MAJOR UPDATE On WWE Paige’s Future As WWE SmackDown General Manager — IS SHE LEAVING? See Official Statement

Shane McMahon and Paige as SmackDown Live General ManagerPaige has slotted nicely into her role as SmackDown Live General Manager since her unveiling in April, with her portrayal as a fair, balanced authority figure making her a great successor for Daniel Bryan.

Her work has drawn largely positive reactions from WWE audiences, and according to PWInsider’s Mike Johnson, WWE are just as enamoured with the 25-year-old.

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As per Johnson on a recent episode of Elite Audio, the company are “extremely happy” with Paige’s position on SmackDown, and want to utilise her even more in the build-up to the biographical Fighting With My Family film, which releases in March 2019.

Paige will likely receive a lot more screentime as a means of promoting the film, but she definitely won’t be wrestling any time soon. As was revealed a few weeks ago, if the former Divas Champion is ever cleared to compete again, it won’t be for another 15-20 years.

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Having hurt her surgically repaired neck at a December 2017 house show, Paige didn’t formally announce her retirement until the night after WrestleMania 34. It was a devastating blow, particularly as it came so soon after her return from a 17-month absence, but the company have done right by repositioning her on SmackDown.