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Paige, the Youngest WWE Divas Champion

Full Name Saraya-Jade Bevis
Ring Name Paige
Birthday August 17, 1992
Birthplace Norwich, England
Age 30 Years Old
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Net Worth $3 Million
Social Media Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

As a long-time fan, I‘m so excited to provide an in-depth introduction to the remarkable career of Paige – one of the most groundbreaking female wrestlers of the modern era!

Early Life and Family Wrestling History

Paige was born in 1992 to a family of professional wrestlers in Norwich, England. Her parents own the World Association of Wrestling (WAW) promotion, where legends like The Undertaker competed early in their careers.

With wrestling in her blood, Paige began training at just 13 years old under her family‘s guidance. She made her professional debut at age 13 (the minimum age allowed in the UK) using the ring name Britani Knight. Paige later teamed up with her mother Sweet Saraya as the Knight Dynasty on the UK independent circuit.

Major Career Highlights in WWE

After impressing in tryouts, Paige signed with WWE in 2011 and joined their developmental brand NXT. As the first NXT Women‘s Champion, she was a cornerstone of WWE‘s "women‘s wrestling revolution":

  • Became first NXT Women‘s Champion in 2013 by defeating Emma in the tournament finals.
  • Won the Divas Championship in her Raw debut in 2014, becoming the youngest champion ever at just 21.
  • Formed the BFFs and later Absolution, hugely popular duos with Emma and Mandy Rose/Sonya Deville.
  • Became the youngest female to ever be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017 at just 24 years old.

Paige‘s Legacy as the Anti-Diva

With her punk rock look and in-your-face attitude, Paige broke the mold for what a "Diva" could be. She ushered in a bold, new era for women‘s wrestling and left a lasting legacy:

  • Proved women could be just as tough, edgy and talented as male wrestlers.
  • Inspired female wrestlers to express themselves and establish their own unique identities.
  • Paved the way for others like Becky Lynch, Asuka and Rhea Ripley who embody the "Anti-Diva" spirit.
  • Showed that fans will enthusiastically support women presented as more than just eye candy.

Paige made it cool for girls to love wrestling again. She helped fans see women wrestlers as worthy competitors – not sideshows. The impact of the Anti-Diva will continue to be felt for generations.

Why I Love Paige

As a fan for over a decade, here‘s what I admire most about Paige:

  • Her courage to unapologetically be herself and turn her outcast status into a strength.
  • Her perseverance through injuries, setbacks and constant criticism over her looks/attire.
  • Her passion for the sport – you can see how much wrestling means to her.
  • Her authenticity – unlike "fake" model Divas, Paige is refreshingly real.
  • The entertainment she provides – from her witty comebacks to her crazy dance moves!

Paige‘s unique brand of attitude, skill and charisma will always make her one of my favorite wrestlers.

Where is Paige Now?

Sadly, Paige was forced into early retirement in 2018 due to neck injuries sustained over her career. She parted ways with WWE in 2022 after several years of inactivity.

There is hope that this Anti-Diva still has more to give wrestling. As a free agent, rumors swirl of a potential comeback on the independent scene or for companies like AEW. I would love nothing more than to see Paige back in the ring again!

No matter what‘s next, Paige‘s influence will continue inspiring female wrestlers and fans worldwide. The legacy of this icon is cemented – she changed women‘s wrestling forever!