Triple H made a joke about Paige possibly having kids she didn’t know about. He was trying to divert the conversation from the topic of someone like Edge or Paige returning to the ring. Things didn’t work out well.
That comment by Triple H caused a bunch of reactions online. He eventually apologized for it, but the damage was done.
While she spoke to Chasing Glory, Paige revealed to Lilian Garcia how her family and boyfriend Ronnie Radke handled the situation. This also sparked a new movement of trolls bullying Paige online by drudging up her past.
“[Radke] so brave, as well, to really deal with, especially recently. And I hate to bring this up about [Triple H], but he’s so brave to deal with the impact that the joke or those videos had on my life and now his and my family, obviously. Recently after [Triple H] made that joke, which, I respect Hunter – he [has] always been respectful to me and he has always just been a gentleman, so when he made that joke, it kind of just ignited this thing where it opened the door for all these fans to attack me and take pictures, and screenshots, and videos. And then, all-of-a-sudden, it’s being sent to Ronnie and to my family and stuff like that all over again and it took me a couple of years to really get over it.”
“Like I said earlier, I had to talk to four different therapists. Like, I was thinking about suicide back then. I was in a really dark place. And then, knowing that I couldn’t have kids too, so that whole joke was just bad! I was like, ‘I can’t have kids!’ And then, all-of-a-sudden, these videos are being brought up, so it was just all of this stuff, kind of like an influx of hatred just thrown at me by all these fans. And I’m just like, ‘damn, I was just getting over this, and now it all just came back again, and now I have poor Ronnie who has to be involved in all of this, and my family, again, has to be involved in this.'”
This was an unfortunate situation that didn’t need to happen, but Triple H couldn’t help himself from cracking a bad joke. Now he’ll probably think twice before attempting to lighten the mood while he’s dealing with a tough question.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote