WWE superstar Paige 'wanted to physically harm' herself after leaked sex tapes
The former Divas champion discusses a tough moment in her life
WWE superstar Paige went public Monday in response to a series of leaked sex tapes, saying she “wanted to physically harm” herself in the aftermath.
Paige, 24, whose real name is Saraya-Jade Bevis, tweeted out a long message in which she described what being the victim of “viral humiliation” and “cyber bullying” felt like after confirming last week her phone was hacked.
Still under contract with WWE, Paige hasn’t wrestled since last June due to a neck injury and a pair of suspensions for violating the company’s wellness policy. For the last eight months, she has kept a very public profile while dating former WWE superstar and fiance Alberto Del Rio, real name Alberto Rodriguez, who left the company last September.
Paige took full responsibility for the explicit photos and videos, which were taken during a previous relationship, and acknowledged she made a huge mistake by putting trust “in the hands of someone that took advantage of a young girl years ago.” She said she was ultimately blessed to have Rodriguez and her family stand by her.
“The one thing that was the hardest was thinking that ‘my husband is going to leave me’ [and] ‘my family will disown me,’” said Paige, explaining why she initially entertained thoughts of hurting herself in response.
According to an Instagram post earlier in the week from Rodriguez, 39, the couple is expected to get married on Wednesday. The independent wrestler, who currently goes by the name Alberto El Patron, added a cryptic message to those he feels are against himself and Paige.
“[t]t doesn’t matter how many times you try to break us … is not gonna happen … we were harrassed by a company we still are … cause you don’t fool me MFs I know I was you trying to destroy us,” Rodriguez’s post read.
A native of Norwich, England, who comes from a family of professional wrestlers, Paige said in her post she hopes to take a massive negative and make it into “some kind of positive.”
Paige became the WWE’s youngest women’s champion in history when she captured the Divas title at 21 in her debut match in 2014. She hopes to bring awareness and bring those who violated her privacy to justice.
“No one will make me feel bad about my mistakes, I already know what they are and I already feel bad” she said. “But Alberto and I together can also make a change. My mistake could help people’s future.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is currently producing a dramedy based on the personal story of Paige and her family of wrestlers, “Fighting with My Family.” WWE Studios is co-financing and co-producing the feature film.
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