More details on Rhea Ripley’s brain injury and her status with WWE

As previously noted, Bianca Belair announced during WWE RAW that Rhea Ripley will not be medically able to compete at the Money in the Bank PLE on July 2nd.

Ripley wrote on Instagram that she is dealing with a brain injury and during Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer of had more details on the situation…

“Her teeth were knocked loose in a match and she had braces put in. The braces were evident on her the last time she was on TV. But the other thing must have been…when she says her brain, that usually means a concussion. The two things that WWE doesn’t like to talk about are COVID and concussions.”

“She didn’t quite use the word ‘concussion’ but she had a brain injury is what she said. She’s not going to be on the pay-per-view obviously. They made that very clear, but it’s not expected to be a long-term absence either. She’s expected to be back fairly soon.”