“It Was Just So Bad” – Paige Recalls an Embarrassing Promo with Roman Reigns

Published 04/03/2021, 1:00 AM EDT


WWE Superstars often collaborate backstage to help each other with various aspects of in-ring work. One of such unexpected pairings comprised Paige and Roman Reigns, who worked together in behind-the-scenes promos. However, there was one promo that embarrassed her, and she didn’t want to go through with it.

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During her conversation with Renee Paquette, Paige revealed that Dusty Rhodes wanted her to read a love letter to Reigns, in an attempt to break up with him. This was for a Florida Championship Wrestling promo class.

“I was so embarrassed, and then I had to look at him and do this promo, and it was just so bad. The promo the next week, he [Dusty Rhodes] was just like, ‘Okay, baby, here he is again, Leakee [Paige], go up there, baby. You’re gonna do another one’.

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“He was like, ‘Pretend you’re reading a love letter. I wanna see all the emotion in your face, baby.’ So I had to pretend to read a love letter and I was like, ‘Urgh, this is so embarrassing.’ So yeah, that stuff would happen all the time.” H/t SKWrestling.

WWE never booked Roman Reigns and Paige for any in-ring segments or storylines. Reigns moved to the main roster in 2012 while Paige moved to NXT in 2014.

Possibility of Paige returning to WWE

Paige took a break from the ring after she suffered a neck injury. She  wants to return to the ring soon but is skeptical considering the possibility of another injury.

“It [neck] feels good and, honestly, it actually scares me as well to maybe come back to wrestling because I really want to and I would come back tomorrow but I’m always gonna have in the back of my head, like what if something happens and I do get paralyzed? So it does scare me.

“I know I’m not gonna be fully ready mentally to come back, but watch out world! Because when I am mentally ready to come back, everyone’s in trouble!” 

PARK CITY, UTAH – JANUARY 28: Actress Florence Pugh, actor and producer Dwayne Johnson and Paige pose for a photo at a Sundance special screening of “Fighting with My Family” on January 28, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images for Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures)

It’ll be quite exciting to witness the two-times Divas champion return to the ring after all this time. Undoubtedly, she’ll return stronger!

Roman Reigns puts his title on the line

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Coming to Roman Reigns, he’s preparing for his fight against Edge and Daniel Bryan in a triple threat match at WrestleMania. Reigns will put his WWE Universal Championship on the line.

Initially, this match was supposed to be just between Edge and Reigns. However, Adam Pearce gave Daniel Bryan another chance to win the title and converted it into a triple threat match.

Roman Reigns and Edge are not happy with this decision!

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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