• Hall Of Famer Thinks Paige Will Return To WWE Within A Year
The WWE contract of former Divas Champion Paige has expired and she’s officially a free agent now.
She wrote a goodbye letter on Players’ Tribune. You can read an excerpt from it below:
“The truth is, it was easy enough for WWE to get behind me in those early days.
I was a young woman who could wrestle at a high level and cut good promos and move loads of merch — I was probably one of their top assets, you know what I mean? And you don’t learn much about people from how they treat you when you’re on top.
You learn about people’s true nature, I’ve found, from how they treat you when you’re closer to the bottom.
And a few years ago I got pretty close to the bottom.
It was like, almost overnight, so many things changed: Suddenly my neck was f**ked and I couldn’t wrestle. I popped a drug test. My $ex tape leaked. I got depressed. I started drinking. And I became less of an asset to WWE, and more of a liability, for a long time. I’m sure of it.
But they never lost faith in me — they never once threw me off to the side. They got me the help I needed when I needed help, and they gave me the time and space I needed when I needed time and space.
They even gave me a full segment on RAW to announce my in-ring retirement. I’ll cherish that for the rest of my life. Not just getting to make the announcement like I did, but also the respect it showed on WWE’s part, that they viewed me as worthy of that kind of treatment — the kind normally reserved for an Edge, or a Daniel Bryan, or an HBK, or a Hunter.
That they viewed me as someone who’d built a legacy of her own.”
That’s a wrap @WWE see ya again some time! Thanks everyone for the support before, during and now after! Let’s see what the future holds! And thanks @PlayersTribune for this awesome goodbye letter – https://t.co/eR80o6uAy3
— SARAYA (@RealPaigeWWE) July 6, 2022
2-Time WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T thinks Paige will be back in WWE within a year.
Below is what he said on his Hall Of Fame podcast:
“She had a hell of a run as Paige. I thought that gimmick was over.
I think being out there right now, she’ll still be able to do her thing and perhaps I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw Paige back in WWE if circumstances work out for her getting back in the ring and proving that she can still do this thing from a safe perspective.
I hated it when Paige had to be sidelined because she was different and so unique – and you don’t find that every day in this business.
For me, seeing Paige leave WWE will open up more doors for her, and like I said, I’m not going to be surprised if I see her back in the WWE within the next 12 months.”
WATCH: Topless Photo Of Paige Sunbathing:
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 9, 2000) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It was taped at the National Car Rental Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Fully Loaded 2000’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
1. Perry Saturn vs. The Godfather
2. Al Snow vs. Essa Rios
3. Bull Buchanan vs. Crash
4. Too Cool vs. Hardy Boyz