Bayley was scheduled to face Bianca Belair in an I Quit Match at WWE Money in the Bank on Sunday, July 18. Now, a replacement is to be named on tonight's episode of SmackDown.
Many in the wrestling world, especially WWE reached out with well-wishes for Bayley, who was a major focal point of WWE throughout the entirety of the global COVID pandemic.
You can see some of the reactions below:
I’m not alone is saying this news makes my heart hurt, but that being said 9 months from now we can expect one badass return -- we will be waiting. https://t.co/FTqpzWThnw— Daddy Deville (@SonyaDevilleWWE) July 9, 2021
Speedy recovery to one of the best to ever do it! https://t.co/ZHfQ2HQnEy— Kayla Braxton (@KaylaBraxtonWWE) July 9, 2021
You don’t have to like @itsBayleyWWE to know that she’s been one of best in the business for a long time and that this is a major bummer. She’s gonna tell me to shut up, but best wishes on a speedy recovery to Bayley. https://t.co/VpoIYx771j— Matt Camp (@TheMattCamp) July 9, 2021
Get better soon @itsBayleyWWE— Gail Kim-Irvine (@gailkimITSME) July 9, 2021
WWE is better with Bayley in it. Period.— Ryan Pappolla (@BodieIsRyan) July 9, 2021
She’ll come back even better. Wishing her the speediest of recoveries. https://t.co/jQg3YGAnVI
Striving to be the best, working hard, going above and beyond as usual! Her work ethic is outstanding!!! I have so much respect for @itsBayleyWWE ! Wishing nothing but the best and all the love to her! Watch out when she comes back, she will be better than ever -------- https://t.co/vgV2kFXGxC— ---- (@NiaJaxWWE) July 9, 2021
This is so heartbreaking -- @itsBayleyWWE is so beloved by everyone, and will be greatly missed-both in ring and backstage. With that being said, your comeback and return await you, and I can only imagine how amazing you’ll be when that happens!#ThunderdomeMVP https://t.co/qNGDnD9y1M— TJ Wilson (@TJWilson) July 9, 2021
. @itsBayleyWWE is one of the toughest I know. Speedy recovery and sending all the love to you. Thank you for always being you.— The HBIC (@MiaYim) July 9, 2021
----@itsBayleyWWE— Just Different (@swerveconfident) July 9, 2021
Wishing a speedy recovery! I can’t wait to see your chingona comeback chiquita https://t.co/86u6MrEyJu— Raquel Gonzalez (@RaquelWWE) July 9, 2021
. @itsBayleyWWE is one of the most amazing people, ever.. in and out of the ring --— ℭ------------ -------- -- (@DakotaKai_WWE) July 9, 2021
Regarding what caused the injury, Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp reported but the injury occurred during mandatory training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, and is said to be seen as a "freak accident."
We're told the Bayley injury happened during the mandatory "return to road" training session at the WWE Performance Center while doing chain wrestling with another Superstar. It was referred to as a freak accident.— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) July 9, 2021
We will continue to monitor the story and report any and all updates. Also, you can keep up with injury updates by reviewing Fightful’s injury resource.