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Alexa Bliss Out of Money in the Bank
Former WWE Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss is out of the Women’s Money in the Bank match Sunday. WWE announced that Bliss is not medically able to compete in the match. PWInsider is reporting that Bliss has been removed due to concussion issues.
BREAKING: @AlexaBliss_WWE is not medically cleared to compete at WWE #MITB this Sunday, and has been removed from the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match. A suitable replacement will be announced. https://t.co/gGXe8Kd1pd
— WWE (@WWE) May 16, 2019
Bliss will be replaced in the match by Nikki Cross. Cross also replaced Bliss in a fatal four-way match on Monday night, which was explained in storyline by having Bliss’ luggage be misplaced. Nikki Cross won that matchup, and will now be in the match on Sunday. Naomi, Dana Brooke, Natalya, Carmella, Bayley, Ember Moon, and Mandy Rose round out the rest of the field.
Ric Flair Goes to Hospital
“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair was admitted to a hospital on Thursday. TMZ Sports reported (h/t WrestlingInc) that Flair was rushed to a hospital in Atlanta. Flair’s son-in-law Conrad Thompson mentioned that Flair decided to do the surgery now, downplaying earlier reports.
Flair’s wife, Wendy Barlow, also released a statement about his health.
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“Due to ongoing health complications, Ric was taken to the hospital and is expected to undergo a procedure tomorrow morning, after which he expects to fully recover.”
Flair is scheduled to be at Starrcast II in Las Vegas, Nevada this weekend. He’ll participate in The Roast of Ric Flair during the event.
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Triple H-Vince McMahon Rift?
There are reports that Triple H is upset with the creative direction of the WWE product. In the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t CagesideSeats) Dave Meltzer mentions creative clashes are occuring between Triple H and Vince McMahon. The issues stem around McMahon making too many changes to creative direction and not sticking to originally designed storylines. McMahon is apparently taking input from too many sources.
WWE has experienced low ratings recently. That could also be a factor in any potential tension backstage.