Aliyah joined WWE as part of NXT, where she honed her in-ring skills for a long time. After a lot of anticipation, Aliyah was finally called up to the main roster as part of the WWE Draft last year.

Aliyah was paired up with Raquel Rodriquez, but that team didn’t last long. She was recently out of action due to injury, and fans wondered whether it was serious or not. It seemed that her absence was also a way to turn Shotzi Blackheart babyface.

Aliyah took to Instagram and posted photos of herself since the match that showed visible bruising on her shoulder. She confirmed she suffered an elevated first rib and AC sprain during the match.

It’s been a month so here I go straight from the horses mouth:


I have to say my last match was probably one of my most favorite. And I would like to thank my tag partner Raquel and Damage CTRL And everyone involved. Yes I got injured mid match, however I have this overwhelming gratitude towards the incident because I felt like it pulled out a version of me that I never even knew existed. “Keep going!” I remember thinking. “I never get opportunities like this one” another voice in my head screamed. So idc I’m going to keep going and keep showing out. The emotions and energy I was feeling in the moment truly lit me up inside and I felt INDESTRUCTIBLE in that moment (yes, with an elevated first rib and ac sprain and all.)

I am very grateful to get to do what I do and I hope my passion and efforts transcended thru your television screen.

I don’t know what the future holds or when I’ll be back. But I just want to say thank you for everyone that has reached out. I really can’t wait to get back in the ring. —

Aliyah is currently off-screen, and Raquel Rodriguez has aligned with Shotzi in the last few weeks. We’ll have to see when Aliyah returns to WWE television, but she put in 7 years of work in NXT to make it this far, so Aliyah isn’t quitting any time soon.

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