Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

WWE's Paige May Have To Retire As An In-Ring Wrestler

WWE's Paige May Have To Retire As An In-Ring Wrestler

According to a report from PWInsider, Paige's in-ring career in WWE is over due to injury. Last month on Lilian Garcia's podcast, Paige had commented that her doctor's had warned her after the last neck injury - which kept her out of the ring for over a year - that she should retire and not return.

Her latest injury occurred when she was kicked in the back by Sasha Banks during a house show match. 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.


Interestingly, if she was indeed told on Monday that she was not going to be cleared, it didn't stop her from posting the following on her Instagram today, that seemed to imply she was determined to work on a comeback once again. Paige finally returned to WWE TV in November 2017, joining up with new NXT call-ups Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose to form the faction Absolution. WWE officials and medical staff attended to her right away, though Paige was able to get up and walk on her own. The former Divas Champion will now be relegated to a non-physical role with WWE.

The injury wasn't initially believed to be terribly serious, and WWE booked her to participate in the women's Royal Rumble later this month.

Paige won that title on two occasions, and was also the first NXT Women's champion. It's rumored that Paige was given the news at the RAW tapings this week. Thanks to her parents also being wrestlers, Paige started wrestling herself at the tender age of 13. She was featured on reality series Total Divas, so that's a possible vehicle for her, as are WWE Studios feature films. 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.

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