According to multiple wrestling media reports on Friday, Paige has not been cleared by WWE to make a return to the ring and could likely be done as a performer for the company. first reported the story early Friday evening noting that Paige (Saraya-Jade Bevis) was informed at the RAW taping hits past Monday in Memphis that she would not be cleared to return after suffering an injury at a live event in late December.

For those who may recall, footage made the rounds showing Sasha Banks dropkicking Paige in the back/neck area at a WWE live event in Uniondale, New York. She went down immediately, made an attempt to recover and then fall back down.

The match was immediately stopped and thrown out. While a stretcher was brought out to the ring, Paige was able to get to her feet and as helped to the back by WWE officials. She was then immediately pulled from the ring and hadn’t wrestled since at any live events.

Paige, 25, remains advertised for the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble match in two weeks in Philadelphia, but will likely be pulled based on these new reports. Her situation was described to be very similar to what Adam “Edge” Copeland faced where he was not medically cleared to make a return to the ring after WrestleMania 27.

The report by Mike Johnson over at PWInsider indicated that testing had been done on Paige in the weeks following her injury at the live event in New York. She had just made a return to the company last November, her first appearance on WWE since June of 2016. While out of action, she underwent surgery to repair a badly damaged neck.

Neither Paige or WWE have commented on the stories as of 7:00 p.m. ET this evening.

Additional Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online


  1. Well shit. Regardless of what went down with her & Del Rio she was a breath of fresh air in the women’s division & I hope her injury is not as serious as it appears.

  2. I don’t like the prospect of the Rumble because of things like this. Looked like Banks’ fault. And now 29 women are going over the top rope? Yikes!

  3. Nasty… That kick to the back of Paige’s head looked like Sasha wanted to separate the head from her shoulders.

  4. A dropkick that can be done a thousand times and never hurt anyone. Similar to when El Perro died after a 619. Just a freak accident.

  5. If this is true, I feel very sorry for her. and hope her loved ones take good care of her.
    I remember reading she contemplated taking her life after the leak scandals.
    Now she tries to make her big return and get back on track only to near immediately have her career ended.
    I really hope her loved ones have her back.
    And her fans show their love.
    Because this has not been a good run for this young woman. between the leaks, this injury and the seeming chaos that was her relationship with Alberto.

  6. Very very nasty kick with so much power. Considering Paige’s medical history banks should have been very much careful. Damn. One good faction was just picking up and got flushed down the toilet! Banks should be warned strongly!!

  7. It’s sad to see a career end so soon. 🙁

    And while I see a lot of people blaming Sasha, unfortunately, this is the kind of thing that can happen in the ring. We’ve seen it countless times. Could she have been more careful? Maybe. Would it have happened anyway? Again, maybe. There’s no way to know.

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