Paige has not been in the wrestling ring since December of 2017 when she suffered a neck injury that required her to have surgery. In 2018 she formally announced her retirement, but as most wrestling fans know retirement is just a word that really doesn’t mean much.
During a Twitch stream this week, she revealed her contract with WWE was up in June of next year. She then made it clear she was not done with wrestling. In fact, she said that this is going to be her wrestling “comeback story.” She stated that she is inspired and wants to make a return because she is mentally where she needs to be . She also stated she would start getting back in the ring soon and see what happens.
“I’m not f*cking done. I’m not done yet. This is going to be my comeback story. I’m inspired. I’m so inspired by the people coming back to wrestling and the more I think about it, I’m like, ‘Okay, mentally, I’m ready to go.’ I’m going to start working around, getting in the ring a little bit. Maybe. We’ll see. This is not saying I’m making a comeback tomorrow. It’s a long f*cking road. I still have to get cleared by doctors, I have to get cleared by WWE. It’s such a big process, but emotionally, I’m ready. The past few months, I didn’t think I was emotionally ready, but no, I’m f*cking ready to get back on the horse. Even if it takes me a year. One step at a time, build to it, that’s exactly what I’m doing. There’s a whole journey and it’s going to take some time.”
Only time will tell if Paige is able to back in the ring, but given her drive and tenacity we are sure she will make a comeback. Paige has been around wrestling her entire life and that love just doesn’t go away.