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Neck concussions are perhaps the most sensitive in the history of pro-wrestling which ended several careers, earlier than expected. Paige is one of them who was forced to retire at the age of just 25. Fans thought she had plenty of wrestling left within her but that didn’t turn out to be the case.
It shows why neck injuries can’t be taken lightly. However, the good thing is improved medical science has caused returns from those career-threatening injuries in the recent past. Paige isn’t counting her in-ring return, just yet and the credit should be given to Hall of Famer, Edge who came back to wrestling after a hiatus of nine long years.
During her appearance on WWE’s The Bump on Youtube, Paige discussed how much Edge inspires her in this return context. Both she and the former multi-time world champion went out of action with neck issues and then got forced to retire, early. But the Rated R Superstar returned, earlier this year to action after triple neck fusion surgeries that still leave a ray of hope for the former Divas Champion.
“He’s just wonderful like I’m truly inspired by him. Like I was always a fan anyway — I was a massive Edgehead, for sure. The fact that he went through the same as me neck-wise and then went away for like nine years and then all of a sudden he made this miraculous recovery and a return to the ring, I was crying.”
The anti-Diva then joked about coming back to wrestling after a near-decade hiatus, as well. Paige said that she may return at the age of 40 when people would tell her to go away. But Edge still remains a source of hope for her that she could someday wrestle. After all, Edge has made the comeback in the age of 46.
“It gives me hope that one day even in nine years, you know that I come in at nearly 40 and get back in the ring again. I’ll just come in like, ‘Hey guys, I’m back!’ and they’re like: ‘No! Turn around!’ But yeah, he inspires me that one day I can make a comeback.”
It’s great to know there’s an actual chance to see Paige ever competing in a ring, again. There were some heavy rumors around WrestleMania 36 that she might be coming out of retirement.
But then the coronavirus pandemic happened to scrap most of the plans of WWE. While Paige remains a host at WWE Backstage on FOX, Edge battled Randy Orton at WWE Backlash in The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever.