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3 reasons Paige lucked out in not returning on this week's RAW

Paige not returning on the go-home RAW show to Survivor Series may have been a blessing in disguise.


Paige Return 2017
This wasn't the face we saw last night.

This week's Raw saw a big return, but it wasn't the one the WWE Universe had been expecting. The anticipated arrival of the original Anti-Diva, Paige, never came. We were served up instead with the King of Kings, Triple H.

Paige not coming back on last night's RAW was a move that could help her in the long run.


Reason 1: SmackDown needs her more

Paige Return SmackDown
Paige would look better in blue than in red for now

Originally, reports suggested that Paige would be headed to SmackDown when she returned, even though she'd originally been assigned to RAW before her lengthy absence. Only in the past 72 hours or so has there been a fever pitch of speculation that she'd return to Monday nights. That hasn't happened thus far. It would be better for now if it ultimately doesn't.

With RAW getting Asuka, Paige's presence would be very welcome on SmackDown, whose women's division is in sore need of a fresh face. Paige has a better chance of standing out there than she does on RAW at the moment, where Asuka is set to have a titanic showdown with Alexa Bliss sooner or later, leaving Paige without much to do.

If the purported Horsewomen match happens at WrestleMania, that would surely put Paige in a place to carry the blue brand's women's title program into the Show of Shows.

Additionally, putting her on RAW's Survivor Series team would have made for a less entertaining match, as with Asuka and Nia Jax fighting in the red corner, the teams are already lopsided. Paige would have made it even more so, with Charlotte now the SmackDown Women's Champion.

Speaking of Survivor Series, Paige lucked out in another way by not being on RAW's side...

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