It was a heartbreaking story that surfaced online on Friday afternoon.
Former WWE Divas Champion Paige’s career is over as in-ring performer under the WWE banner, according to PWinsider.com.
Paige was informed this week while at Monday’s Raw TV event that she will not be cleared to return to the ring after her most recent in-ring injury. It was noted that it’s a situation described as similar to Edge's medical disqualification from competing in the ring.
It all started in late December at a live event in Long Island. For those who may not remember, she was in a six-woman tag match that needed to be called off. Paige took a hard kick to the back from Sasha Banks that she wasn’t ready for and it stunned her. The early belief was it was just a mild stinger, leading to her losing feeling in her extremities.
WWE pulled her from the ring and set up further testing that led to this week's decision.
Despite the fact that the sports entertainment company has advertised her for the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble match, she will obviously be pulled from the match and replaced. It’s believed that she will transition to a non-physical role for the company going forward.
The Royal Rumble pay-per-view event takes place on Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Wells Fargo Center and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. Both Raw and SmackDown brands will be featured.
The following names have been confirmed by the sports entertainment company for the the upcoming first ever women’s Royal Rumble match:
Asuka, Naomi, Ruby Riott, Natalya, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Carmella, Tamina Snuka, Lana, Natalya, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Mickie James, Nia Jax, Becky Lynch, TBA
At only 25 years of age, Paige has had some ups and downs while under contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. In 2011, she signed a contract with WWE. She is a two-time Divas Champion and was the inaugural NXT Women's Champion in WWE's developmental branch NXT, holding both championships concurrently at one occasion.
She is also the first competitor born in the nineties to win a championship in WWE. Despite her young age, she is a veteran. Her fans have sounded off on the heartbreaking news via Twitter, which you can see their reactions here:
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