2-time WWE Divas Champion Paige (real name Saraya-Jade Bevis) was forced to retire earlier this year (on RAW after WrestleMania 34) due to a career-ending injury. It was an emotional moment for Paige as she was only 25 at the time of her retirement and had several years left in her in-ring career. WWE was reluctant to send her off and Paige was handed the role of General Manager of SmackDown Live.
There’s been a rumor in the IWC claiming that Paige has been medically cleared by WWE and is eligible to wrestle again. The rumor spread like wildfire prior to this week’s episode of SmackDown Live where the current General Manager was also reported to have wrestled if WWE allowed her to.
However, Paige herself has now responded to such rumors on Twitter and gunned down the same in the process.
Nope. I’m not. At all. One more knock to my neck could result in paralysis. Don’t read “facts” on the internet. As much as I want that to be true it’s 100% not. https://t.co/9QdJVOJi7y
— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) November 13, 2018
It appears that Paige’s current condition is serious and any blow, subtle or severe, is enough to paralyze her.
WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan who turned heel this week on the show and captured the WWE Championship was also forced to retire in 2015 due to a life-threatening injury. However, fate finally smiled on Bryan as the now officially recognized WWE legend made his long-awaited in-ring return this year at WrestleMania 34.
Since capturing the Divas Championship from ex-Superstar AJ Lee on her main roster debut on the following night after WrestleMania XXX, Paige greatly evolved as an in-ring competitor claiming the WWE to be her “house”.
Although a heel Paige Absolution (with Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose – Absolution) returned to in-ring action after a successful neck surgery in November 2017, she once again suffered another neck injury the following month while wrestling Sasha Banks at a house show. This marked Paige’s last match in her career as she would be pulled from the Royal Rumble PPV.
A babyface Paige has been doing a fantastic job as SmackDown Live General Manager serving as a suitable, perhaps perfect, replacement of former GM Bryan.