Paige has been told that she will not be cleared to return to the ring for WWE.
PWInsider are reporting that the 25-year old was informed this past Monday at Raw that she has been medically disqualified from competing, with sources saying she is “done” as an in-ring performer.
Paige recently suffered an injury at a live event when she was kicked from behind by Sasha Banks during a six-woman tag-team match. Footage of the incident appeared to show that Paige was not ready for the bump and went down face-first. She tried to get to her feet but was not able to, and when she eventually was able to stand, she fell almost instantly. The match was stopped and after being checked on by WWE’s medical team, she was able to return to the locker room under her own power.
Given her history of neck injuries, WWE took caution and sent her for further testing, with the results leading to WWE personnel taking the decision to permanently remove her from active competition. The situation is reportedly similar to Edge’s forced retirement in 2011.
Paige is reportedly well-liked by WWE management, who will likely find a new role for her within the company. She only returned to WWE TV on November 20, following over a year out of action, during which she went through several well-documented personal issues.
WWE have yet to officially comment on the situation.