Alexa Bliss discusses her recent history of concussions.
From October 2018 to January 2019, Alexa Bliss was sidelined with a concussion. She remained on television in a speaking role, overseeing the Raw Women's Division before returning to the ring at the 2019 Royal Rumble. Bliss would miss another month following the Royal Rumble and couldn't get cleared for WWE Money in the Bank this past May, reportedly due to concussion issues.
In an interview with the New York Post, Bliss opened up about her concussion history and preventative measures moving forward.
“Absolutely [I didn't think I would wrestle again]," said Bliss. "I think after the second concussion I was very worried about not being able to get back in the ring, especially because I didn’t know what was going on with my brain. There’s so many different types of concussions and I didn’t know that at the time. Each one had to be treated differently and the fact that I didn’t know what was going on with my brain and didn’t know until I saw the concussion specialist, it made me very scared."
Bliss continued, "The stuff that he [Dr. Collins] taught me about concussions and injury has been so mind opening and mind blowing, actually,” the 27-year-old Bliss said. “It made me feel like for the first time that I actually was in control of my own injury and actually well aware of what was going on in my brain and it made me feel so much better about returning to the ring because concussions are a scary thing. But the way they explained it, it made it seem tolerable and the fact that you could make a full recovery, and them being certain of that, just made me feel that much better.”