It looks as if the injury bug has struck yet again in the WWE, this time, Emma is the unlucky star who will be forced to miss out on in-ring action at a vital stage in her career.
While fans were rocked by the news that Seth Rollins, John Cena, Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton – four of the biggest stars in the WWE – were being sidelined, recent news has been positive regarding their returns.
While they’re set to return, Emma’s injury is said to be severe. She has suffered a back injury and it’s been revealed that she has a ruptured disc and this will require surgery, resulting in Emma being out of action for the foreseeable future.
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Up until this point, Emma hasn’t had the smoothest of rides on the WWE rollercoaster, in her first stint on NXT her gimmick was over incredibly well considering she was the polar opposite of the anti-diva, Paige; her ultimate rival.
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Unfortunately, her popularity didn’t transition well onto the main roster, being paired with Santino Marella and the whole shoplifting incident didn’t do her any favours either, especially since she was released from her contract, before being reinstated hours later.
There was apparent heat on her because of that, as she wasn’t given the push her talent deserved. However, going back to NXT to reinvent her character has done her a world of good, which is why the injury has come at the worst time possible.
WWE officials are said to be very happy with the amount of effort she’s put into her new heel persona, and she was rewarded with a spot in the WrestleMania match as well, so she’s certainly come leaps and bounds since her dancing days.
A title run wasn’t out of the picture either, she’s brought a new dynamic to the current women’s division and could still be a massive asset to the division which is currently being held up by Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch and to an extent, Paige.
Her current feud with Becky has been fantastic, as she’s really shown how far she’s come as a heel, which is strange when you consider how much of an ultimate face she was not too long ago. She hasn’t had major storylines on the main roster right now, but her feud with Asuka is another which was highlighted her strengths.
It’ll also be interesting to see what the WWE does now with Dana Brooke; she was brought up to the main roster last week by attacking Becky and continuing her partnership with Emma.
She too is a great talent, although she’s a lot better when Emma is with her so perhaps she may be sent back down to NXT for a little while, unless they’ll risk running a fully-fledged between her and Becky.
It’s an upsetting time for Emma and her fans, especially if she’s going to be missing months of action. Although, she's still young and has plenty of time to recover, and return a bigger force
You can't deny, however, that the timing couldn't be worse. It'll be a test of character for her now, to see whether she can go through the same cycle yet again.
Do you think Emma could have made a big impact in the women’s division? Have your say in the comments section below!