SmackDown Live General Manager Paige was forced to retire from her in-ring career earlier this year due to a serious career-ending injury. The babyface GM could very well wrestle on Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown Live to hype the brand battle ahead of Survivor Series provided WWE gives her the thumbs up for getting physical in the ring.
As reported by Mike Johnson on PWInsider Elite audio, Paige could wrestle this week on SmackDown Live. But it seems that WWE has simply ruled out that possibility.
“She could wrestle tomorrow, she could take a bump tomorrow. WWE’s not going to let her take that bump. WWE made the decision to medically disqualify her after the issue last year at the WWE live event at Nassau Coliseum where Sasha Banks kicked her and she went down and kind of loss feeling in her extremities.”
“WWE felt that the best thing to do was keep her out of a physical active role. That doesn’t mean she’s never going to take a bump again or she’s not going to wrestle again. WWE were the ones who pulled her.”
“My original headline was [on PW Insider] ‘WWE Pulls Paige As In-Ring Performer’ because that was the truth. She could go if she left WWE go and wrestle for Impact or anywhere else. I don’t know if that would be the best decision for her health long-term but she could choose to do that.”
“WWE management and WWE’s medical team, they were the ones who made the decision to remove her. As to if she has looked into ways of getting better or getting cleared, it’s possible. No one has specifically told me that, I don’t know of any meetings that she’s had with WWE management where she’s pushed the idea of getting back into the ring.”
SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch led a brand invasion as the SmackDown Women’s Team attacked the RAW Women’s Team on their home turf on Monday. Wait for RAW to invade SmackDown tonight.