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WWE fans are far from pleased that Paige has been removed as SmackDown General Manager

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WWE has been going through a rough patch as of late when it comes to ratings and viewing figures, with calls from fans to drastically change the product before things spiral out of control.

And it has signalled the return of Vince McMahon, who opened up Monday Night Raw this week to reveal that he was going to 'shake things up'.

It was then that the Chairman proclaimed a 'fresh start' with the whole family, including Triple H, overseeing both brands and putting the authority of the shows in the hands of the WWE Universe.

Following the announcement, there was an immediate uncertainty over the future of SmackDown's leader - Paige.

There's an argument to be had that Paige is the best authority figure the WWE has had for some time, as she gets things done and makes good matches and decisions from a kayfabe perspective.

But the 'fresh start' meant bad news for her - she would no longer be the GM for the blue brand.

It made no sense considering Raw is the show that needed a vast overhaul, and fans have been making their voices heard on social media.

The reaction was unanimous - no-one wanted to see her go.

Paige was given a positive send-off from her GM role last night on SmackDown.

So what's next for the anti-Diva? Shane McMahon alluded to the fact that she would be 'sticking around', and Mike Johnson of PWInsider has speculated that she could be transitioning to a pay-per-view pre-show analyst, similar to Booker T.

But an appearance once every month on a show that not everyone seems to watch is an opportunity wasted for someone as talented as Paige.

She really grew into the GM role since she retired from the ring in April and you could tell she was enjoying it.

Let's hope the 'fresh start' proves to be worth it in the long run for WWE, because they may have just gotten rid of one of SmackDown's best components.

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