Paige has slotted nicely into her role as SmackDown Live General Manager since her unveiling in April, with her portrayal as a fair, balanced authority figure making her a great successor for Daniel Bryan.
Her work has drawn largely positive reactions from WWE audiences, and according to PWInsider’s Mike Johnson, WWE are just as enamoured with the 25-year-old.
As per Johnson on a recent episode of Elite Audio, the company are “extremely happy” with Paige’s position on SmackDown, and want to utilise her even more in the build-up to the biographical Fighting With My Family film, which releases in March 2019.
Paige will likely receive a lot more screentime as a means of promoting the film, but she definitely won’t be wrestling any time soon. As was revealed a few weeks ago, if the former Divas Champion is ever cleared to compete again, it won’t be for another 15-20 years.
Having hurt her surgically repaired neck at a December 2017 house show, Paige didn’t formally announce her retirement until the night after WrestleMania 34. It was a devastating blow, particularly as it came so soon after her return from a 17-month absence, but the company have done right by repositioning her on SmackDown.