• Paige Comments On The Accident That Ended Her In-Ring Career – Thought She Would End Up In A Wheelchair
During a recent appearance on E&C Pod Of Awesomeness podcast, retired WWE wrestler & current SmackDown Live General Manager Paige talked about her inner-wrestler stubbornness making her push her body too hard after her return following multiple neck surgeries, the accident that ended her in-ring career being the most terrifying experience of her life & more.
Below are the highlights:
On her inner-wrestler stubbornness making her push her body too hard after her return following multiple neck surgeries:
“I honestly felt really confident about it, but that’s the inner-wrestler stubbornness. You know how we are; we can be fine, and all believe we are unbreakable. Just coming back and it kind of humbled me a little bit. I thought I was fine, and perhaps earn a championship match, but I did come back with the confidence that this was going to be fine, but I kind of felt that in a single’s match where something didn’t feel right as it was before. I had to go down to the Performance Center and take bumps by moving my neck somewhere and kicking out of a finish and moving my head to the side because it couldn’t be the same. I had to adjust in a lot of ways.”
On the accident that ended her in-ring career being the most terrifying experience of her life:
“I felt it in a single’s match where I realized that something didn’t feel too good, but I thought that it was fine, I’m just rusty. I’m doing a 25 minute match, and I thought, ‘Okay, this is going to be fine,’ but then when the accident happened and I lost all feeling in my legs and arms, it was the most terrifying experience in my life, and I never wish that upon anyone. It was so scary. I literally was done, and I thought I was going to be in a wheelchair. I had pushed myself too much. I really did. Every time I was in a match I was like, okay, I will take the bumps, I pushed myself too hard where my body was literally done. I have been doing this since I was 17, it’s like, I need to let my body grow a little bit.”
On if she is satisfied with what she has accomplished in her career:
“I am really, really proud. I definitely filled in a lot of stuff after my small career in WWE. I have been with WWE for over 6 years now, and I had that year and a half out which wasn’t the best year of my life, but missions were accomplished after I came back. I even had a couple months to accomplish a little bit more, and getting to commentate the all-female Royal Rumble, it was great. It’s not ending like I haven’t done anything with my career. I actually have a couple of trophies that I have to display under my belt as well.”
• Possible Future Feud For Randy Orton
It looks like a feud with former NXT Champion and new SmackDown Live wrestler Andrade “Cien” Almas lies in 13 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton’s future.
Slice Wrestling is reporting that WWE officials are thinking about a feud between Almas & Orton as they believe Orton’s experience in the WWE can help Almas a lot.
WWE Officials Would Like Andrade Almas To Work With Randy Orton At Some Point. As They See Almas As A Exceptional In-Ring Talent And Orton's Experience Would Help Almas pic.twitter.com/O3XomwrQND
— SW (@SliceWrestling) May 17, 2018
Speaking of Orton, he recently lost his United States Title rematch to Jeff Hardy at the Backlash 2018 PPV and underwent a knee surgery. Below is what WWE posted about his surgery:
Randy Orton undergoes successful knee surgery
“Randy Orton has undergone successful surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his left knee, WWE.com can confirm.
“I’ve known I needed the surgery since late last year, but I’ve been waiting for the right time to get my knee cleaned out,” Orton told WWE. “Right now was the right time.”
The Viper is currently recovering at home with his family, but says he is “staying motivated to come back and dominate the blue brand.”
Stay with WWE as more details on Orton’s condition become available.”