Saraya(formerly Paige in WWE) recently made a shocking debut at the recent AEW Dynamite Grand Slam. AEW Dynamite Grand Slam saw a Fatal Four-way match for the Interim AEW Women’s World Championship that featured the reigning champ Toni Storm, Serena Deeb, Athena, and Britt Baker. After Storm successfully retained her title, the former WWE star made her way down to the ring, much to the crowd’s shock. Her contract details have also been revealed.
The former WWE Divas Champion Paige had been toiling hard with neck issues over the past few years that had put a halt on her in-ring career in 2017. She recently revealed that WWE star Bray Wyatt had hugged her backstage following the neck injury that put her on the shelf.
Paige opens up on her injury and time in WWE
The former WWE star recently opened up about the injuries forcing her into retirement in her mid 20’s, feeling “completely useless” when WWE wouldn’t use her for three years and refusing to give the company a cut of the revenue from her lucrative Twitch channel.
She discussed these topics and more on the latest episode of Chris Jericho‘s Talk is Jericho podcast. Jericho asked how it felt to know her in-ring career was cut short at such a young age.
“Awful,” she said. “The only thing is that I was in a better mindset, because if it was a couple years before, I would have spiraled 100%, but at that point, I was just like, ‘You know what, I can’t hit rock bottom again, I can only continue and try to do other things. But then, I got to be GM and I loved it, but that kind of got cut short as well, and I never really understood why, because it was a great gig. I feel like everyone liked it, I never got anything negative from it, it was just shocking.”
She further added:
“I ended up sitting in my house for like 3 or 4 years. That’s the most depressing thing. You just feel like you’re completely useless.”