Paige’s in-ring career with WWE is over, as first reported by PWInsider this afternoon and since confirmed independently by PWTorch. Sources tell PWTorch that, due to her latest neck injury, she was told she will not be cleared to wrestle again for WWE.
Paige, real name Saraya-Jade Bevis, is just 25 years old. She had neck surgery in October 2016.
At a house show a couple weeks ago, she was kicked in the back by Sasha Banks and went down and didn’t get up. The match was stopped and she was helped from the ring.
The other similarity is both have spent almost all of their life wanting to be wrestlers, and finding something beyond that is going to be as tough for Paige as it's been for Bryan. It's going to be nice if Paige gets a big farewell tonight, but I hope WWE helps her out with what's next.
I had actually read somewhere that her current contract was going to be up in October and that she had shown no interest in resigning after that. In light of that, I was surprised at that time to read that they were going to use her anyway.