It’s been some time since I’ve been on right here coping with some exterior initiatives, however after I obtained the information relating to Paige, I simply needed to write an article on it. So for these of you residing on Jupiter for the previous 36 hours, information broke that personal photographs and movies of Paige carrying her birthday swimsuit and exchanging in some lewd and specific sexual content material leaked over the Web (and rumors counsel that extra divas similar to Emma and Summer season Rae could also be subsequent). The content material displayed Paige participating in intercourse with former WWE persona Brad Maddox and former tag team champion and present RAW famous person Xavier Woods.
After I noticed that the content material had leaked and after I had heard that Maddox and Woods was concerned, I immediately assumed that this was throughout Paige’s NXT tenure as NXT Girls’s Champion, as a result of for apparent causes of him being in a relationship with Alberto Del Rio not too long ago, this needed to be someday previously. This additionally immediately jogged my memory of the time the place specific photographs of then Mr. Money In The Bank Seth Rollins, who had nude photographs leaked and posted a message much like Paige:
Lewd content material and leaks occur on a regular basis within the celeb world and people in WWE haven’t been exempt from leaks taking place. Nevertheless, all the pieces all the time appears to be circumstantial. For instance, with the Rollins leak, he hadn’t face any actual self-discipline, was a distinguished face for WWE and by no means had a wellness violation. That leak additionally didn’t appear to impend his WWE Title run later that yr. Nevertheless, in Paige’s case, issues develop into far more difficult. Not solely did she have a number of movies and photographs launched, however she additionally been suspended twice. As well as, she is on some bitter phrases with WWE as of this second, and that is positive to not assist issues. This particularly when you think about that apparently in one of many movies, she makes use of the NXT Girls’s Championship as some form of prop, primarily sullying the title that was additionally held by Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Bayley.
For one factor, I feel this will increase the probability of Paige by no means showing on WWE tv once more. If WWE does determine to miss this, it might be some time earlier than WWE permits Paige again on tv to permit a few of the freshness of the controversy to dissipate, much like what they’re doing with Hulk Hogan after his racial feedback have been leaked. As talked about earlier than, Paige has had a shady historical past of out of the ring incidents that has negatively impacted her standing in WWE, and the connection might get exacerbated with Alberto Del Rio’s look in TNA Impression. You may virtually assure that if WWE have been to convey again Paige as soon as her damage has been healed, there will probably be some disrespectful group of followers who will attempt to rib Paige on it. To not point out, there might doubtlessly be warmth along with her backstage with a few of the different abilities. What I used to be much more shocked was Xavier Woods’ involvement and the way this impacts him.
What goes on within the private lives of WWE superstars is none of our concern, and that shouldn’t change even after delicate content material is launched. Nevertheless, I actually didn’t peg Xavier Woods to be the type of man to get himself concerned on this. I’m not saying that what he did was dangerous, per say. I simply didn’t see a man like him collaborating in that type of exercise. I’ve solely heard constructive issues about Xavier Woods out of the ring. I’ve solely heard constructive qualities of Xavier Woods as to how he’s an clever human being, pursuing a PhD and being a constructive voice in WWE. To not point out he’s concerned with the tag staff that has the longest reign in WWE historical past, he additionally simply reached 1 million subscribers for his UpUpDownDown YouTube channel. What I might hate for is to have this incident negatively influence how folks could understand him. Regardless of this, I nonetheless consider Xavier Woods to be a person of upstanding caliber, and I don’t suppose this incident that needed to have came about round Three-Four years in the past adjustments that reality. It’s shocking, to say the least. Information got here out that Woods and his spouse have been anticipating their first baby in December of final yr, so this may increasingly additionally trigger marital points that won’t have been there earlier than in the event that they have been collectively throughout the time when the video got here out.
Once more, I don’t consider that exercise achieved out of the ring ought to lead to any extreme disciplinary motion until it impacts a famous person’s potential to carry out or if it could adversely have an effect on WWE’s picture by having them on tv. So now the query is does this fall into that class? Properly, Paige is recovering from surgical procedure so her well being could also be okay down the road, however does this have an effect on WWE’s picture? Within the quick time period, it might. Actually, the stigma connected to her exercise could not go away her if they create her again any time quickly, however I do consider that this may increasingly reduce in significance in the direction of the tip of this yr. I’d hate to suppose that Paige’s days in WWE have been numbered in the event that they weren’t already, however I do consider a settlement between Paige and WWE needs to be made. If Paige is very involved about her picture (and with all of her incidents she could), then it might be some time earlier than we see her. If what Paige has achieved is deemed to be excessive, then we in all probability gained’t see her on WWE tv once more. Both means, it is going to be fascinating to see what WWE decides to do going ahead.
As a fast apart, I see many individuals sharing the content material on-line. Imagine me, I perceive why some folks would wish to see it, however I’m enormously involved about Paige’s psychological well being relating to this. She has said since then that she has already reached rock backside so there may be little that may have an effect on her, but when this will get extra publicity than is required, then this, God forbid, might get very ugly. Not just for Paige’s sake, however for Woods’ as nicely. I all the time consider in attempting to see the most effective out of each human being and all of us make errors, however I feel we are able to do each of them an incredible service by merely not spreading it and giving the story legs. Everyone knows there’s a ton of ignorant folks on the market, and don’t be mistaken that celebrities can take it upon themselves to behave if it will get too extreme. So for these on Twitter, Fb or YouTube, don’t attempt to make an unlucky state of affairs worse.