Paige Ending In-Ring Wrestling Career For WWE Following Latest Injury

Paige may have retired from wrestling

GETTY Paige may have retired from wrestling

During a six-woman tag match in Long Island, Paige took a hard kick to the back unawares and was left stunned by the blow.

According to a report from PWInsider, Paige's in-ring career in WWE is over due to injury. While she was rehabbing her injury, explicit photos and videos of her with her boyfriend (fellow wrestler Alberto El Patron) were leaked.

The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant wrote and directed the film, which stars Lena Headey, Nick Frost, Florence Pugh and Vince Vaughn. Paige was supposed to perform at the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble match on January 28, but that obviously won't be happening anymore. That announcement was apparently made prior to Paige's latest round of medical tests, in which doctors determined that it was unsafe for her wrestle going forward.

Paige was scheduled to be part of the Women's Royal Rumble match on 1/28 but she will no longer be part of the match and will now likely work for WWE in a non-wrestling capacity similar to Daniel Bryan's current role.

Paige is the youngest ever Divas Champion
GETTY Paige is the youngest ever Divas Champion

Multiple sources tell PWInsider that she might be forced to retire as an active in-ring wrestler.

There is still no official confirmation from the WWE or Paige herself concerning the issue, so there is a slight chance these reports are false. WWE management likes her and is likely to continue to involve her somehow.

Paige, the first NXT Women's champion, was moved to the main roster as a surprise the day after Wrestlemania 30 in New Orleans, shockingly defeating AJ Lee to become the WWE Divas champion. Paige remained a major player in the women's division until badly needed neck surgery in fall 2016 put her on the shelf.

The early belief was it was just a mild concussion, leading to her losing feeling in her extremities and have the match cancelled. Despite making her return to WWE two months ago, she may never be medically cleared by WWE in the near future. One of the lead characters, named Raya (short for Saraya, Paige's given name) is played by actress Florence Pugh and is the central character of the film as it follows a fictionalized version of Paige's path to World Wrestling Entertainment, right down to a major scene where they recreate the night she debuted on Raw and captured the Divas championship.

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