The announcement that Paige will be the new SmackDown Live General Manager was a surprising one and it appears that WWE went to a good length keep it under wraps.
During her recent appearance on E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness podcast, the former Diva’s Champion talked about many things including her retirement.
Talking about her new role, Paige revealed that the company had only told her that she will be at SmackDown the next day and she had no idea about her role in the show until she arrived in the arena.
It was after that when the writers told her that she was going to be the SmackDown Live General Manager but even after this she was instructed to keep the announcement a secret:
“I got to SmackDown the next day, Road Dogg, along with my writing team surround me and I was thinking, ‘Oh my God, am I about to be beat up. Do I owe you money?’ It was then they told me I was going to be the SmackDown general manager, but don’t tell anyone.”
Apart from this Paige also talked about her retirement speech on Raw, missing SmackDown and going home and more.