Carmella Says Non-Functional Foot Stopping WWE Return

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Former SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella has discussed what’s stopping her from returning to the WWE ring for the first time in well over a year.

On November 9th, Carmella and Corey Graves announced the birth of their son Dimitri Paul Polinsky after a 60-hour labour.

Speaking on Insight With Chris Van Vliet, the popular WWE star has discussed a possible return to the ring but explained that she’s currently dealing with an injury she suffered during her labour that’s left her foot non-functional:

I would love to return. I mean, obviously, I’m so immersed in this motherhood world right now. But honestly, I actually have an injury from delivery. So I have a lot of nerve damage that happened and my foot is kind of non-functional right now.

So it’s something that I never knew could happen during labour and delivery but I have two herniated discs in my back and that is correlated to my foot. So 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, too. I mean, 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 so I don’t know how that works out. But here we go.

When Did Carmella Last Wrestle In WWE?

Carmella hasn’t wrestled since appearing at a live event on March 12th, 2023 where she teamed with Damage CTRL and Piper Niven to take on Asuka, Becky Lynch, Bianca Belair, Candice LeRae & Nikki Cross. Her most recent match on television took place six days earlier when she was pinned by Bianca Belair on Raw.