• Ryback Comments On Paige Being Forced To Retire From In-Ring Competition
During a recent edition of Conversation With The Big Guy podcast, Ryback talked about Paige’s injury and her being forced to retire from in-ring competition. Below is what he said:
“She has always been super sweet to me. She is a great girl. During a live event, one of the other wrestlers kicked her and gave her a stinger, or what they thought was a stinger, but it alerted them with something else that was going on. She got into wrestling at a young age, she has been wrestling her whole life so it really sucks.
For fans listening, wrestlers are human beings and I’ve always said that I have experienced things where I have my career taken away from me at different points and I was very fortunate to have left when I did to of found the issues that I had or else I would have been done.
You never know with medical advancements 10 years from now that they will find something, but as of right now she is done, and that sucks, but I hope that isn’t true. She is an amazing talent and an amazing person.
Hopefully WWE finds something for her in a non-wrestling role, something to keep her busy,” he said. “She is on Total Divas and all that. Mentally it is going to be very tough for her; she has gone through a lot already, but hopefully she can remain optimistic.
She comes from a wrestling family so all she knows is wrestling, but I hope she has other interests outside of wrestling that she can latch on to.”
• Raw Star Undergoes Neck Surgery
Former Raw Tag Team Champion Jason Jordan has undergone neck surgery under WWE’s Dr. Joseph Maroon earlier today. Below is what Maroon said about the surgery:
“He had an injury to a disc in his neck which resulted in significant pain that was refractory to all conservative measures. It was decided to do a minimally invasive operation to decompress the nerve, to allow it to heal.”
No word available as of now regarding how much time Jordan is going to miss due to this surgery. The plan for him was to face his tag team partner Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 34.
• WWE Title Match For FastLane 2018 Revealed
The main event of this week’s SmackDown Live, which was a #1 contenders match between Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn ended with an interference from WWE Champion AJ Styles.
This led to SmackDown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan announcing a Triple Threat WWE Championship match at FastLane 2018 between Styles, Owens & Zayn.
The winner of this match will defend the WWE Championship against the Men’s Royal Rumble 2018 winner, Shinsuke Nakamura, at WrestleMania 34.