There have long been whispers that several WWE officials do not approve of the relationship between Paige and Alberto Del Rio. Those whispers have now gotten louder. Mister Saint Laurent, who has broken WWE scoops before, spoke about the Paige/Del Rio relationship on former WCW star Kevin Sullivan's latest episode of his show "MSL & Sullivan".
On the show, MSL revealed that backstage official Mark Carrano, head of talent relations, approached the couple about their relationship, reportedly 'harassing' them.
"Mark Carrano, who fans might know from Total Divas, kind of like the office liaison guy, approached Del Rio and Paige individually and harassed each of them about their relationship. It was indicated that the office wanted them to sever their romantic relationship."
Not only does MSL claim Carrano harassed them, but he even went so far as to say he threatened to fire Paige if she continued the relationship.
"A lot of people speculated if this was the reason [WWE] split them up in the draft and that's definitely what happened. The company did not want them together. They split them up in the draft by design and they threatened to fire Paige if she didn't break up with Del Rio."
Paige is now serving a 30-day suspension for a Wellness Policy violation, while Del Rio has been granted his release while serving a suspension.
If this is true, with Mark Carrano basically being a middle man for higher ups, you can bet several top officials don't approve of the relationship either. We'll see how Paige is treated when she returns, especially with Del Rio now out of the company.