Paige missed over a year of action following neck surgery, but returned to the ring in November. But she suffered another injury scare during a Dec. 28 house show – taking a kick from Sasha Banks and falling to the ground. Paige needed to be attended to by medical personnel, and the match was called off.

On Friday, PWInsider.com reported that Paige’s in-ring career is over, as doctors aren’t willing to clear her. He attributed the injury to being similar to the one that forced Hall of Famer Edge to retire in 2011.

The news is obviously very devastating for Paige, the WWE and all her fans. At just 25 years of age, she proved herself to be one of the most talented and gifted female wrestlers in recent memory. But despite the crushing career-ending injury, Paige kept positive with this inspirational Instagram post:

The comeback is always stronger than the setback ❤️ @wwe

A post shared by Paige WWE (@realpaigewwe) on

It should be noted that neither Paige nor the WWE have commented on the matter, so her seemingly inevitable retirement may not be official for the time being. But it’s hard to envision the WWE clearing Paige – considering they forced Daniel Bryan to reluctantly hang up his boots.

RELATED: RUMOR: WWE DOCTORS WILL NOT CLEAR PAIGE TO COMPLETE; WRESTLING CAREER OVER

Though Paige’s in-ring career is likely over, the WWE could easily keep her on in a different role. She could work as an official backstage, a manager for her Absolution alliance, or even an announcer.

via The Wrestling Observer

Paige won two WWE Divas Championships , and was among the top female wrestlers on the roster until her neck injury. In the summer of 2016, Paige was suspended twice for violating the company’s wellness policy. All of this forced her to miss nearly a year-and-a-half of action.

Judging by her post on Instagram, Paige isn’t completely ready to retire and give up on her wrestling career. We’ll have to wait for a formal announcement by either the WWE or Paige, but it’s hard to see her wrestling again.

NEXT: THE ROCK TOLD PAIGE SHE’D MAKE HER WWE DEBUT

  • Ad Free Browsing
  • Over 10,000 Videos!
  • All in 1 Access
  • Join For Free!
GO PREMIUM WITH THESPORTSTER
Go Premium!

Videos