Paige has responded to WWE renaming one of their referees with the same moniker as the former Divas Champion.
NXT and 205 Live referee Chloe Christmas recently changed her Twitter handle to ‘@RefPaigeWWE’ to reflect WWE’s decision to rename her ‘Paige’, a name that has been synonymous with Saraya-Jade Bevis since she began her WWE career in 2011.
Bevis took notice of the change and took to Twitter to share the famous gif of Spider-Man confronting his doppelganger with Christmas. The referee took the tweet in good humour and sent her own gif stating “That is literally the greatest name I’ve ever heard”.
— Paige (@RefPaigeWWE) November 6, 2021
Bevis was forced to retire from in-ring competition in April 2018 due to a neck injury stemming from a house show match in November 2017 where she and her Absolution teammates Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville took on Mickie James, Bayley and Sasha Banks. During the bout, an errant kick from Banks floored Bevis, inadvertently causing an impact injury on her surgically repaired neck. She was unable to get cleared following the incident and has not competed in the ring since.
However, she recently shared encouraging news on her neck, revealing that she was training again and could squat 185lbs. Whether we will see her in the ring again remains to be seen, but if she does come back, there could be confusion if her matches are refereed by… Paige.