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Hall of Famer Confirms Paige’s In-Ring Retirement


• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (February 1, 2001) – Ivory vs. Lita vs. Jacqueline

On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired a pre-taped episode of WWF SmackDown! including a triple threat match between Ivory, Lita & Jacqueline for the WWF Women’s Championship.

You can watch the full match below:

• Seth Rollins Comments On The Return Of Curb Stomp / Blackout

During a recent interview with The Des Moines Register, Raw Superstar Seth Rollins talked about the return of Curb Stomp / Blackout, his rivalry with Finn Balor & more.

Below are the highlights:

On if he prefers to be a babyface or a heel:

“I just do my thing and have fun with it. I like both aspects of it. Obviously, as people we all got a little light and a little dark in them, so it’s fun to let them both fly out from time to time. Who even really knows what a heel or a face is nowadays, I couldn’t even tell you.

You look at the landscape and listen who the fans cheer and who they boo and it’s all turned upside down. It’s sort of a different era we’re moving into where I think just having strong characters and strong personalities is what sets you apart.”

On the return of Curb Stomp / Blackout:

“I was pretty excited to reconnect with an old friend. It’s been three years since I’ve been able to perform the move. Obviously, it got a nice reaction from the crowd and from the online audience as well. It was exciting to bring it back and hopefully moving forward it’d be a nice piece to add to my arsenal.”

On his rivalry with Finn Balor:

“Finn and I obviously have a competitive rivalry based off the fact that we’re both world-traveled athletes. We’ve been doing this for a long time and we both have our eye on the same prize, which is being the best, being the Universal Champion.

Every time we get the opportunity to step into the ring with each other, we’re going to push each other to be the best and to go to that next level. There’s definitely no personal animosity there, I think we’re just trying to push the limits of what’s the best wrestling that you can see on TV is.”

• Hall of Famer Confirms Paige’s In-Ring Retirement

During a recent appearance on Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed the reports of Paige being forced to retire from in-ring competition in WWE due to a neck injury.

Trish & Lilian referred to Paige as “retired” and Trish pointed out that WWE officials are finding something else for her to do.

It should be noted that WWE and Paige haven’t made a comment on these retirement reports yet and WWE has only mentioned that Paige is suffering from a neck injury.

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