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Carmella Would Love To Return To WWE, Suffered Injury Birthing Son

Carmella would love to return to the WWE, but she suffered an injury giving birth to her son.

The former Smackdown Women’s Champion has not wrestled for the WWE since March 2023. She announced she was pregnant in May last year, alongside her husband, Corey Graves.

Carmella gave birth to a baby boy in November 2023, and has been out of action raising him at home. With no timeline for her return to the ring, many have begun to wonder what her future looks like in the WWE.

Chris Van Vliet asked Carmella about her plans to return to the WWE in a recent interview. The WWE Superstar revealed that she “would love to return”. However, she noted that suffered nerve damage while giving birth last year.

The WWE star is unable to even work out, having never suffered an injury in wrestling before. Carmella said she is attending physical therapy. She does not know when she will be able to wrestle again, but is hopeful.

“I would love to return. Obviously I’m so immersed in this motherhood world right now, but honestly, I actually have an injury from delivery. I have a lot of nerve damage that happened, and my foot is kind of nonfunctional right now. It’s something that I never knew could happen during labor and delivery, but I have two herniated discs in my back, and that’s correlated to my foot.

I haven’t even been able to work out; I haven’t been able to do anything that will get me back to the ring quite yet. Hopefully, eventually, I’ll get there, but right now, I’m just kind of working. I’m going to be in physical therapy and things like that. I’ve been wrestling for 11 years, I’ve never been injured—knock on wood—and now here I have a baby, and I’m going to physical therapy. I don’t know how that works out, but here we go.”

Carmella went into more detail about her injuries during a recent appearance on The Nikki & Brie Show. Read more about her story here.