Saraya-Jade Bevis, who performs under the name Paige, will no longer wrestle for WWE after she suffered an actual injury during a Dec. 28 show in New York, according to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com.
YouTube user SVRdude had video of the injury. During a tag-team match at Nassau Coliseum, Paige had trouble getting up after Sasha Banks kicked her in the back. She shook her arms to try and regain feeling and stumbled on the mat for a bit before the referee motioned to get her medical help. Johnson reported that she was stretchered out of the ring, but walked out on her own several minutes later.
The 25-year-old has a history of neck problems. Paige was suspended twice in 2016 for violating WWE’s wellness policy. After her second suspension was announced on Oct. 10 of that year, her father Ricky Knight (real name Patrick Bevis) defended her and said she was taking painkillers for a “long term neck injury.” Paige revealed that she had neck surgery on Oct. 19, 2016.
Though Paige’s in-ring career might be finished, Johnson believes WWE might use her in other roles:
While Paige will not be allowed to wrestle going forward by the company, we are told that she is extremely well liked by management, so one would think she would remain with the company in some capacity. She was featured on reality series Total Divas, so that’s a possible vehicle for her, as are WWE Studios feature films. It’s also possible the company could tap her to Coach in the NXT system or attempt to transition her into another on camera role.