Former SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi‘s WrestleMania status has been in limbo ever since suffering a sprained ACL during her match with Alexa Bliss at WWE’s SmackDown Live branded pay per view Elimination Chamber, and being forced to relinquish the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Naomi has been posting about rehabbing her injury in hopes of returning in time for WrestleMania.
SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan made a match for WrestleMania 33 where all the available women on the SmackDown Women’s roster would compete for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, leaving the perfect opportunity for her to return.
Naomi’s father also took to twitter to announce that she would be back in the ring before WrestleMania 33.
@Ash24539474 she will be back by Wrestlemania
— Derek Mack Band (@derekmackband) March 18, 2017