One of the big matches at WWE Evolution on Sunday was going to see WWE Hall of Famers Trish Stratus and Lita take on the team of Mickie James and Alexa Bliss. This past Monday on Raw, Bliss wasn’t on the show due to an undisclosed injury at the time, so Alicia Fox was in her place and she joined James in getting into an altercation with Trish and Lita. Earlier this week, Mickie did an interview saying she thought that Bliss would be cleared to wrestle. Apparently not, because now Bliss has been ruled out due to injury.
Here’s the update from WWE.com’s preview of the match:
Although James was originally slated to team with Alexa Bliss, The Goddess will not compete due to an injury, and will be replaced by the wily Fox in this blockbuster matchup. The cunning Bliss will still be present in Mickie & Alicia’s corner.
This is not the first time this in-ring confrontation has transformed in the lead-up to WWE’s first all-women’s pay-per-view event. The show was initially slated to feature a clash between Alexa and Trish and a separate singles match pitting Lita against Mickie. As Alexa’s trash-talk escalated, however, Trish and Lita both threw hands with the former Women’s Champions, precipitating the combination of the scheduled bouts.
Now, WWE Evolution is set for a cross-generational confrontation that’s sure to feature some country strong, a dash of Foxy unpredictability, a few turns into the extreme and, of course, a healthy dose of Stratusfaction.
WWE Evolution streams live this Sunday at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network.
Bliss reportedly is dealing with a concussion and apparently wasn’t cleared by WWE’s doctors to allow her to wrestle in this match.
Our in-depth preview of Evolution is now posted and you can read it right here.
TJR Thoughts: That injury for Bliss is awful and the timing couldn’t be worse because it’s a big tag team match. Here’s hoping she can get back in the ring soon and perhaps WWE will go back to doing the tag match again down the road.