The return of Paige to a WWE ring is coming soon, but there’s no official word on when that might happen. Paige underwent major neck surgery last October, and is working hard to get back in the ring. The former two-time Divas Champion and she turns 25 in August, so she still has many great years ahead of her. Don’t forget that WWE is also making a movie about her life, too.
Paige appeared on the Busted Open Radio show on Sirius XM Rush on Thursday along with her fiancee Alberto El Patron, who is the current Global Force Wrestling World Champion. During their 32-minute interview, the pair talked about their much-publicized incident at an Orlando airport a few weeks ago by saying a lot of it was blown out of proportion and they are very happy together. They noted that they might argue like any couple, but they love each other and are very happy.
During the interview, Paige was jokingly asked if we can expect a run-in at SummerSlam on August 20. Paige laughed it off and responded with this update on her return:
“I just had my CT scan today and do my last checkup on Monday with Dr. Uribe. Hopefully I’ll be back sooner rather than later, but I don’t know at this point. I can’t wait to get back to work. It’s been since October that I haven’t been there so it’s been in a while. It feels so weird to not be wrestling for so long. I’ve been traveling quite a bit with Alberto, but it’s not the same as being in the ring yourself. I’m excited to get back to WWE.”
That last checkup is coming on Monday. If all goes well there, that should lead to her getting back in a ring at the WWE Performance Center, and she may be cleared soon after that.
Del Rio pointed out people sometimes forget that she had a neck surgery and people will ask her why she’s not wrestling, because they don’t seem to understand how serious of an injury that is. He mentioned she has three screws behind her neck while noting that it takes time to come back from a major injury like that.
If you’re wondering, Paige’s last match on WWE TV took place on the June 27, 2016 edition of Raw in a tag match she won with Sasha Banks as her partner.
Paige added that she has stayed in touch with other women in WWE, and has enjoyed seeing how much women’s wrestling has been focused on as of late. She specifically praised women like Alexa Bliss and Carmella while noting how happy she is for Naomi as the Smackdown Women’s Champion.
When Paige does return, which may be in a few more months, she will come back fresh. She has worked well as a heel and a face before, so she fit in well on Raw or Smackdown easily. It will be as if she was starting all over again. Here’s hoping all goes well with her rehab.