WWE star Paige has announced her retirement from wrestling due to injuries sustained to her neck. During an emotional speech, she announced that she was officially retiring from competing due to injury.
Paige, 25, who is from Norwich, had already undergone surgery on her neck before she was kicked from behind by Sasha Banks at the end of previous year, causing fresh damage.
After sharing her news, Paige took to Twitter to thank fans for their support, posting a photo of a microphone and t-shirt lying in the center of a wrestling ring. However, she has been working as the leader and manager of the stable Absolution, alongside Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville.
Paige's retirement comes at such an unfortunate time with a Dwayne Johnson produced movie about her family being heavily advertised by WWE, and news that the company plans for next year's Wrestlemania to be the first headlined by a women's match.
As Paige's entire life has revolved around wrestling, she could feel the exact same way he did by being in the role. "I would like to thank every single female superstar back there today", she explained.
"Be proud to be a part of this division".
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"We have all built this division to be huge - into something we didn't imagine it could ever be", she said.
She went on to thank Daniel Bryan, who recently came back from a career-ending injury at Sunday's Wrestlemania; his return gave her hope.
A trailblazing Superstar who won the Divas Championship in her Monday Night Raw debut, Paige truly made the most of her four-year career and will surely find tremendous success in whatever she chooses to do next.
Lashley just made his return to WWE television on Monday night so there's no telling what kind of schedule he'll be keeping once he gets things moving in his return to the promotion.
Paige debuted on WWE's main roster in 2014 and has been named the NXT Women's Champion and a two-time Divas Champion. Eventually, Paige also wrote that this definitely isn't the end for her and is just the beginning. The crowd thanked her by chanting, "This is your house".
Paige became the youngest champion to win the WWE Divas Championship.