WWE announced earlier today we would get an announcement on Bayley’s status for SummerSlam, and they delivered unfortunate news for the No. 1 contender for the WWE RAW Women’s Championship. Earlier today, Top Rope Press reported Bayley’s SummerSlam match was in “jeopardy” following a shoulder injury from last Monday’s match against Nia Jax. In fact, the official WWE RAW preview stated “it doesn’t seem likely that The Huggable One will be getting back into the ring anytime soon.”
A couple hours later, a new video with RAW interviewer Mike Rome confirmed Bayley will not be at SummerSlam due to a separated shoulder. Bayley is at tonight’s RAW from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and will comment about the incident.
Rome also revealed there will be two triple threat matches to determine the No. 1 contender to Alexa Bliss’s RAW Women’s Championship. The winner of each triple threat match will compete against each other at next week’s, August 14th, broadcast of RAW. The August 14th show will take place at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts – the hometown of Sasha Banks.
Bayley’s removal from the RAW Women’s Championship match is a crushing blow to the former women’s champion as she is featured on the SummerSlam promotional poster, which she tweeted on Sunday morning.
— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) August 6, 2017