Paige Reveals Her Reaction To The Retirement of Divas Championship and Managing Asuka

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Paige was one of the women who started the Women’s Revolution down in NXT when she became the first ever NXT Women’s Champion. She later became the first woman to hold the NXT and Divas Championships at the same time, as well as the youngest at just 21-years-old, but sadly her stint in the spotlight ended just as quickly as it begun.

The Divas Championship was retired back at WrestleMania 32, while Paige was taking time off from WWE because of a neck injury. She later returned to the company with Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose at her side, but this didn’t last for long either, since Paige was forced to retire at the beginning of last year because she re-aggravated her neck injury.

Paige missed out on being in the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble match due to injury and went through a whirlwind of emotions, but luckily was able to become the General Manager of SmackDown Live and now the manager of The Kabuki Warriors, which has allowed her to remain on WWE TV.

Paige’s career on the main roster began back in 2014 with her famous Divas Championship win the night after WrestleMania and the British star was recently able to speak to Digital Spy about her reaction to the title being retired.

“It was the end of an era for me. The dream was always to become Divas Champion and now there’s no possible way I could ever become Women’s Champion and that’s the sad part for me, because [I] can’t go into the next era,” she said via Wrestlezone.

Even though Paige can’t wrestle anymore, she has found her place as a manager and she touched on the fact that she had always wanted to manage Asuka.

“I always wanted to work with Asuka. Because I always thought she was an amazing athlete and wrestler and all she needed to do was get help with mic skills and I thought, ‘I’ll talk for her, that’s great I can do that’ So I love working with those two, they’re so sweet and so professional and I really enjoy my time with them.”