So you’re saying there’s a chance? Earlier this year, Paige had a rollercoaster two day stretch where she officially announced her retirement from in-ring competition due to a variety of injuries and was then named the SmackDown Live General Manager the next night. The former wasn’t the biggest surprise as her career was put on hold for over a year due to a neck injury and then she was injured again not long thereafter. However, a doctor has recently said she could wrestle again, albeit with a heck of a catch.
She wouldn’t have much rust to shake off.
Why was Paige named SmackDown General Manager? It doesn’t have much to do with wrestling.
Opinion: I don’t think this is the biggest surprise in the world. At the end of the day, stepping away from the ring for over a year and then not being back in the ring for three months before another injury takes you out again isn’t a promising sign. Paige has a severe condition and while she’s still around on television, the idea of her ever doing something physical again should stay just a thought. The risk of her getting hurt even more severely is far too great and there’s just no need for it to happen.
Do you like Paige in her new role? How long will she stay in WWE? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 26 wrestling books. His latest book is the WWE Grab Bag.
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