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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Possible reason why Paige wasn't used on Monday Night Raw

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Paige was on her way to returning to the WWE this week

What's the story?

During Tuesday's edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed the original plans for the final spot for the women's Raw team at Survivor Series. The initial plan was for Bayley to win the triple threat match against Mickie James and Dana Brooke, but the idea changed to Paige returning and getting the spot.

However, according to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, these plans were then scraped after Paige received some heat for the following Instagram post with Alicia Fox:

#mygirl ????? #crazytrain

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In case you didn't know...

Paige last appeared on WWE television on June 27, 2016 when she teamed up with Sasha Banks to defeat Charlotte Flair and Dana Brooke. She suffered a neck injury that required surgery, and during that time the WWE suspended her twice for violation of the Wellness Policy.

The heart of the matter

The WWE wanted to make it a surprise return for Paige on the go-home Raw for Survivor Series, but Paige made it well-known she was in Atlanta. She was even spotted outside the arena before Monday Night Raw started as the following photo made the rounds:

Spoiling the surprise....

Based on the information that Mike Johnson provided, management was probably not happy with her inability to stay hidden to make it a true surprise and decided to go back to the original plan of having Bayley join the team captain Alicia Fox, Asuka, Nia Jax, and Sasha Banks.


What's next?

With Survivor Series just a few days away, it is likely that the WWE will push Paige's debut back to sometime after the pay per view. There is a slight chance they have her return to interfere with the match.

Author's take

I don't know what it is with Paige, but she can't keep herself out of trouble with WWE management. She's only 25 years old so maybe it's immaturity, but she's been in the business for a very long time, plus her family is in the business.

Hopefully, she can figure things out because she's very talented and very popular. I would love to see her have a long career in the WWE.

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I've been a passionate wrestling fan since I was a Little Stinger watching the NWA at my Grandma's house on Saturday nights in the 1980's. Since the start of 2015, I have hosted a pro wrestling podcast called Lost In The Midcard with my good friend Matt Black where we cover all wrestling promotions. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Ric Flair; while my favorite wrestlers today include Dean Ambrose, Kenny Omega, and Kevin Owens.
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