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Paige's in-ring career with WWE reportedly over due to injury

Less than two months after returning from neck surgery, it appears that Paige's in-ring career with WWE may be over.

PWInsider first reported today that Paige "was informed this week that she will not be cleared to return to the ring" after suffering an injury last month. The report states that the situation has been described as similar to Edge's medical disqualification from in-ring competitionĀ and that it's believed Paige was given the news at Raw on Monday.

Paige suffered the injury when she was kicked in the back by Sasha Banks during a six-woman tag match at a house show in Long Island, New York on December 27th. The match was stopped and a stretcher was brought out, but she was able to walk to the back with assistance and there was initial optimism asĀ the injury was originally believed to be a stinger.

Paige was scheduled to be in the women's Royal Rumble match later this month, though whether she was going to be cleared in time was in question even before this report.

On Monday night's episode of Raw, Paige was at ringside for Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville's match against Banks & Bayley. Whether she'll be used in a similar role going forward remains to be seen.

We'll have more on this as information becomes available.