Paige discusses WWE suspension on 'Total Divas': 'I don't do drugs'
UPI News Service, 04/20/2017
Paige has spoken out over being suspended by the WWE on the latest episode of reality series Total Divas.
An in-ring performer, Paige, real name Saraya-Jade Bevis, was originally suspended for violating WWE's wellness policy in August as part of their talent wellness program which tests for substance and drug abuse among other things.
"WWE posted a statement about me failing the wellness policy," Paige said on Wednesday's episode as she was seen crying. "We get drug tested all the time...first of all, I don't do drugs."
"Second of all, I did the test and I passed it," she continued. "They're only suspending me because I didn't take it in the allotted time that they gave me," she said.
Following the first violation, Paige was suspended a second time in October for testing positive for an illegal substance. The 24-year-old stated on Twitter that she was only taking doctor prescribed medicine.
The wellness program has a strike system meaning that if Paige fails a third test, she will be terminated. She was last seen on WWE television in June in a tag team bout featuring Sasha Banks, Charlotte and Dana Brooke.
Currently, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is executive producing a new film inspired by Paige and her professional wrestling family titled Fighting With My Family. She also made headlines in January for flaunting her engagement ring from ex-WWE performer Alberto Del Rio.
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