Saraya formerly known as Paige quickly rose up the ranks of the Women’s division even becoming the Divas Champion on her first night on the main roster. However, a plethora of health and injury issues resulted in Saraya’s spending most of the last few years on the shelf.

Fightful Select now reports that Saraya found out about her WWE release when she announced it publicly on June 10th. When her contract expired on July 7th, she became a free agent. It was also reported that many of Saraya’s outside projects were restricted to some degree.

Furthermore, while Saraya was shelved for the majority of the past few years, she received conflicting messages regarding her ability to wrestling, physical status, and the way that things went down.

About a month after her contract expired, WWE’s new regime, under Triple H authority, offered her the role of General Manager. WWE reportedly also offered her the chance to return to the ring if she ever wanted to. There have even been rumors circulating that WWE contacted multiple doctors to get Saraya cleared. However, those rumors don’t seem to be true. In fact, it is being reported that WWE didn’t even have her checked by any doctor,


However, we’re told by those familiar with the situation that Saraya was actually offered the General Manager position by the new WWE regime, about a month after her deal was not renewed. That was a spot she held years ago, before WWE did away with authority figures for a while. However, higher ups also mentioned to her that if she ever wanted to return to the ring and wrestle, they would make that happen.

There’s a lot of conjecture and rumors about WWE getting Saraya numerous doctors to get her cleared, but we’re told that’s not true — to the extent that WWE didn’t have her checked at all for a return to the ring, and Saraya actually went through three extensive health checks to gain clearance for an in-ring return herself. We’re even told that WWE wasn’t interested in bringing her back prior to the new regime, and wouldn’t sign off on X-Rays to have her examined, and that the case was closed as far as they were considered.

Saraya, in fact, got herself checked out extensively. It seems like the new regime didn’t want her back in the ring as they wouldn’t sign off on x-rays to have her examined. It is reported that Triple H and his regime did make efforts to get her back into the mix since there is a positive relationship between the two. In fact, Triple H was shocked to learn that Vince McMahon didn’t renew Saraya’s contract.

Ultimately, the freedom to do outside projects with giving WWE a cut made Saraya go with AEW instead of WWE. After she signed a three-year deal with the company, she debut on AEW Dynamite Grand Slam a few weeks ago. By the looks of things, she may end up having her first match in AEW against Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D.

Do you think Vince McMahon did the right thing by not renewing Saraya’s contract? Sound off in the comments section.

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Sunil Joseph

Passionate pro wrestling fan. Sunil has been writing WWE content writing for over the last five years. Sunil still gets excited when he gets to tell people that he gets paid to watch pro wrestling.

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