Former WWE Divas Champion Paige Hopeful of In-Ring Return

Published 02/20/2021, 8:06 AM EST


Paige was one of WWE’s biggest stars 6 years ago as WWE neared the Evolution era and saw the final peaks of the Divas division. Her feud with AJ Lee was one of the biggest talking points amongst WWE fans, and things looked bright for her future in the company.

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However, right at her peak, a devastating series of neck injuries forced her into early retirement. Paige stepped away from the ring after an emotional farewell and has been involved in various other roles in WWE since. 

Nothing is ever binding in WWE, and Paige does not want the neck injury to stop her from doing what she loves. In a recent tweet, she confirmed the fact that she still hopes to make a return to the ring. 

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On the latest episode of Friday Night SmackDown, WWE Superstars Edge and Daniel Bryan came face-to-face and had a light-hearted moment. They both had the unrealistic realization that they were staring at mirror-images of themselves. 

Both Edge and Daniel Bryan were forced to leave the ring at their peaks due to career-ending injuries. The two also bid an emotional farewell to the WWE Universe and were never expected to return. 

However, they defied all odds and managed to pull off the impossible, making triumphant returns to the ring. They now compete regularly on Raw and SmackDown and are also the best at what they do. 

Paige had big things coming her way in WWE

Winning the title on her main roster debut, Paige became the youngest ever champion in the title’s history. She is also the youngest ever Women’s Champion in WWE history. 

Another record held by Paige is that she is the only female Superstar to win a title on her debut in WWE. She was expected to go in to win every title within her grasp and the future looked glorious for her.

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However, she was forced into early retirement due to a neck injury, ending a potential all-time great career. Since then, WWE has offered Paige a number of backstage and manager roles on its shows. 

 

If she does return, it would set up the perfect feud between two eras of Champions. Paige is regarded as the one who actually started the Evolution for the Women’s division but never gets the credit for it. That right there is what she could move to prove if she steps back in the ring. 

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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