Paige Reportedly Done As In-Ring Performer

  

Paige Reportedly Done As In-Ring Performer

According to a report by PWInsider.com, Paige is done as an in-ring performer with the WWE. 

In a situation described as similar to WWE Hall of Famer Adam "Edge" Copeland's medical disqualification from the ring, WWE star Paige (Saraya-Jade Bevis, 25 years old) was informed this week that she will not be cleared to return to the ring after her most recent in-ring injury, PWInsider.com has confirmed with multiple sources.

During a six-woman tag team bout on 12/28/17 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island, Paige had her back to Sasha Banks, who was behind her against the turnbuckles.  Banks used the ropes to pull herself up and kicked with both legs into Paige's back.  Paige, obviously not ready for the bump, went down.  She tried to get up but could not get her legs under her, finally did get up and turned to grab Banks,  immediately falling down again and rolling over to her back, where she stayed.  The referee checked on her and called for the bell.   She was examined by WWE medical personnel and a stretcher was brought to ringside to transport her back to the locker room.  After several minutes, Paige walked out under her own power.

It was believed at the time that Paige had suffered a stinger, leading to her losing feeling in her extremities.  Given her previous neck surgery, WWE pulled her from the ring and set up further testing that led to this week's decision.

Obviously, this injury couldn't have come at a worse time for Paige. Having just come back from a hiatus of over a year due to a different neck injury, Paige has come back with a lot of momentum and a huge push with her group, Absolution. She, like the rest of the women's division, was also preparing for the first-ever women's Royal Rumble, which she will now have to miss. 

One would assume the company will devise a way to write her out of the Rumble match without any physicality, similar to how Daniel Bryan is not allowed to be involved in anything physical in his current role as SmackDown Live General Manager.

The WWE has yet to confirm these reports, but we will keep you posted if more information comes out. 


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