The last few years have been full of ups and downs for Paige, as she was forced to retire from in-ring competition, but after she officially confirmed her retirement she took on the role of SmackDown Live General Manager.
The SmackDown GM role is no more, but Paige is currently managing Asuka and Kairi Sane, The Kabuki Warriors.
The former WWE Divas Champion recently spoke to talkSPORT about her career path, and she noted that the idea of working as a manager was on her mind for a while.
“After retiring, I pitched to manage Ronda Rousey and Asuka. I’ve always pitched for Asuka because I think she is such an amazing athlete and a wonderful person, the only thing she really lacks is the microphone skills.”
Paige also revealed that after she lost the General Manager role on SmackDown Live she was offered a job as a producer, but ultimately she turned it down.
“Obviously I then had the GM role that I loved, but after that they offered me a role as a producer and I actually said yes. But after a few weeks I had to tell them I didn’t actually want to do that. It’s an amazing job, don’t get me wrong, but at 26/27, I still want to be in front of the camera and I don’t want to hang my boots up in that regard just yet.”
Since becoming the manager for The Kabuki Warriors, Paige, Asuka and Kairi Sane have struggled to find a regular spot on TV, but with WWE shaking things up creatively it will be interesting to see if they’re given a larger role in the weeks to come.