Bianca Belair Written Off WWE TV Due to Legitimate Injury – Bianca Belair, the former WWE Women’s Champion, has been temporarily written off WWE television due to a legitimate knee injury.
Belair’s absence was woven into a storyline angle on the August 18 SmackDown episode, where she and Charlotte Flair emerged victorious over Bayley and WWE Women’s Champion IYO SKY. Subsequent to the match, Belair was targeted by Damage CTRL, who focused on her knee, echoing the injury she had been selling since SummerSlam.
This development arrives nearly two weeks after Belair’s remarkable victory at SummerSlam, where she triumphed over Flair and then-titleholder Asuka in a Triple Threat contest. Unfortunately, her reign was short-lived as SKY seized the opportunity to cash in her Money In the Bank contract and capture the WWE Women’s Title.
As per a recent update from Fightful Select, the portrayal of Belair’s knee injury in the storyline is more than just fiction. The angle on the August 18 SmackDown was specifically designed to remove Belair from the ongoing storylines for the time being.
Sources indicate that Belair had been scheduled to take a temporary hiatus, a decision that was factored into the creative plans. However, the duration of her absence has sparked varying discussions, with estimates ranging from a few weeks to potentially up to three months.
Prior to her hiatus, there were speculations about a possible heel turn for Belair, potentially aligning her with The Street Profits in a similar vein to Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins’ association with Bobby Lashley. Nonetheless, insiders suggest that a full heel turn may not be in the cards for Belair, likening her role to a modern female equivalent of John Cena.
Bianca Belair Written Off WWE TV Due to Legitimate Injury