Paige Talks About Transitioning From Wrestler to GM, Taking Finishers From Her Mother

WWE Smackdown General Manager Paige did an interview with Yea!, and had some interesting comments about her mother, her transition from in ring wrestler to GM and more. Here are some highlights!

On taking finishers from her mother: “Oh yeah, the old ‘c*** punt’ is what she calls it. It’s not fun, and the fact that she can do that to her daughter—you’re cruel! She’s why I’m damaged; it’s her fault! My old finish when I was wrestling was called the Ram-Paige—the first time I did it was actually on [her mother Saraya]—and I spiked her head so bad that she was kinda concussed. I’m pretty sure I got the hang of it after that.”

On her transition to Smackdown GM: “It was a surprise to me to because I knew it was coming, the week prior they said ‘this might happen…’ I lost my voice, and they said if you don’t get your voice back to make this announcement, you won’t be doing it at all. I was drinking tea, I was doing my best to get my voice back, but we managed to do it, which was great, and they texted me — I got a text from one of the writers — like ‘Okay, you have to stay here for Smackdown tomorrow.’ [And I was like] ‘Just let me be!’ It was like putting salt in the wound. It was good. Once I turned up there Road Dogg was literally on my right and bombarded me like ‘Ihis is happening. Be quiet, no one knows.’ And I was like ‘Oh, really, this is great!’ And then we walked out, and it was great. I get goosebumps from the crowd. They’re so supportive. I thought it was the end for me, and then it wasn’t. It was a beautiful beginning, I love what I do now.”


On her singing voice: “I’m very low, it’s a wispy voice, but I can carry a tune to some songs. I wouldn’t say I was great, but it’s surprising. I always sing Amy Winehouse’s ‘Valerie’, but also Kings Of Leon’s ‘Use Somebody’. That’s literally, if you look on the internet, always there—I’m always drunk on a karaoke stage—I wouldn’t recommend watching those. Come watch me live!”

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