Shane McMahon addressed the SmackDown locker room before the action started on this week’s episode of the blue show. McMahon talked about the New Era starting off in the WWE and motivated the SmackDown locker-room to up their games.
Then McMahon called up Paige on the backstage set-up and called her the “former” General Manager of SmackDown LIVE, confirming that she’s no longer the GM for SmackDown LIVE. However, Shane McMahon thoroughly expressed his gratitude towards Paige and her services as the GM.
McMahon also made it clear that Paige isn’t going anywhere but her role has changed. Paige then received a “Thank You Paige” chant from the locker-room.
Thank you, @RealPaigeWWE!
— WWE (@WWE) December 19, 2018