Paige’s neck problems have yet to be fully resolved as she will need yet another surgery.
The former WWE Divas champion was originally supposed to be in a special SummerSlam Meet & Greet on August 10, but had to cancel her appearance at the last minute. Explaining to a fan who tweeted at her about the canceled appearance, Paige said she had to go see a doctor because she was having neck issues.
My apologies. Unfortunately I have to go see my doctor about my neck and my health takes a big priority. Please apologize to your wife from me. ---- https://t.co/LUbE5BbyRG— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) August 8, 2019
In a follow-up tweet and Instagram post, Paige announced that she would need neck surgery once more for a hernia that developed in a house show match in Uniondale, New York in late 2017 that forced her to retire weeks later. Paige officially announced her retirement on RAW in April 2018.
Me and my fave Dr! Dr Juan Uribe. He did an amazing job on my last neck surgery. Also the miracle worker for @BellaTwins Nikki and @TJWilson necks! Unfortunately, the match from Uniondale created a new hernia that we thought would heal. It did not. Sooo.. One more surgery to go. pic.twitter.com/fKfAxRCoK2— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) August 9, 2019
Not the best pic of me but had another consultation with my fave doctor in the world! @thejuanuribe checking up on my neck. Unfortunately I have the neck of a 60 year old. The first fusion healed perfectly. But I developed another hernia above it after my match in Uniondale. It didn’t get better over time.. One more surgery. ----
Since retiring from active wrestling, Paige a number of roles that kept her on WWE television, from doing commentary work to fulfilling a role as the general manager for SmackDown Live. She is currently serving as the manager for The Kabuki Warriors.