A fan reportedly assaulted WWE’s Paige while she was leaving Sunday night’s Money in the Bank event Rosemont, Illinois. On her Instagram story Sunday night, Paige wrote, “To the ‘fan’ that decided to pie face me through my car window and then tell me to ‘lose some weight Paige,’…you inspired me to keep being myself and eat whatever the f I want. Good luck with your karma!” This text accompanied a video of Paige eating out at a restaurant.
Later, PWInsider was able to confirm that this incident took place, and they provided some more details. Apparently, Paige was leaving the arena while sitting in the passenger’s seat of her car; she had the window down so that she could wave and high-five the fans. It was at this time that one person hit her in the face and yelled at her.
Wrestling News reported that although many were describing what happened as being a “pie face,” it was really closer to a slap. Fightful also reported that people in the area restrained the fan and scolded him for his actions. At this time, there’s no word on whether police made any arrests.
Although no video of the actual incident has emerged, a YouTube video was uploaded showing Paige signaling security, apparently in order to point them in the direction of the man who hit her.
Paige has certainly had a fraught 15 months. It was in March 2017 that she had many of her private photos and videos leaked onto the internet. This was while she was recovering from a neck issue, with it being unclear whether she would be able to return to the ring.
However, in September 2017, Paige was cleared to wrestle again, and she returned in November. But sadly, just one month later, Paige suffered an injury during a match. She later announced that her retirement from wrestling at just 25 years old.
Paige later recalled the moment of her career-ending injury, saying it was terrifying for everyone involved. “I feel like the girls were more terrified than what I was at the time,” she said. “Like I was petrified, but the girls were crying at ringside and stuff and then they see the stretcher coming out and I was like ‘please, please,’ and it’s just like horrible.”
Luckily, though, the WWE found a way to keep her around, making her the general manager of SmackDown Live. She appeared in this capacity on Sunday’s Money in the Bank show.
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