One WWE Hall of Famer has sounded off on this situation.
It’s been well documented former WWE Divas Champion Paige’s career is over as in-ring performer under the WWE banner according to a report by PWinsider.com.
Paige was informed several weeks ago 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 decision.
WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus was recently a guest on Lilian Garcia's Chasing Glory podcast. During the interview, the former WWE Divas Champion spoke about Paige’s injury. Here is what she had to say (transcript courtesy of Wrestling Inc):
"It's a shame, but it goes with the territory, right? It is something that we go in and there is a risk that we take, and you put your body on the line every night. That is why it is so amazing to me," Stratus said. "Only a handful of people do what we do and only a handful of people can do what we do because you think of these people out there, we go out there willing to risk injury to entertain you guys, it's pretty crazy. When it happens it happens. It is unfortunate, but it goes with the territory though. You have to be aware of that as a superstar going in."
"Hopefully WWE will utilize Paige in other ways now," she said. "It's just, to have someone so passionate about the business and so in love with the business, I don't know what to say, I kind of want to hug her now."
"Her attitude is so great. She's just been like, 'You know what? They are still going to use me. I am still going to do other things.' I love that," Garcia said. "I told her that through a text that I am not going to say I am sorry because I have learned that these things sometime end up showing up their real colors later as blessings. I just hope you can find your blessing in this."
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms