Arianna Grace is one of the newest stars in the NXT women’s division. Grace is a second-generation wrestler, as she is Santino Marella’s daughter. Grace had previously suffered an injury and has been absent for a long time, and now it seems she is unlikely to return until next year.

Arianna, whose real name is Bianca Carelli, signed with WWE in February of this year. She made her in-ring debut during an NXT: Level Up taping back in April. She also had a solid run for a while until her injury.

Grace previously revealed that she is injured and subsequently got surgery for the same as well. Grace last wrestled at the October 4th NXT Level Up tapings, which aired on October 7, where she partnered up with Kiana James, in a losing effort to Sol Ruca and Fallon Henley.

While speaking to Fightful, Santino Marella talked about his daughter’s recovery process following her injury. Marella noted that his daughter is still in rehab and that he is hopeful Grace will be returning to in-ring competition by Spring of 2023. He said he was very impressed by her ability to recover.


Marella called the whole situation a waiting game. Marella also noted that he doesn’t have any issues with his daughter not using the same in-ring name. We’ll have to see what WWE will have planned for Grace once she returns.

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