Paige Officially Announces Her Retirement From In-Ring Competition

Paige was now working as the manager of newly-formed Divas tag-team - "Absolution".

Many fans had been expecting this announcement for a while, after she was forced to pull out of a number of live events late a year ago when she was kicked during a tag-team match during the WWE Holiday Tour.

Hearing Paige confirm what most of us have been fearing for the past couple of months was heartbreaking and a little surreal considering that she is only 25 years old. Bliss cut a promo about Nia being the biggest bully around for what she did to Mickie and her last night at WrestleMania and then tried to make it seem as if Jax couldn't find a tag partner tonight. She did not partake in the women's Royal Rumble match nor the Women's Battle Royal at Wrestlemania.

Citing medical reasons, Paige made the hard decision to retire from in-ring competition during the April 9 edition of Monday Night Raw after four years in WWE. She said that Bryan, who returned from a career-threatening injury at WrestleMania 34 the night before, gave her hope for one day returning herself. She also thanked Edge, who was also forced into early retirement. She has been named the new SmackDown Live General Manager, meaning the Anti-Diva will remain on WWE programming. The WWE Diva suffered a breakdown while giving her retirement speech in the same city where she had debuted, in New Orleans, in the year 2014.

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She said: "Paige here and I'm extremely excited to show you a sneak peek of the new movie based on my life called Fighting With My Family". She leaves a t-shirt in the middle of the ring and signs-off by saying "And yeah, this will always be my house".

The 25-year-old was injured on December 27 while competing in a six-woman Tag Team Match at a WWE house show.

WWE also posted a tribute to Paige on Twitter, writing, "A leader". She was the first female superstar from NXT to help elevate the women's main roster to where it is today. What that means for her fans is unknown at this time.

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