From: Norwich, England
Signature Move: Paige-Turner, Ram-Paige, Scorpion Crosslock
Career Highlights: Divas Champion, NXT Women’s Champion
Paige is a raven-haired Diva who preaches a simple message: She wants to fight. She gained prominence inside the NXT Arena as the first NXT Women’s Champion.
A driven competitor, she first began battling when she was 13, following her family of English wrestlers and has never looked back.
On the April 7 edition of Raw, Paige stunned the WWE Universe by challenging – and ultimately defeating – AJ Lee to become the new Divas Champion! In doing so, not only did she become the youngest woman to ever win the butterfly-emblazoned title, but she is also the first to capture it in her Raw debut. She also makes history as the first Diva to hold both the NXT Women’s Championship and Divas Championship.
On the April 24 edition of WWE NXT, NXT General Manager JBL stripped Paige of the NXT Women’s Title and announced that there would be an NXT Divas Tournament for the NXT Women’s Championship.
Overall, Paige is proud of her groundbreatking ways and has built her reputation on the back of a mean streak that only a villain like NXT commentator William Regal could appreciate, saying, “She will quite happily kick your head in, so why antagonize her?”
At Extreme Rules 2014, Paige faced her first true test as Divas Champion, defending the title against the dangerous Tamina. The Diva of Tomorrow was up to the challenge, successfully retaining her championship after making Tamina submit to the Scorpion Crosslock.
Paige continued her historic title run at WWE Payback when she overcame the emotionally erratic Alicia Fox to retain her Divas Championship and then again at Money in the Bank when she defeated the always tenacious Naomi. However, Paige lost the championship the next night on Raw when she was stunned by the returning AJ Lee. The loss turned Paige from a spunky fan favorite into a depraved villain, but the change in personality paid off as she beat her so-called “frenemy” to reclaim the title at SummerSlam 2014. The game of hot potato continued when AJ regained the title yet again at Night of Champions in a Triple Threat Match that also included Nikki Bella.
With Paige on top again, WWE’s Divas division may never be the same.