Former WWE Divas Champion Paige has been discussing a potential return to the ring. In a new interview, Paige said that while the thought of a return scares her, she would “come back tomorrow” if she could.
Appearing on Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette, Paige commented that she would love to face Beth Phoenix if she ever came back, adding that Phoenix and her husband Edge, have both reached out to her.
“It feels really good to see Edge come back, because we have very similar injuries. Him and Beth Phoenix have both reached out to me, which I would love if I ever come back to face Phoenix. I feel like she would make me look like a million dollars but she would protect me at all costs. I’ve never been in the ring with her before and I feel like if anyone, even though I love The Bellas, I love the four Horsewomen, I love all these ladies, I’m just so in awe of what Beth can do. I feel like she can take me to the next level. Once I saw it, I got chills when I saw Bryan and Edge talking together backstage. I’m like damn it’s so inspiring, it makes me feel good. I haven’t had any issues with my neck right now, sometimes I will wake up and it’s like funny, but that will go away.”
The Anti-Diva continued by saying that she is going to get her neck checked soon, but that it is just a routine check up. The former NXT Women’s Champion added “When I am ready to come back, everyone’s in trouble.”
“I’m still going to get my neck checked soon, just to see the progress of it, and hopefully it looks good. I’m not saying in any way, shape or form that they will clear me to come back, it’s just a check up. I am intrigues to know how my neck had progressed. It honestly scares me to come back to wrestling, because I want to and I would come back tomorrow. But I’m always going to have that in the back of my head like, what if? What if something does happen and I do get paralysed. It does scare me. I know I’m not going to be fully ready mentally to come back, but watch out world. When I am ready to come back, everyone’s in trouble.”
Paige hasn’t competed inside a WWE ring since being injured during a house show on 27th December 2017. The former WWE Superstar retired from active competition shortly after, citing a serious neck injury. Paige later enjoyed a stint as SmackDown General Manger before becoming a contributor on WWE Backstage.
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