Current SmackDown Live General Manager Paige’s in-ring career with WWE is seemingly over. After sustaining a bad neck injury several months ago, Paige has been medically barred from competing inside the WWE ring. However, WWE wanted to keep the 26-year-old around and gave her a regular role on TV as SDL General Manager. This is very similar to the case of former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan.
Bryan was once believed to never be able to wrestle for WWE again due to medical issues. He briefly served as the General Manager of Tuesday nights before finally getting the green light from several specialists and WWE doctors to get back in the ring. Speaking to TV Insider recently, Paige explained how Bryan’s journey back to the ring gives her hope for her own career:
“His injury was a bit different, but he is still a superstar to me. Here is a guy who did not give up. It took three years since the last time he was in the ring. It gives me hope. I know it probably won’t happen for me because of the prognosis. But I just want a miracle to happen. Bryan is definitely an inspiration and would want to walk in his footsteps.”