According to an Aug. 3 report from WrestlingInc.com, WWE higher-ups are planning to update fans on AJ Lee's condition during the Aug. 4 episode of WWE Monday Night Raw in Austin. The episode, which airs at 8 p.m. on the USA Network, is expected to feature a segment with a medical staffer explaining Lee's whiplash injury, and how much time she's expected to miss. Lee, 27, suffered a legitimate whiplash injury during last week's episode of Smackdown, and no one seems to know if she'll be able to compete at SummerSlam.
Lee, the current WWE Divas champ, was celebrating a victory over Rosa Mendes, when she was violently pushed to the mat. Lee's neck snapped back in an awkward manner as she fell to the ground, and she was escorted out of the building in a neck brace and stretcher. Of course, the WWE was just taking precautionary measures to make sure Lee received the best care possible. No one knew the extent of Lee's injury until she was taken to a hospital for additional testing.
After being taken to a local medical facility, Lee was officially diagnosed with a whiplash injury. The good news is that most whiplash symptoms go away within two days, so she should be ready to go for Monday Night Raw and SummerSlam. Lee was suffering from mild pain in her back and jaw, but fans shouldn't be too concerned about her health. Lee felt well enough to compete at a WWE house show over the weekend in Lubbock.
At the Lubbock house show, Lee was slated to compete against Paige and Natalya in a Triple Threat bout, but the WWE scripted her to get injured just seconds into the match. She was taken backstage, but then emerged about 10 minutes later to nail Paige with her signature Black Widow finishing move. What does this mean for Lee's SummerSlam status? The WWE will address that tonight on Monday Night Raw.
Since Lee was well enough to compete at a non-televised WWE house show two weeks prior to SummerSlam, it seems she should be good to go for the pay-per-view event in Los Angeles. Lee's match with Paige was one of the most hyped bouts on the card, so it would be a shame if it doesn't happen. WWE Universe will learn tonight during Monday Night Raw if Paige and Lee will be able to square off at SummerSlam.