Former WWE professional wrestler Paige has hit the headlines in recent weeks ahead of the release of her biopic, Fighting with My Family.
The film, scheduled for release on 27 February in the UK, sees actor Florence Pugh star as the Norwich-born wrestler on her journey to try out for the WWE in 2011.
On 14 February, Paige, real name Saraya-Jade Bevis, teased that a spin-off reality television show about her life might also be in the pipeline.
When a fan suggested she star in her own show on Twitter, Paige replied “I think I should have my own”, along with a winking face emoji.
The teaser comes days after the former athlete opened up about feeling “publicly humiliated” when a sex tape was released without her consent in 2017.
“To be publicly humiliated like that was terrible, and I don’t wish that for anyone,” Paige told The New York Post.
In the lead up to the film’s release, here is everything you need to know about Paige:
Paige was born 17 August 1992 in Norwich, Norfolk. The daughter of professional wrestlers Ian Bevis and Julia Hamer-Bevis, the athlete developed a keen interest in the sport as a teenager and began attending wrestling training boot camps run by her father.
Despite her amateur wrestling beginning, Paige went onto sign a contract with the WWE in 2011.
The wrestler and her family were also the subject of a UK Channel 4 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family when Paige was just 13. The programme chronicled the teenager’s home life with her wrestling-obsessed family and burgeoning wrestling career over a year.
In 2012, the athlete adopted the stage name Paige.
In 2014, she joined the WWE’s main roster of wrestlers and became the youngest ever champion of the women’s professional wrestling tournament, the WWE Divas Championship. In addition, she became the only woman to hold both Divas and NXT Women’s Championships at the same time.
Speaking to The Independent following her win she said: “I’ve been working my whole career to get to this point, it’s been nearly nine years now, and it was just incredible.
“I couldn’t stop crying, I haven’t stopped talking to my family about it, it’s overwhelming especially getting so much support from the fans and backstage. It’s been magical.”
Injury and retirement
Following a string of fights with fellow female wrestlers including Divas champion Nikki Bella and NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks over the years, the wrester was issued an immediate 60-day suspension for a second violation of the WWE’s wrestling company’s anti-drug Talent Wellness Programme in October 2016. Her first suspension came on 17 August.
The same year, Paige underwent surgery to repair a herniated disc in her neck and returned to in-ring competitions in 2017. However, during her first match since June 2016, the wrestler experienced yet another injury and was forced to announce her retirement from in-ring fighting.
The two-time WWE Divas Champion announced the news in April 2018 on RAW After Mania in an emotional speech.
“Unfortunately due to neck injuries I can no longer perform as an in-ring competitor,” she told spectators.
“This is one of the hardest things I’ll ever have to say in my entire career.”
Mental health struggles
Amid her retirement from the sport, Paige also became a victim of sex tape leak which, coupled with her previous wrestling injury, led to mental health issues in 2017.
Following the incident, the star was treated for anorexia and suffered hair loss.
“I didn’t go to work; I didn’t do anything. I felt so rock bottom,” she recently told The New York Post.
However, an encounter with a young female fan inspired her not to give up on her dreams.
“Of course, she didn’t have the internet and thought I was the most beautiful and most successful woman in the world. It opened my eyes to so many things. I was like, ‘I’m gonna let videos get in the way of things?’” the wrestler added.
“I thought, what am I doing? I need to be successful for her. My whole journey was supposed to be about inspiring people.”
Months before her retirement, Paige announced she had launched an clothing line store titled Saraya, which sells a selection of women’s fashion including shirts, hats and hoodies. She opened a store in Anaheim, California a year later.
Less than 12 months passed before the wrestler-turned entrepreneur announced she had partnered with cosmetics brand Beauty Society to launch a cruelty-free, vegan cosmetics line which features lipsticks and eyeshadow palettes.
“This is going to be absolutely huge,” Paige announced to her 61.16k followers in an Instagram video on her brand’s account.
Rumours of a comeback
Last year, there was talk on social media among wrestling fans that former athlete might be considering a return to the sport.
However, Paige quashed rumours on Twitter in November 2018, posting: “Nope. I’m not. At all. One more knock to my neck could result in paralysis. Don’t read “facts” on the internet. As much as I want that to be true it’s 100% not.”
Former SmackDown GM Paige Is No Longer Single…Already DATING AGAIN — Check Out Paige’s New Boyfriend… SEE PHOTO
WWE Paige is now dating again… Check Out Paige’s New Boyfriend
As we noted in December, former SmackDown Live General Manager Paige has broken up with her boyfriend Kalan Blehm.
During an appearance on Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast, WWE interviewer Charly Caruso revealed that Paige is single once again and how it can be difficult for successful women to maintain relationships because men can get insecure.
Below is what Charly said:
“The other day I was speaking to someone in the company… oh, it was with Paige because she just broke up with her boyfriend somewhat recently.
I told her, ‘You know every guy says they want this strong confident woman and that’s what they love about you and it’s only a matter of time in a lot of situations where then they start resenting you for that and they can’t keep up with you or they don’t like that you’re so dominant or you know so successful because it makes them feel less secure’.”
Below is a photo of Paige with Blehm:
However, Paige is no longer single. She’s now dating Ronnie Radke. Ronnie is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, musician, and record producer.
Below is a video and some photos of them together:
At this point, it’s fitting to say that Paige is a funny lady, she dates and dumps men at the go. This moment you are hired or you are in charge as her boyfriend, the next moment she fires you and picks someone else.
What a young lady with so many men who has gone trough her legs! Just how many more men will she allow into her pants in the days ahead.
Or did you forget how she (WWE Paige) was dating Alberto Del Rio yet she (Paige) was caught sleeping with (in THREESOME Sex tape) with Xavier Woods and Brad Maddox?
That devastated her of course, But she won’t repent… She’s too loosed with men!
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