WWE wrestler Paige will never be able to compete in the ring again, according to insiders.
The 25-year-old was thought to have received a ‘stinger’, which is where an injury to the head or neck can lead shooting pains.
Paige was examined by medics before she left the match.
The injury wasn’t initially believed to be terribly serious, and WWE booked Paige to participate in first the women’s Royal Rumble later this month.
However, additional medical tests have led to the determination that it is in Paige’s best interests to stop wrestling, according to PWInsider.
The star, who has two million Twitter followers, is also suffering from scoliosis, which was only detected quite late in her life.
Last year, Paige, whose real name is Saraya-Jade Bevis, suffered stress-induced anorexia and baldness after her sex tape was leaked.
The British WWE star – from Norwich, England – spoke of her horror at having her privacy intruded upon in such a devastating fashion.
She explained: ‘That scarred me. People invading my privacy, to the point where sometimes I don’t want to go out.’
Speaking on the Chasing Glory With Lilian Garcia podcast, she went on: ‘When they came out I barricaded myself in the house for a couple of months. I was so sad to the point I was contemplating suicide.’
The star also recounted a particularly upsetting recent encounter.
‘I was out yesterday with my friend,’ she said. ‘We were just sitting there having a Bloody Mary. This guy comes up to my friend and says, “That’s the porn star”.’
She then wept and added: ‘I cried in the toilet. I find it really hard to be close to anybody.’
Paige not only had the sex tape stolen but also received two WWE suspensions and was forced to undergo neck surgery.
She admitted on the podcast that she violated the competition’s ‘Wellness Policy’ in 2016 because of illegal drugs.
The star explained she was ‘young and dumb’ but did not want to be condemned forever because of her mistakes.
She also discussed at length her lowest point.
‘I was on the floor, I was so low – I got so skinny I ended up collapsing with exhaustion in hospital in England,’ she recalled.
‘They told me at the time it was like stress-induced anorexia. I wasn’t eating, I wasn’t sleeping, I lost all my hair. I have clippings now, but I literally have no hair because my hair fell out. Because I was so stressed.
‘It just broke my heart. I was like, “Why would someone want to do that to someone?”‘
The children of her ex-fiance Alberto Del Rio were also bullied during the sad period, she said.
In 2016 she was suspended for 30 days and then 60 days for using illegal drugs, which she then denied.
But the WWE later contradicted her claim that she was actually taking prescription drugs.
On the podcast, however, she explained she simply did not know what to do after she was suspended and never expected the competition to follow up on her denial.
Paige made her debut in wrestling at age 13 in the World Association of Wrestling, a promotion run by her family, under the name Britani Knight after her father asked her to replace a wrestler who failed to turn up.
In 2011, she signed a contract with WWE and made her debut in January 2012 under the ring name Saraya.
By the time she made her televised debut appearing in a February episode of FCW TV, her name had been changed to Paige.
Paige did not know she had scoliosis until after signing with WWE when a trainer realized her back ‘didn’t look right’. In a 2015 interview, she said her spine looks like a question mark.
At the time, she admitted she should be seeing a chiropractor and doing things like yoga, but it doesn’t seem like she’s doing any of that just yet.
source: Daily Mail