Paige suffered an injury during a Dec. 28 house show after taking a kick from Sasha Banks, and her career is strongly in jeopardy.
PWInsider.com reported that doctors won't clear Paige, and that her WWE career is all but over. The injury happened shortly after Paige returned to the WWE in November - following a year-long hiatus while she recovered from neck surgery.
However, Paige and the WWE have yet to release any official statements hinting at her retirement. And in a recent interview with Sporting News, Natalya revealed that Paige hasn't spoken to her fellow wrestlers about the injury:
“I don't know the particulars of exactly what happened with Paige. I know, obviously, she had surgery and then she came back, but I don't know all the details of what exactly happened.
I just know that she hasn't spoken about it yet and WWE hasn't released a statement so everything from this point, as we know it, is just waiting to see and time will tell...I would just wait to see what happens with Paige and wait for more from WWE to make an official announcement."
Paige has shared a number of photos on her Instagram account, hinting that she isn't ready to retire and plans on returning to the ring:
Paige is only 25 years of age, and is already a two-time Divas Champion. It would be tragic if her career already had to end this early, given how much she's already accomplished in just a few short years.
PWInsider also noted that Paige's neck injury is similar to the one that Edge had, which forced him to retire at the age of 37 in 2011. 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin also retired following a neck injury.
On last week's episode of Monday Night Raw, Paige accompanied her Absolution alliance to the ring, but wasn't involved in the match otherwise. We should find out soon enough what the future holds for her. But until she or the WWE make a formal announcement, the dream of Paige wrestling again shall not be shattered.