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WWE News: Paige pulled from several live events

Gary Cassidy
SENIOR ANALYST
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10.04K   //    28 Dec 2017, 23:37 IST

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Paige


What’s the story?

After last night's news emerged about Paige being injured during a live event, causing her match to be stopped, she has now been pulled from the remainder of WWE's live events this weekend.

In case you didn’t know…

Paige was injured during a six-woman tag team match with Absolution members Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville against Mickie James, Sasha Banks, and Bayley at the Uniondale, New York house show - but the match was stopped after Paige took a heavy knock.

Medical staff were required, and a stretcher was called out, but Paige was able to walk to the back, hinting initially that the injury may not be too serious.

Check out the footage for yourself below.


The heart of the matter

Being pulled from live events is never a good sign, particularly when you're part of a team or a group as it's a simpler fix to protect a Superstar when they have a knock - taking fewer bumps or even working as a valet.

Similarly, it isn't uncommon for WWE to give someone a few days off to recover or assess a potential injury to be on the safe side, so we can only hope this is simply a precaution.

The shows the Anti-Diva has been removed from are on the 29th of December in Albany, New York, at Times Union Center and December 30th in Toronto, Ontario, at the Ricoh Coliseum.


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What’s next?

Well, the worrying thing here is that Paige has recently returned to WWE after a serious neck surgery that required surgery and caused her to miss several months of programming.

Since her return as leader of Absolution, Paige has proved extremely popular with the fans and seemed to be getting quite a decent push - hinting at a feud with Asuka.

While time-out would definitely be horrible for Paige too if injured, there's also the question of Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. They're getting quite a good rub from being paired with Paige since debuting on Raw. WWE might put their foot on the breaks if Paige isn't there to handle a lot of the heavy lifting, depending on whether they believe the two recent call-ups are ready or not.

Author’s take

Well, it's never a good sign to see someone injured, and given WWE's "the show must go on" attitude, it's especially bad when a match is stopped. Add to this Paige's history of injuries and that she has not been removed from future live events, it doesn't look good.

We hope for Paige's sake that it's just a precaution and to give her some rest, but the gruelling schedule yet again seems to be taking its toll on WWE with stars like Dean Ambrose and Brian Kendrick suffering injuries in recent days - and the ever-present story that Sheamus is suffering from spinal stenosis.

We can only hope for the best and wish them all a speedy recovery!

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Gary Cassidy
SENIOR ANALYST
Gary Cassidy is a freelance journalist from Glasgow, Scotland, specialising in professional wrestling with Sportskeeda. Gary has ten years' writing experience and a 2:1 Honours degree, and is also a subtitler working on both live and prerecorded broadcast for television channels across the UK, USA and Australia.
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