It is being reported on many sites that former WWE Divas Champion Paige’s career is over as in-ring performer under the WWE banner. According to the report, she was informed this week while at Monday’s Raw TV event that she will not be cleared to return to the ring after her most recent in-ring injury.
It’s a situation described as similar to Edge’s medical disqualification from competing in the ring.
For those of you that haven’t been following the news, Paige was injured during a live event in Uniondale, NY last month. The injury occurred when she took a hard double stomp kick to the back from Sasha Banks. It was clear that Paige was not ready to take the bump and she immediately crashed to the ring canvas and had trouble getting back up. The referee called for the bell and the match was stopped as the trainer checked on her. She was then taken to the backstage area so that medical personnel could examine her.
WWE pulled her from all shows at the time as a precaution because they are extremely careful when wrestlers suffer injuries related to their neck and head. She was later announced as a competitor for the women’s Royal Rumble match but it was later determined that she would never be cleared to wrestle again.
Needless to say, the past year and a half have been tough on her. She had to deal with the issues with the leaked private photos, the public stories about her and Alberto El Patron, two WWE wellness policy failures, and she had to undergo neck surgery in late 2016. That injury kept her out of the ring for most of 2017.
But Paige, by all accounts, turned her life around. Friends of her that have seen her lately have said that she seems happy, she is no longer with El Patron, and being back on WWE TV was a good thing for her.
Could this mean we see Paige as a non wrestling performer or will she be on her way home to work with her families company WAW who knows. But we all here would like to send our condolences to Paige and know what ever she chooses to do we and all her fans will give her 100% in support.