That could have been worse for Naomi. Despite not seeming like it a lot of the time, wrestlers are humans too and are going to have some issues that need to be dealt with from time to time. Sometimes these things are going to pop up and have nothing to do with what happens in the ring. That seems to be the case again with a popular SmackDown star, who is now recovering.

One of the greater success stories of the last few years has been Naomi. Starting as one of the Funakadactyls whose job was to dance while Brodus Clay was coming to the ring, Naomi went on to become a rather popular star in her own right. She even got the big stadium entrance in her hometown at WrestleMania 33 where she retained the SmackDown Women’s Title. That is quite the accomplishment, but now things are on hold for a bit.

Via her Twitter, Naomi has announced that she is recovering from an emergency surgery. On her Instagram story, Naomi explained that she underwent a six hour surgery to remove a fibroid which had caused her issues for over a year and a half. Naomi said that the issue had caused her anemia fatigue, abdominal pains and more. There is no word on how long she will be out of action.

IMG Credit: Naomi’s Instagram

Naomi can do a lot of things when she is healthy. Check out what she can do when she is around:

Opinion: Egads that’s a rough one and hopefully everything works out fine. If nothing else it is a great thing to have the issue fixed and now what matters is Naomi getting better in a hurry. Naomi is rather awesome when she is given a chance, but she can only do so much without being healthy. She hasn’t been used as much either lately, so maybe this can bring her back to full speed.

What will this mean for her? Will she be Women’s Champion again? Let us know in the comments below.

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