WWE has banned Paige for 60 days, her second talent wellness policy suspension this year. The former Divas champion Saraya-Jade Bevis aka Paige was slapped a 30-day suspension on her birthday in August.
WWE confirmed Paige's suspension in a statement on its website on Monday (10 October), but did not disclose the reason behind the ban. According to WWE's terms of contract, a wrestler's services can be terminated if he/she is suspended thrice.
"WWE has suspended Saraya-Jade Bevis (Paige) for 60 days effective immediately, for her second violation of the company's talent wellness policy," WWE said in a statement.
The 24-year-old wrestler has shared her frustration over the suspension on social media.
"Same s**t different day," Paige wrote on Twitter. "Kids... Please don't get prescriptions or doctors notes. Not acceptable. Rules apply depending on your status," she added.
Paige's father, Patrick Frary (who wrestles under the name Ricky Knight), was also furious over his daughter's suspension.
"Ok here we go again yes I know about my daughters suspended once again she has not failed a drugs test. My daughter has had a long term neck injury which imo has not been dealt with. i have ask my daughter to return to UK For help with this injury as help and direction in the USA Has not been forthcoming imo.
"She has been in pain and out of in ring action for a fair while now and has been prescribed pain killers which apparently is against the wellness program. i feel my daughter has been let down big time in the USA and the proper care and advice needed in the position she has been in has not happened to say i am pissed off with the situation is an understatement, this is my statement i am not open to questions thankyou for your cooperation [sic]," the 62-year-old wrote on Twitter.
When Paige was suspended the first time around for breach of wellness policy, she had slammed the WWE's decision on Twitter.
"Let me be clear that I was not suspended for failing a drug test, it was merely due to a procedural issue," she wrote after the news broke. "I took the test, I passed it. I arranged said test to happen after I wasn't at my home when Aegis contacted me. So I drove 200 miles to do it. Unfortunately, I didn't do it in time, according to Aegis," Paige posted on the microblogging site.