The Del Rio and Paige drama continues and takes a whole new turn with some notes in a recent episode of the MSL & Sullivan show. It is hosted by former WCW member Kevin Sullivan and Ring of Honor commentator Mister Saint Lauren. They revealed some backstage news about WWE and the couple.
They pointed out the fact that the WWE officials threatened Paige to fire her from the company if she does not call it a quit on her relationship with Del Rio. The rumor mill suggested this earlier and these insider notes are just the confirmation of the same.
Apparently, it was the reason when WWE decided to draft them to different brands whereas the other insider couples were drafted to the same brand. They’re no concrete reasons found why WWE officials don’t like their relationship.
Kevin and Lauren commented the following on the show,
“Mark Carrano, who fans might know from Total Divas, kind of like the office liaison guy, approached Del Rio and Paige individually and harassed each of them about their relationship. It was indicated that the office wanted them to sever their romantic relationship.”
Then Saint Laurent had also said that WWE directly threatened Paige to fire her from her position if she does not end the relationship with the Mexican aristocrat,
“A lot of people speculated if this was the reason WWE split them up in the draft and that’s definitely what happened. The company did not want them together. They split them up in the draft by design and they threatened to fire Paige if she didn’t break up with Del Rio.”
Del Rio and Paige both were suspended from WWE on the same day in August. They were banned from WWE for 30 days for the company’s Wellness Policy Violation. No concrete reason for the suspension is yet to be found.