Paige’s in-ring career with WWE is over, as first reported by PWInsider this afternoon and since confirmed independently by PWTorch. Sources tell PWTorch that, due to her latest neck injury, she was told she will not be cleared to wrestle again for WWE.
Paige, real name Saraya-Jade Bevis, is just 25 years old. She had neck surgery in October 2016.
At a house show a couple weeks ago, she was kicked in the back by Sasha Banks and went down and didn’t get up. The match was stopped and she was helped from the ring.
Paige is currently the no. 4 Twitter trend in the United States.
Keller’s Analysis: This is sad news for Paige, but congratulations to WWE for being cautious here. At 25 years old, she has to make a decision other athletes have to make during their athletic primes to retire early and opt for quality of life afterward well past what would have been her active in-ring years. She could, perhaps, choose to wrestle outside of WWE if she disagrees with WWE’s medical team’s opinion. She is such a strong personality with a connection with fans that she could become a manager of a faction or even do color commentary full time. Corey Graves had to retire early due to concussions, and he has turned into WWE’s top color commentator.