On January 12, PWInsider reported some terrible news in regards to Paige’s return to the ring.
In a situation described as similar to WWE Hall of Famer Adam “Edge” Copeland’s medical disqualification from the ring, WWE star Paige (Saraya-Jade Bevis, 25 years old) was informed this week that she will not be cleared to return to the ring after her most recent in-ring injury, PWInsider.com has confirmed with multiple sources. It is believed Paige was given the news at the Raw taping this past Monday. We have been told by multiple sources she is “done’ as an in-ring wrestler.
With everything the former champion has gone through in 2016 and 2017, to see such an abrupt end to a career is truly heartbreaking. Paige’s return months ago was met with an uproar for the ages, and the WWE Universe welcomed her back with open arms.
Paige didn’t skip a beat and came in with Absolution to wreak havoc on Monday Night Raw. Sadly, we’ll never get to see where that story was going, after she was injured at a house show on December 28.
During the six-woman tag match, Paige had her back to Sasha Banks, who was in the corner against the turnbuckles. Banks used the ropes to push herself up and kicked Paige’s back with both legs.
Immediately after the move, Paige started shaking her arms and had difficulty getting under her own legs. While she would be able to walk out with the help of some officials, and many assumed she suffered only a stinger, it doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. After the incident, Paige told the doctors that she had lost feeling in both her hands.
WWE does still plan on using Paige. However, it will be in more of a managerial role for Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville.
Paige was a trailblazer for the women’s division. With such a great comeback after the past two years she’s had, to see it all end like this is tragic.