WWE superstar Paige has been pulled from the first ever women’s Royal Rumble and told to retire immediately at just 25 years old. Paige recently had a match with Sasha Banks and was kicked in the back of her head. The match was stopped, but the seriousness of the injury is just being revealed.
“It is believed that Paige was given the news at the Raw TV taping this Monday”. We have been told by multiple sources she is done as an in-ring wrestler. PW insider reported that she has had neck injuries in the past.
Paige was involved in a 6 woman tag team match in Long Island, New York when she took a hard kick to the back and was left unaware and stunned by the blow. However, they still thought it might just be a mild concussion, leading to her losing feeling in her extremities. The match was cancelled.
Further tests have been done by the WWE doctors they have revealed that it is a far more serious injury than once thought, and one that could be an ongoing problem, as it is the same neck injury that ended former WWE legend Edge’s career.
When they first announced the first women’s royal rumble in December, Paige was an emotional wreck and she vowed to win, revealing her pride in the way female wrestling had grown in her era. Paige said “It’s incredible, I obviously want to go down in history as someone who changed the women’s division. It was something that was not looked down upon but was not taken very seriously. There were women’s wrestling chants out there and it was really freaking cool to be the one that helped create that and take that stigma away is incredible. It’s really cool we get to be a part of history”.