It was reported over the weekend via PWInsider that Paige’s in-ring career is basically over after she suffered an injury in a match with Sasha Banks three weeks ago.

Dave Meltzer discussed Paige’s status on today’s installment of Wrestling Observer Radio and said that Paige has been declared “medically disqualified to WWE” after the recent injury. Meltzer explained that the doctor that operated on her neck told her not to come back to wrestling, however WWE doctors cleared her anyways.

The injury is being described as a “freak accident” and it’s unknown at this time if any blame is being placed on Banks or whoever decided on doing the spot in the first place. Bryan Alvarez pointed out that this spot in the match never should have occurred, given Paige’s history with her injury. Alvarez questioned if WWE would ever have Steve Austin take a piledriver after he broke his neck the first time.

Paige is inbound for tonight’s RAW in San Antonio, Texas. It remains to be seen if WWE has her announce her retirement on tonight’s show or hold off for a later date.


We noted over the weekend that both Bobby Lashley and EC3 finished up with Impact Wrestling over the recent set of television tapings. They were both written off TV and both had their farewells after their matches.

Dave Meltzer discussed their departures on today’s installment of Wrestling Observer Radio and indicated that both talents are headed back to WWE. Meltzer said that he was told a few months ago when he found out that both their contracts were running up that they were probably headed back to WWE. The belief is they can both be brought back on the main roster and have prominent positions in the company.

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