PWInsider has several updates about the ongoing Paige situation. The former Divas champion was told last week that her in-ring career is over. As we noted earlier today, she was reportedly told that she shouldn’t return to the ring at all after her initial neck injury was repaired. During her appearance on Lilian Garcia’s podcast several weeks ago, Paige said the same thing. She said that doctors advised her not to return but “doctors don’t understand how pro wrestlers” think and want to perform. She was eventually cleared by WWE before a stinger suffered in a match with Sasha Banks put her out again and ended her in-ring career.
If Paige wanted to return to wrestling after leaving WWE, she still could. The decision to retire her was one made by WWE. She’s in a similar place as Daniel Bryan where once she’s no longer under WWE contract, she could keep wrestling if she wanted, even if there were health risks.
She’s currently backstage at RAW in San Antonio, Texas, but there’s no word on what her role would be. During her appearance last week she led Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville to the ring.
Meanwhile, there is no heat on Sasha Banks over the situation. It’s believed that the incident could have happened with anyone and Banks was not to blame. The two performed the same spot the night before the injury at a show in Madison Square Garden.
Paige will likely have a role with WWE going forward, especially when it pertains to Fighting with my Family, the film based on her life. WWE will hold an advance screening of the film during Wrestlemania 34 weekend in New Orleans.