According to PWInsider, Paige’s wrestling career is over - at least with WWE.
The site says the 25 year old was informed at Raw this past Monday (Jan. 8) the company’s medical staff would not be clearing her to return to in-ring performing. The situation is described as being similar to how Edge’s retirement was decided upon back in 2011 after WrestleMania XXVII.
The former NXT Women’s and Divas champion only recently returned from neck surgery she underwent more than a year ago. A spot at a house show on Dec. 28, 2017 where she was kicked in the back by Sasha Banks ended in a scary scene where Paige was unable to stand on her own and the match was stopped. She did walk to the back despite a stretcher being brought to the ringside area, but WWE quickly removed her from the rest of their holiday tour, and she hasn’t wrestled since.
2018 was lining up to be a breakout year for the second-generation British Superstar (real name Saraya-Jade Bevis). After a tumultuous period where Wellness Policy suspensions, injury and her personal life dominated headlines, she was the focus of major storylines on Raw immediately upon coming back to WWE television in November - headed to the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble match and a showdown with the undefeated Asuka. A movie based on her story, Fighting With My Family, is due out from WWE Studios and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions in September. She was proudly talking about getting clean, moving on with her life and forward with her career.
If this report is correct, that future will now be missing something Paige has been doing since she was 13 - wrestling.
Obviously, this is heartbreaking news. We’ll keep you updated on any confirmation from WWE or developments in the story. In the meantime, please join us in sending some positivity Paige’s way.