Paige Clarified Her Standing With WWE And The Story Behind Her Wellness Policy Suspension

Ever since her 30-day suspension for violating WWE’s Wellness Policy, rumours have been flying that former Divas Champion Paige would be following her real-life boyfriend Alberto Del Rio out of the company. Paige herself has finally addressed her status in the company, as well as the reason behind her suspension:

First, I’d like to thank all my fans for their love and support the last few weeks. Let me begin by saying that the rumors that I’m leaving the WWE are completely false! I certainly look forward to returning back to action at some point, once my injury is treated and on a healthy return. Although I was disappointed by my suspension, I respect the WWE’s Wellness Policy. However, let me be clear that I was not suspended for failing a drug test, it was merely due to a procedural issue. I took the test, I passed it. I arranged said test to happen after I wasn’t at my home when aegis contacted me. So I drove 200 miles to do it. Unfortunately I didn’t do it in time, according to Aegis. Once again, thank you all for the love and support!

Though she may not have gotten the style note on no longer referring to it as the WWE, that’s a pretty concise explanation of what went down.

Paige is reportedly scheduled to appear on the upcoming Raw broadcast from Memphis, Tenn., as well as WWE Live events after that. Her suspension is officially up September 17.