Saraya Bevis (fka Paige) noticed her WWE contract formally finish again in July and has since agreed to numerous public appearances. And whereas she has indicated on Twitch streams that she’s prepared to lastly get again within the ring years her career-ending neck harm, there’s been no indication of when her first match will probably be. Fightful Select reported on Thursday that conversations between Bevis and AEW this Summer although it is unclear what has come from it, if something.
“We weren’t given additional context of that, beyond one person stating there stating that they believe WWE would also be interested in bringing her back considering the new regime. We were told that the conversations didn’t result in anything at the time, but anything could have changed since then,” Sean Ross Sapp wrote.
After struggling her neck harm in late 2017 and saying her in-ring retirement the next April, Paige remained a constant presence on WWE tv for a number of years, first as the overall supervisor of SmackDown after which because the supervisor for the Kabuki Warriors. But after WWE Backstage, an FS1 present she was on as a panelist, was scrapped, her appearances began drying up. She then clarified in a stream that the choice for her to be let go was a choice made by the corporate, not her. However, it is value noting that was beneath the Vince McMahon regime, which ended upon his retirement weeks after her contract ended.
“I’m appreciative of WWE,” she mentioned on the time. “I really am. They helped me so much they got me a therapist when I had drinking and alcohol issues. They kept me a long time even after my neck surgery, sitting on my ass. I felt like I had so much left to give there as someone who can cut a decent promo and do a managerial role. It is what it is. WWE doesn’t want to re-sign me. It’s not my decision. I don’t want anyone to think it was my decision to walk away.”
She later added, “They weren’t using me to my full potential, that’s for sure. It’s fair. Why do they [need to] employ me to not do very much for them. There is opportunities I could have done. I think they just want to focus on people who are wrestling.”