This past December Paige suffered a hard kick from Sasha Banks in Six-Woman Tag Team match at a house show. The match was brought to an abrupt end and Paige was stretchered to the back before leaving the arena under her own power.
Just a month later news broke that Paige’s in-ring career with the company was now over as the former Divas Champion would never be cleared by WWE for in-ring competition again. Her situation was compared to that of WWE Hall Of Famer Edge.
For the past several weeks WWE did not acknowledge these reports and instead only went as far as saying that an injury was keeping Paige out-of-action. That all ended today (Mon. April 9, 2018) on the Monday Night RAW after WrestleMania 34.
Paige was given some mic time following a Mandy Rose win over Sasha Banks, and announced to the WWE Universe that she can no longer work as an in-ring performer.
She proceeded to thank the likes of the WWE’s Women Division, her family, Edge, and Daniel Bryan. Paige also noted that Daniel Bryan gave her hope after returning to WrestleMania 34 last night as a competitor following some injury woes of his own.
Paige also noted that New Orleans was where she made her main roster debut four years ago, still NXT Women’s Champion, defeating AJ Lee for the Divas Title the night after WrestleMania 30.
Chants of “Thank You Paige” and “This Is Your House” broke out before Paige left the ring.
— WWE (@WWE) April 10, 2018