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WWE News: Reason why WWE won't fire Paige

  • The Former Divas Champion should be grateful to The Rock.
Modified 20 Dec 2019, 10:09 IST
The Great One to the rescue.

What’s the story?

Despite WrestleMania 33 being less than two weeks away, former WWE Divas Champion Paige has made more news than the show of shows. All of this stems from her recently leaked private photos and videos indulging in sexual acts with former WWE Superstar Brad Maddox and Xavier Woods.

The scandalous revelation has put a major cloud over the WWE future of Paige, with many claiming this could lead to her ouster. But according to Dave Meltzer, that may not be the case and WWE would choose to not fire her for a number of reasons.

In case you didn’t know....

Paige’s nude photos and clips of her engaging in sexual intercourse with Brad Maddox and Xavier Woods have left the pro wrestling community in complete shock. While the fans have left no stone unturned in roasting the trio, some of the comments have been uncalled for.

Paige has made it clear that all her private content was stolen from her and posted online without her consent. In order to save himself from the barrage of jibes and banter from IWC, Brad Maddox has deleted all of his social media accounts ever since the news broke out.

It seems Xavier Woods – who will be the co-host of WrestleMania 33 alongside his New Day brothers – has been let off without punishment as he is advertised for next week’s RAW. He even subtly joked about the whole situation while hosting the SXSW Gaming Awards. 

The heart of matter 

Meltzer revealed that the WWE have already been quite unhappy with the Former Divas Champion for her frequent backstage appearances for various other promotions such as Impact Wrestling. Furthermore, he claimed that the Rock could save Paige from losing her job as he in the midst of making a movie on her family’s life.

Letting Paige go at such a delicate juncture would be bad PR for both the WWE and the movie. WWE, Paige and The Rock seem to view the film quite highly and it would only be a bad PR decision to fire the main protagonist of the film.

What’s next?

Paige is undergoing rehabilitation for her injured neck and is expected to be back in a couple of months. She needs the time off from hogging the limelight until everything cools down, or else things will only get worse for herself and WWE.

The Rock is quite serious about the movie based on Paige and her controversial wrestling family’s life – aptly titled ‘Fighting With My Family’. And with WWE Studios co-producing the gig, a firing from the company is highly unlikely.


Author’s take

Some may call it bad PR, but Paige’s scandal has just increased the hype for the movie, which is already in its filming stages. As you may remember, The Rock and his crew shot a scene (Paige winning the Divas Title on her main roster debut from AJ Lee) for this movie after an episode of RAW where he called CM Punk on the phone. 

The bottom line is that Paige is a talented superstar and despite her notoriously bad attitude, she is one for the future. WWE can’t let her go that easy. Letting her go will only tarnish WWE’s image regarding their talent management.

WWE didn’t take any strict action against Seth Rollins when his fiance Zahra Schreiber posted a picture of his penis on Instagram. The same can’t be said for Hulk Hogan, who was given the cold shoulder by WWE after his racism scandal went wild. 

That being said, Hulk Hogan is rumoured to return at WrestleMania and so is Paige after the grandest PPV in WWE history is done and dusted.

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Published 20 Mar 2017, 00:11 IST
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