WWE superstar Paige is currently away from the company on a neck injury, but there is now some indication that she will not return at all.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Paige is currently not expected to return to the WWE. Meltzer notes that the WWE has no plans to use her again going forward.
This isn’t entirely shocking, and quite a bit of drama has unfolded with Paige since she last appeared on Monday Night Raw. She was suspended twice for violations of the company’s wellness policy, which states that an employee may not use any drugs not prescribed by a WWE doctor. Paige and the WWE engaged in a very public fight about this, with Paige repeatedly saying that the company was being unfair. Her father also said on Facebook that she was only taking painkillers to help with her neck.
“She has been in pain and out of in ring action for a fair while now and has been prescribed pain killers which apparently is against the wellness program,” he wrote.
The WWE disputed this, saying that Paige was using an illegal substance.
Last month, a scandal developed when private, explicit photos and videos of Paige were leaked online. WWE employees have had nude pictures leaked before without any consequences, but this situation was a bit different, as one of the videos showed Paige using the NXT Women’s Championship in a sex act.
In addition to all of this, there has been the drama surrounding the relationship between Paige and Alberto Del Rio, who was released from his WWE contract last year. The WWE reportedly did not want Paige and Del Rio dating, allegedly trying to break them up and even splitting them between Raw and SmackDown Live in the 2016 draft.
In recent weeks, Del Rio has been going on frequent rants against the WWE on social media, specifically calling out Triple H earlier this month and saying that he is a “f—ing p—-y.”
After Paige’s nude photos and videos were leaked online, Del Rio seemed to imply in an Instagram post that the WWE itself might have something to do with it.
He wrote, “I doesn’t matter how many times you try to break us… is not gonna happen… we were harassed by a company we still are… cause you don’t fool me MF’s I know I was you trying to destroy us… destroy my baby…”
Paige and Del Rio say they will be getting married in June. When Paige received her neck surgery in October, it was expected that she could return sometime between April and July of 2017.
In February 2017, Paige revealed that she is interested in MMA.
“I’ve actually really enjoyed it,” Paige told TMZ. “I’m like, I want to start training every single week.”