3 reasons Paige lucked out in not returning on this week’s RAW

3 reasons Paige lucked out in not returning on this week’s RAW

Paige not returning on the go-home RAW show to Survivor Series may have been a blessing in disguise.

This week’s Raw saw a big return, but it wasn’t the one the WWE Universe had been expecting. The anticipated arrival of the original Anti-Diva, Paige, never came. We were served up instead with the King of Kings, Triple H.

Paige not coming back on this week’s RAW was a move that could help her in the long run.

Reason 1: SmackDown needs her more

Originally, reports suggested that Paige would be headed to SmackDown when she returned, even though she’d originally been assigned to RAW before her lengthy absence. Only in the past 72 hours or so has there been a fever pitch of speculation that she’d return to Monday nights. That hasn’t happened thus far. It would be better for now if it ultimately doesn’t.

With RAW getting Asuka, Paige’s presence would be very welcome on SmackDown, whose women’s division is in sore need of a fresh face. Paige has a better chance of standing out there than she does on RAW at the moment, where Asuka is set to have a titanic showdown with Alexa Bliss sooner or later, leaving Paige without much to do.

If the purported Horsewomen match happens at WrestleMania, that would surely put Paige in a place to carry the blue brand’s women’s title program into the Show of Shows.

Additionally, putting her on RAW’s Survivor Series team would have made for a less entertaining match, as with Asuka and Nia Jax fighting in the red corner, the teams are already lopsided. Paige would have made it even more so, with Charlotte now the SmackDown Women’s Champion.

Speaking of Survivor Series, Paige lucked out in another way by not being on RAW’s side…

Reason 2: She’d be overshadowed on team red at Survivor Series

Should Paige have joined RAW’s team at Survivor Series, what then? She’d likely have just been in the match and gotten eliminated.

With the spotlight likely going to Asuka and Nia Jax, there wouldn’t be a lot for Paige to do on RAW’s side. She’d feel more like a third wheel than a huge part of the team.

Conversely, if she were to go to SmackDown and finds herself on their team in lieu of Charlotte, she’d have a bigger spotlight on her. She’d instantly be one of its strongest players that would make the contest less unequal and could well be the star of team blue. In turn, it would boost her standing more going forward.

Reason 3: It was too late

Survivor Series has had a big number of late card changes, most of them for the better, but Paige returning just in time for the show would likely have felt a bit hollow in the end.

Instead of saving her return for an angle which she could have been a star in, it would have been lessened by putting her into a multi-woman match she was unlikely to shine brightly in any way (at least should she have returned to RAW instead of SmackDown).

A meaningful singles program waiting for her after her big return would be more compelling to watch over the long term, whether she ultimately winds up on RAW or SmackDown. She’s been away for so long that there are a number of opponents she’s never faced before waiting for her.

A return against one of them would make more of an impact than being randomly inserted into a Survivor Series team with little time left to build her up.

Perhaps that could have happened had she returned a month ago, but there’s too little time left to make the most of her comeback now. She’s not on the level of a Triple H where a return makes an immediate seismic impact regardless of the circumstances.

Let’s see what happens after Survivor Series.

Source: SportsKeeda

Behind the Scenes of a Glampire Shoot

Behind the Scenes of a Glampire Shoot

The first official video from Paige’s new YouTube series has finally arrived! Take a look at some behind the scenes footage from the Shop Glampire photoshoot. Paige can also been seen doing a Q&A, letting you into her world by answering some fan questions. Check it all out, along with screen captures using the links provided.

Glampire Diaries

Glampire Diaries

Paige uploaded an intro to her brand new YouTube series, “Glampire Diaries” ahead of the launch this weekend. Check it out, along with screen captures using the links provided.

SmackDown Women’s Champion Natalya mentions Paige

In her match against Charlotte at Hell In A Cell, Natalya retained her title via disqualification and seems to be in for a lengthy rivalry with The Queen. But that hasn’t stopped her from looking ahead to future rivalries, namely with Paige, who is rumored to be placed on the SmackDown brand upon her return. SmackDown Women’s Champion Natalya mentions Paige in the interview below with Planeta Wrestling.

“I can’t wait for Paige to come back,” Natalya said. “I love wrestling Paige, she’s one of my favorite opponents. But if she thinks that she’s gonna take my SmackDown Women’s Championship, she’s got another thing coming. I’m gonna be the SmackDown Women’s Champion forever. I would love to dance again with Paige in the ring, but she’s definitely not taking my championship.”

This Week in History – October 10, 2012

This Week in History – October 10, 2012

Paige & Audrey Marie vs. Kaitlyn & Alicia Fox

Kaitlyn starts off with Paige as they lock up. Hip toss by Kaitlyn, as Paige reverses and kicks her in the shoulder. Tag in to Audrey, as she hits an arm drag on Kaitlyn and works over the arm of Kaitlyn. The upper hand changes and Kaitlyn tags in Fox. The two exchange a handful of pins and counters until Kaitlyn is tagged in. Kaitlyn shows her power and dominates Marie, and then tags out to Fox.

Enter Fox, and she repeatedly knocks Audrey’s head against the turnbuckle, then hits a snapmare and covers for a near fall. Fox has Marie in a headlock, until she trips her and tags out to Kaitlyn; who once again uses her strength. Kaitlyn locks in a submission, and Marie reverses into a pin for a 2 count. In comes Paige, as she nails a combination of take downs. The crowd is getting behind her. Paige goes for the Rampaige but Fox counters into a pin for a near fall. Paige Kicks Fox in the midsection, and hits a dropkick on the chin as Kaitlyn enters to breakup the pin. Audrey enters but gets thrown to the outside by Kaitlyn. Paige uses Fox to knock Kaitlyn off the apron, and rolls her up for the victory.

Winners: Paige & Audrey Marie

New BOOM! Studios Comic All About WWE Women’s Revolution

New BOOM! Studios Comic All About WWE Women’s Revolution

Shhhh, no one tell Emma, but the latest WWE comic – from BOOM! Studios – is all about the Women’s Revolution.

At New York Comic-Con, Boom! Studios and WWE announced that February’s WWE #14 will kick off an all-new storyline revealing the truth behind the groundbreaking Women’s Revolution.

The acclaimed team of writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Serg Acuña will take readers on a journey, revealing the truth behind the ascension of Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, and Bayley as they transformed the face of sports entertainment, moving up from NXT to the main roster, changing the landscape so that female wrestlers were no longer called “Divas.”

Below, take a look the cover for WWE #14, by Dan Mora (Klaus, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers) – with variant covers by Adam Riches (Street Fighter X G.I. Joe), Brent Schoonover (Generations: Captain Marvel & Captain Mar-Vell), and Daniel Bayliss (Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York).

Above you’ll see Charlotte, Sasha, Becky, and Bayley there on the bottom – with Paige, the Bellas, Nattie, Naomi, and Alicia Fox above them.

“It’s been amazing to watch women in the WWE make history night after night over the past couple years, and we’re so excited to give the WWE Universe even more of the Women’s Revolution,” said Chris Rosa, Associate Editor, BOOM! Studios. “The team is ready to give fans a new look at the incredible moments and matches that have inspired so many.”

Print copies of WWE #14 will be available for sale February 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

Source: IGN.com

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