last month that he is far from being cleared. Orton has previously discussed his back issues stemming from repeatedly landing on it from RKOs.
Robert Roode had cervical fusion surgeries in May and November. He recently joined WWE as a producer.
Roman Reigns reportedly suffered an undisclosed injury early in his match with Jey Uso at SummerSlam. He has been sidelined without explanation.
Shane McMahon tore his quadriceps at WrestleMania 39 on night 2 and had surgery shortly after.
Sheamus has been absent for over a month due to a shoulder injury. It is unknown if the injury occurred during his match with Edge on August 18.
Sol Ruca had ACL surgery in May and was last seen on NXT being attacked by Blair Davenport in April.
Sonya Deville suffered a torn ACL in a match with Bianca Belair and Charlotte Flair. As she is sidelined, Chelsea Green found another tag team partner in Piper Niven to continue their tag title reign.
Wendy Choo was taken out by Blair Davenport in May and has been rehabbing undisclosed injuries according to Shawn Michaels.
It is important to note that there are several other WWE Superstars who are currently sidelined for various reasons, but a lack of information makes it difficult to determine the reasons behind their absences. If there are any noticeable WWE Superstar injuries left off this list, please let us know.
In conclusion, injuries and absences are a part of the wrestling industry, and WWE Superstars often face physical challenges that require time off or medical attention. The well-being and recovery of these Superstars are crucial, and fans eagerly await their return to the ring.