WWE Backstage analyst Paige spoke with Sportskeeda’s Gary Cassidy earlier today and commented on the joke Triple H made during a recent UK media interview.
As noted at this link, Triple H was talking about possible ring returns for Paige and WWE Hall of Famer Edge when he commented on how family is more important than risking your health for the business. He noted that Edge has kids to live for, and then joked that Paige probably has kids out there that she doesn’t know about.
“If our medical experts say they believe this person has done whatever to rehab their situation or it could be multiple situations, but if they’ve done all of that and they’re not safe to get back into the ring,” Triple H said. “We allow it, and if they’re not… and you see that with Daniel Bryan. None of us ever thought Daniel Bryan was going to step in the ring, at least not for us, and that was a question for him. ‘Well, I can’t do it for you doesn’t mean I can’t do it for other places.’
“But you have the conversation with him, that if medical experts are telling you this isn’t the best thing, but he worked extraordinarily hard for a long period of time to get himself back at a place, physically, where medical teams… the same people that disqualified him, were willing to say, ‘OK, now I feel like this is a safe return.’ So, if that’s the case, when you’re talking about people as talented as Edge, Paige… who wouldn’t want them to return? I’m a fan just like everyone else. Yeah, I would love to see them step into the ring and compete, but more importantly than that though, I’d like to see them live long, healthy lives. You know, Edge has kids, Paige… maybe, she probably has some she doesn’t know of.”
Triple H and other people in the room then laughed at the joke. Triple H continued, “You know, you want them to put their health first, people first. This is all great but at the end of the day, it’s not everything.”
Paige and others are in the UK today to do media for WWE’s new TV partnership with BT Sport. She was asked her thoughts on what the boss said.
“Obviously I was a a little bit perplexed,” Paige said. “A little bit taken back because he’s someone I truly look up to and he’s always been very respectful, so i just felt like he kind of got caught up, maybe, in a joke. I just don’t think it was appropriate to joke about, but again, like, it’s just something that I’m not going to continue to keep talking about. I feel like people have done a pretty good job of that.
Paige also revealed that Triple H has reached out to her since the original video went viral.
“He’s definitely reached out,” Paige said. “We’re going to be talking about some things.”
You can see the full clip below:
— Gary Cassidy (@consciousgary) January 15, 2020