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Paige explains how Edge has helped her accept WWE retirement

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Back in April, Paige retired from in-ring competition, citing medical reasons for her decision - as she'd been suffering from serious neck problems. 

Four months prior to her announcement, she wrestled her last match at a WWE house show in December - and was injured after taking a kick from Sasha Banks. 

A CAREER CUT SHORT

In the following months, it became clear that Paige was in no shape to wrestle - as she often appeared at ringside to offer support to her fellow Absolution stablemates, but never got physical. 

Her retirement announcement on the RAW after WrestleMania didn't come as a huge shock then, but it was certainly still a moment that WWE fans fully empathised with. 

At just 25-years-old, the British star was in the prime of her career, before it was cruelly cut short.

Still, Paige did achieve a lot of success in her four years with WWE - as she quickly came through NXT as a champion, before capturing the Diva's title in 2014.    

ADJUSTING TO A NEW ROLE

Following her retirement, the former champ has been working in a new role on SmackDown Live - as the brand's General Manager. 

It's no doubt a role that she's had to adjust to, after starting her in-ring career so brightly.

Paige has had to adjust to a role away from in-ring action

Transitioning to this job would have softened the blow of an early retirement, but obviously, that decision must have been one of the hardest of her life regardless. 

Paige has recently been discussing her in-ring retirement announcement in an interview with the Daily Mirror - and revealed that one WWE legend massively helped get her through it. 

CREDITING EDGE

"The person who helped me with that was Edge. He pulled me to one side because he had sort of the same thing - spinal stenosis," the SmackDown GM explained. 

Edge is the man that really helped Paige through her retirement

"He told me ‘I promise you after you make this retirement speech you will have so much weight off your shoulders and you will feel so much better’.

"And I did, it did make me feel better. But he was like ‘you’ll also constantly be reminded of it and you will be upset, but you will be in a better place once you say goodbye’.

"And he was right. I do feel in a good place, but sometimes it can get me down."

She retired in April this year

It's great to hear that a legend like Edge was there to give Paige support when she was going through a very tough time. 

Hopefully, with everyone rallying around her, the SD Live GM will relish her new role, even though it's away from the action inside the ring.

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