Paige’s retirement was a tough pill to swallow for everyone in the wrestling business and fans around the world. After a rough year and a half, the Anti-Diva made her way back to Monday nights and looked to be on the way to the top with Absolution.
However, after an accident at a house show in December, Paige’s career was cut short, as she was forced into retirement in January. WWE Hall of Famer Edge felt a personal connection to the end of Paige’s career and gave his thoughts on the situation in a recent interview with CBS.
It is tough because when I retired, I was 37. I had accomplisehd everything and then some I set out to do within that industry, so there wasn’t anything else besides wanting to help some younger talent and teach them. That was what the next mode of my career was going to be, so it is a different scenario.
I guess all I can say if that[retirement] is the case, is she did a lot. She got a lot accomplished. She won the women’s championship, and she stood out. You just try and focus on the positives instead of drawing on the negatives.
That’s really all you can do in that kind of situation. But I don’t know if there’s a magic elixer or the perfect sentence you can say to make that easier to swallow.
While the WWE and Paige haven’t officially commented on her retirement, her peers have given their thoughts on the situation, like Edge, and wish her the best.