Paige has turned her life around in the last year. Her in-ring career may be over but she has shined as the Smackdown Live General Manager, and she is back for the eighth season of Total Divas. In addition to her role on Smackdown Live and Total Divas, she also has a movie on her life coming out soon, and WWE cameras have been following her for a documentary series titled “WWE Chronicles.”
She talked about hitting “rock bottom” during an interview with UK publication The Mirror and everything will be covered in the documentary:
“Yeah. You hear a bunch of my stories, the year and a half I took out, just everything,” Paige said. “All the trouble I got myself into… I was just very open about everything. I was very open with the taped sex that unfortunately got leaked, the popping [failing] of drug tests, I was just very open about everything because I want people to learn from my mistakes, you know?”
She said that fans would also get to hear her speak openly about her neck injury and the emotions she had when she became Smackdown Live GM.
Paige noted that her episode on WWE Chronicles would be released around the time when her movie hits theatres. The movie is set to hit theaters in March 2019.
She added: “I was at rock bottom for a year and a half – and the people who got me out of my rut were my fans. They were just like ‘I know you can get out of this, you’re stronger than what you feel right now, I know you can make a comeback,’ and it just inspired me like ‘you’re right, why do I feel like I’m giving up right now?’”
“It just motivated me beyond… it motivated me more so than I’ve ever been in my life. Especially when my neck issues came around, and I couldn’t wrestle anymore, I was like ‘okay, this isn’t the end of me, this is the start of something new, this is a different chapter of my story.’ I just never wanted to give up.”
Sir Mitch Says: There was much debate backstage here in WR about whether or not we should post this piece of news. Some felt it was tawdry, but personally, I find Paige’s story inspiring! I mean, after everything that has happened to her over the last two years to be willing to speak so openly and honestly about all of it in the hopes it will help others is so ballsy. Further, to show her appreciation to her fans (I count myself as one of them) for defending her and never giving up on her is a wonderful thing.
Despite the fact, I’m sure she misses being able to wrestle more than anything in the world, it’s clear she is enjoying her new role within WWE and is in a much better place in her life. I can’t wait to see this documentary and the movie based on her life next March!