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Paige Seemingly Targets In-Ring Return


Former WWE Divas Champion and NXT Women’s Champion Paige has sent an inspirational response to a tweet from WWE on FOX, signalling that she hopes to one day come out of retirement.

The account tweeted out a photo of Edge and Daniel Bryan from this week’s SmackDown with the quote “retirement” – referencing the fact that both men have overcome all the odds to reverse their heartbreaking retirements and return to the ring. Paige, whose stellar career was the subject of the Fighting With My Family movie from The Rock’s Seven Bucks Productions, would respond with crossed fingers and the words, “One day.”

Paige retired from in-ring competition in April 2018. The Anti-Diva had been out of action since 2016 due to injury ahead of a return to physicality on RAW in November 2018. That return, though, would last only one month as an injury sustained at a house show would see Paige sidelined again, before heartbreakingly retiring in the middle of the WWE ring just months later, in a scene reminiscent of the one we’d sadly become accustomed to from the retirements of Edge and Daniel Bryan.

While Daniel Bryan and Edge have since been medically cleared to return, with the former becoming WWE Champion since and the latter ready to headline WrestleMania after winning the Royal Rumble, on-screen appearances from Paige have been few and far between. Following a stint as SmackDown General Manager immediately following her retirement, Paige has appeared sparingly on WWE programming, most recently confronting Sasha Banks and Bayley via video call in March.

Outside the ring, Paige continues to shine – recently starring in a music video for Falling In Reverse, and hosting the pre-shows for the band’s virtual concerts, while regularly delighting her fans on Twitch.