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Postby Bandit » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:04 am

Paige was told to retire by WWE.

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.

During a six woman tag team bout on 12/28/17 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island, Paige had her back to Sasha Banks, who was behind her against the turnbuckles. Banks used the ropes to pull herself up and kicked with both legs into Paige's back. Paige, obviously not ready for the bump, went down. She tried to get up but could not get her legs under her, finally did get up and turned to grab Banks, immediately falling down again and rolling over to her back, where she stayed. The referee checked on her and called for the bell. She was examined by WWE medical personnel and a stretcher was brought to ringside to transport her back to the locker room. After several minutes, Paige walked out under her own power.

It was believed at the time that Paige had suffered a stinger, leading to her losing feeling in her extremities. Given her previous neck surgery, WWE pulled her from the ring and set up further testing that led to this week's decision.

Paige had been announced for the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble match on 1/28 in Philadelphia after she was injured, but we are told that was before medical testing led to the determination that she was to be pulled from performing as an in-ring competitor. She will be replaced in the match and all signs are that she will relegated to a non-physical role for the company going forward. One would assume the company will devise a way to write her out of the Rumble match without any physicality, similar to how Daniel Bryan is not allowed to be involved in anything physical in his current role as Smackdown General Manager.

Paige's injury came, as most injuries do, at the worst possible time.

2016 into 2017 was an explosive year for Paige that saw her undergo neck surgery, be hit with a pair of WWE Wellness Policy suspensions, undergo the embarrassment of personal and explicit videos being leaked and of course, her public and tumultuous relationship with Alberto el Patron. There were a number of incidents that played out in the public eye involving the couple, included a July 2017 scene at the Orlando International Airport that was so bad, local authorities got involved, later determining not only that Paige was the aggressor in the situation but that there was enough evidence to prosecute her for domestic violence battery. In the end, the District Attorney's office opted not to move forward with the prosecution.

By the latter part of the year, however, Paige was cleared medically and was finally back in the ring, spending time at the WWE Performance Center in order to prepare for a television return. She was brought back with great fanfare during a great Raw segment last year, helping to introduce NXT talents Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville to the main roster as part of the Absolution faction. The strategy behind putting the group together may have been to devise a way to limit Paige's ring time due to her previous neck issues, while also getting her back on TV in a prominent role. Almost immediately, the trio was clicking, feuding with Sasha Banks, Bayley and Mickie James. Paige was right back where she should have been.

Then, the injury happened.

The irony of the situation, a number of sources have pointed out, is that no one would think there was anything physically wrong by looking at Paige, making it even more unthinkable that she, at 25, is being removed from WWE competition.

A second generation star from Norwich, England who broke into the business at just 13 years of age, Paige's signing to WWE developmental was instrumental in leading to the current incarnation of the WWE women's division. She was one of the first breakout stars of the WWE NXT brand as it evolved from just being a developmental territory. NXT's Women's division, unlike the WWE main roster at the time, specifically focused on the athletic in-ring abilities of the female talents and built stories, title matches and rivalries no different than NXT's male counterparts.

As more and more talents migrated from NXT to arrive on WWE's main roster, the women's division there also evolved, becoming far more performance-based as the division became a more popular and important piece of WWE's product, Paige was not only a major part of moving the division forward, she was the first sign of that the tides were changing.

Paige, the first NXT Women's champion, was moved to the main roster as a surprise the day after Wrestlemania 30 in New Orleans, shockingly defeating AJ Lee to become the WWE Divas champion. In doing so, Paige became the first and only woman to hold the belts simultaneously. With her Divas championship win, she was also the youngest woman to hold the belt at 21 years of age. She would hold the Divas championship twice.

While Paige will not be allowed to wrestle going forward by the company, we are told that she is extremely well liked by management, so one would think she would remain with the company in some capacity. She was featured on reality series Total Divas, so that's a possible vehicle for her, as are WWE Studios feature films. It's also possible the company could tap her to Coach in the NXT system or attempt to transition her into another on camera role.

Of course, The Rock is producing WWE Studios' forthcoming film "Fighting With My Family", which will be released theatrically September 14th. The company will obviously utilize Paige to promote the film, which based on a British documentary made about Paige's family, The Knights, who have been wrestling and promoting the World Association of Wrestling (WAW) promotion in Great Britain for years. One of the lead characters, named Raya (short for Saraya, Paige's given name) is played by actress Florence Pugh and is the central character of the film as it follows a fictionalized version of Paige's path to World Wrestling Entertainment, right down to a major scene where they recreate the night she debuted on Raw and captured the Divas championship.

The importance of her connection to the film alone should allow Paige to continue to be showcased in some fashion until the film hits theaters.

Outside of WWE, Paige had been attempting to build a separate brand for herself under the name "Saraya" with the assistance of former WWE star Rosa Mendes and her husband. Obviously, that will continue as well.

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Postby Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:03 pm

That sucks. They should let her be in the Royal Rumble as her final match. Not take any bumps in it and get thrown over the top rope onto her minions.

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Postby Big Boss Man » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:37 pm

The Mirror in the U.K. have covered the news too
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-spo ... l-11843585

Really sucks for Paige because she went through all that BS about her private life and that iCloud leak thing which caused her to have anorexia. She's only 25 and she grew up in a wrestling environment so not being able to step into the ring could mean WWE don't keep her on and her visa expires so she goes back to England. The only real plus right now is the movie coming out and WWE giving her a role as a trainer on NXT or a road agent for the Divas.
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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Postby Bandit » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:55 pm

Big Boss Man wrote:The Mirror in the U.K. have covered the news too
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-spo ... l-11843585

Really sucks for Paige because she went through all that BS about her private life and that iCloud leak thing which caused her to have anorexia. She's only 25 and she grew up in a wrestling environment so not being able to step into the ring could mean WWE don't keep her on and her visa expires so she goes back to England. The only real plus right now is the movie coming out and WWE giving her a role as a trainer on NXT or a road agent for the Divas.


She won't be cut, there's lots of stuff she can still do and it's not like she has a Brock level money deal. She can manage or announce or train at the Performance Center since I think she lives in Florida. Percy Watson is useless so they can get rid of him and put her with Mauro and Nigel on NXT. Or have her replace Graves on Smackdown since he was supposed to be temporary anyway (although a rumor went around saying he was a place holder for when Big Show retires since he's been doing announcer training with Jerry Lawler the past few months.) She's fortunate she's always been a good talker so can do other jobs. If the reverse happened and Sasha had to retire she'd be screwed since she is a horrible promo and I don't know if they'd want her training anybody since she's had a reputation of being reckless even before this.

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Postby Big Boss Man » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:59 am

Bill Goldberg is the first WWE HOF inductee for 2018

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Postby Dr. Zoidberg » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:31 pm

Chris Jericho: NJPW one week, WWE the next.

That Martin Luther King video was very well done.

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Postby Bandit » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:54 pm

That Braun angle was so dumb. We've seen 10 trillion beat down angles in the history of wrestling but nobody was fired for it. And he wasn't fired for trying to murder Roman like 4 times in 2 weeks this summer. Why do they always give Braun such dumb angles when all he has to be is a big guy that fucks everybody up in wrestling matches?

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Watch Jim Cornette ignore this in his business killing rant of the week because he heard a New Jersey indie worker kicked out of a powerbomb in front of 35 fans.

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Postby Dr. Zoidberg » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:19 pm

Yeah it was stupid shit, just like last week.

It was good hearing Tony Schiavone on Raw during the Goldberg HOF package. Bring him back for a night, Vince!

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Postby Bandit » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:39 pm

And now the lighting rig spot looked like Bill Watts believable booking compared to the giant truck. Next week he will lift the entire Manhattan Center up and throw it on Brock I guess. Then Brock will get up and refuse to go to the hospital again. That might be the worst thing: if you do this shit at least make drama for a few weeks that Brock may have had his career ended. Instead it's

"OMG MR. LESNAR LET'S GET YOU TO THE HOSPITAL!"

"Nah, I'm good."

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Postby Bandit » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:01 am

The WOR review is great. Bryan Alvarez lost his shit over the show and was so angry he was snapping at Dave for no reason about other things. :olol:

Dave was just jaded about the whole thing, but it really set Bryan off. Poor Vinny is not going to have a fun night tonight.

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Postby Big Boss Man » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:16 am

They should give Braun his own house flipping show, where he actually picks up folks houses and flips em over

Brrrrrraaaaaauuuuunnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!
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Postby Bandit » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:26 am

But then he gets into a feud with Mike Holmes.

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He's Canadian so he's probably naturally a good wrestler.

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Postby Bandit » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:49 pm

A celebrity steroid dealer said Roman Reigns was one of his clients.

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Postby Big Boss Man » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:12 pm

That made some UK tabloid media. Wouldn't Roman be caught via the Wellness test or do they cycle off before they are tested. I vaguely recall Vince saying on air to Orton about being skinny or something when he came back from an injury as like a Freudian slip translating to get back on the roids. Plus guys inject themselves with weird stuff to get past the tester(s) like horse steroid etc.
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