Edge says Paige's situation with her neck injury is tough.
Speaking to CBS Local Sports, Edge talked about Paige's injury. He too had to retire from the ring as his neck injuries got progressively worse. But he was much older than Paige was when he had to retire in 2011, so for her, it's a completely different scenario.
You know, I don’t know. It is tough, because if that is the case, and she does have to retire… I haven’t heard anything past the initial speculation… it is such a different case, because when I retired, I was 37. I had accomplished everything and then some I set out to do within that industry, so there wasn’t anything else besides wanting to help some younger talent and teach them. That was what the next mode of my career was going to be. So it is a different scenario.
I guess all I can say, if that is the case, is she did a lot. She got a lot accomplished. She won the women’s championship, and she stood out. You just try and focus on the positives instead of drawing on the negatives. That’s really all you can do in that kind of situation. But I don’t know if there’s a magic elixir or the perfect sentence you can say to make that easier to swallow.
Edge has gone into acting since his retirement, most recently appearing on Vikings for the History Channel. When asked what would be next on his bucket list, he really just wants to explore different characters.
I really want to explore different characters and see what the next character is. I mean, who knows what’s next? But I would like [it] to be as challenging as this one has been. I don’t want to take a step back. I just want to keep going forward and just see what there is out there and just try to keep honing my craft and my chops. More importantly than all of that is just trying to be the template that you want your little girls to see of what a man is. So between all of those, that should keep me pretty busy.
As for Paige, her career is up in the air. Reports are saying that she will never be cleared by WWE doctors to return to the ring. On TV, WWE has acknowledged she has a neck injury, but nothing beyond that. She still appears weekly on WWE television despite the recent diagnosis.