While it’s clear WWE is still pushing full-steam-ahead with Becky Lynch’s advertised Smackdown Women’s Championship defense at WWE TLC, claims of her being completely medically clear to compete may have been a bit premature.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that while The Man was cleared by WWE doctors for the concussion implemented at the hands of Nia Jax, she has still not been cleared for the broken nose suffered during the same incident.
The concussion was the major issue, which is why she has been back on television the past two weeks, but not involved in any physical segments or matches. With broken noses the expected return time is fairly short, and we’ve even seen a few instances where Superstars will compete with a face mask to protect the injured area.
WWE obviously believes she will be cleared in time for WWE TLC, but it is worth noting that as of now, it still remains a factor.