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Paige's Reevaluation (2015)

Her name is Paige and Cageside Seats readers have reported back on what they love and loathe about the former Divas Champion. Here's the full evaluation.

What you loved:

  1. Heel Work - Even this early in her career, she's got this down pat. With her mannerisms, scream, and a vicious in-ring style, this was an easy top choice.
  2. Look - WWE kept her look relatively the same on the main roster. With her contrasting light and dark features, she is unlike any other Diva.
  3. Debut - The match against AJ was a bit sloppy, but coming out and winning the title was a surprise. This also helped her get over with the crowd in a hurry.
  4. In-Ring - She's a natural, plain and simple. Some of your favorite moves: The RamPaige, Scorpion Crosslock, and those nasty knee lifts while her opponent is in the ropes.
  5. Age - At 22, the sky is the limit.

Best comment comes via Thursday@1:

"She is really good right now, with the potential to be GREAT. Greatness can’t happen when most of her matches on Raw or SD are less than 7 minutes and usually end in a roll up. It also doesn’t help that her personality SHINES whenever she appears on the app or on Total Divas. Why can’t she (or anyone on the midcard for that matter) get backstage interviews on Raw?"


What you loathed:

  1. Directionless - This is a common trend within the women's division, but if she wasn't feuding with AJ, not much in terms of a storyline was built out for her.
  2. AJ Feud - It started out fine, then when AJ returned it became this strange frenemy turn faux-lesbian angle. Most of the matches were solid, but the story was incredibly disappointing.
  3. Paige-Turner - This could go as a finisher, just never looks quite right.
  4. Underused - So much talent is being wasted on doing nothing, or for Total Divas.
  5. Face Work - You felt it comes off forced, and she's best as a heel or tweener.

Best comment comes via lepsaxon:

"Like all women on the main roster, she’s crassly underused and never really given the chance to show off her skills."

On to the poll! With 555 votes, Paige's average score is 4.5, last year she received a 4.1.

Thanks, Cagesiders! Tomorrow's pick is so easy to like.

Until then!

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