In the world of pro-wrestling, it can be difficult to determine what is real and what isn’t. World Wrestling Entertainment which is without question the leader in what is professionally known as “sports entertainment” held it’s annual event known as “WrestleMania” on Sunday night (April 8) in New Orleans which saw the in-ring debut of former UFC fighter Ronda Rousey.
The following night during the WWE’s weekly broadcast of “Monday Night Raw” which airs on the USA Network a popular WWE superstar from the United Kingdom simply known as “Paige announced to the international crowd in attendance that she had to retire from in-ring competition due to a neck injury. “Paige” whose real name is Saraya-Jade Bevis will be the subject of an upcoming motion picture called “Fighting With My Family” which will tell the real-life story of Bevis and her family who are well-known wrestlers in the United Kingdom
Paige began wrestling as a teenager in her family-run wrestling promotion in England. Following a tryout, with the WWE she came to the United States and began training which eventually led to Paige joining the company’s developmental division known as “NXT” where the wrestler polished her in-ring ability.
Four years ago Paige made her official television debut on WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” ironically in New Orleans following WWE’s WrestleMania event. Known as the “Raw after mania” the special edition of the weekly wrestling program is often full of surprises which capitalize on the hype left over from the previous night’s event.
This week four years later Paige appeared in the ring holding a microphone where she informed the sold-out crowd in attendance that she had to retire. This announcement had been a long time coming since news of the career-ending neck injury first was reported by wrestling industry news outlets but the WWE continued to feature Paige on their television programs for the last few months with no mention of the injury.
You can watch a video of Paige’s announcement below: