Paige is known in the WWE for her rebellious streak and in-ring ability. Discover more facts about this wrestler including her net worth.
Paige’s Early Life in England
Paige, whose real name is Saraya-Jade Bevis, was born on the 17th of August in 1992. She is the daughter of Patrick Bevis and Julia Hamer-Bevis. Paige was born and raised in Norwich, England. She has a brother named Zak, born in 1990, and a half-brother named Roy, born in 1981. Paige’s entire family is involved in professional wrestling. Unlike a lot of pro-wrestlers, she was not always a fan of wrestling. According to her mother, Paige wanted to become a zoologist when she was a young child. She was initially scared of the sport. Eventually, however, she developed an interest in pro-wrestling because of her brothers. She then had her first official wrestling match at the age of 13. Paige also worked as a bartender and bouncer during her teenage years. In 2008, she completed her secondary education at The Hewlett School in her hometown of Norwich. In an episode of Total Divas, Paige revealed that she was once pregnant as a teen and had a miscarriage.
A Wrestling Family
It’s not surprising that Paige chose a career in pro-wrestling since her parents and siblings are all professional wrestlers. In fact, her mother competed in wrestling matches while unaware that she was already pregnant with Paige. Paige’s mother, Julia, performs under the ring name Sweet Saraya. Her father, Patrick, used the ring name Ricky Knight. Paige’s family founded a wrestling promotion in 1994. It is called World Association of Wrestling (WAW) and it is based in Norwich, England. They also run a wrestling school called The WAW Academy. Paige’s mother and brother are the main instructors in that school. After Paige joined WWE, their wrestling school gained more popularity among aspiring pro-wrestlers. If you’re curious about Paige and her family, you can check out the documentary called “The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family.”
Paige’s Life Before WWE
Paige was only 13 years old when she made her wrestling debut in World Association of Wrestling, a promotion owned by her family. She performed under the ring name Britani Knight. Her father suggested the name “Britani” because Paige had blonde hair, similar to singer Britney Spears. Paige teamed up with her mother in a tag team match in her wrestling debut. Paige, at 14 years old, was already able to travel across Europe and in the United States as a pro-wrestler. She competed in several wrestling promotions in different European countries such as World Wide Wrestling League (W3L) in Scotland, Real Deal Wrestling (RDW) in England, Turkish Power Wrestling in Turkey, and Pro Wrestling: EVE in England. She was also a part of Shimmer Women Athletes, an American wrestling promotion exclusively for female wrestlers. Paige has also captured several championships during her time in the independent wrestling scene.
Paige as a WWE Wrestler
Paige had been a professional wrestler for 6 years prior to signing with WWE. However, she was not successful at her first tryout. Paige first applied to become a WWE wrestler in 2010 when a talent scout came to her home country. Unfortunately, she was not chosen. It seems like Paige was really determined to become a part of the biggest name in professional wrestling since she didn’t wait long before going to another tryout. In 2011, a few months after her first tryout, she passed the audition and was hired by the WWE. She was sent to WWE’s developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), which was later on renamed as NXT. In NXT, she competed under the ring name Paige. Fans admired her for her unique character and impressive in-ring skills. A lot of people would agree that Paige was a dominant force in NXT. She became the very first NXT Women’s Champion in 2013. Her reign lasted for 274 days. It’s quite interesting to note that Paige was forced to relinquish her NXT Women’s Championship because she had won another championship. On her first day as part of the WWE main roster on Raw, she shocked fans when she quickly won the Divas Championship from AJ Lee. Paige has already set records in her first few years in the WWE. She became the only wrestler to hold both the NXT Women’s Championship and Divas Championship. Paige is also the youngest ever Divas Champion after winning the title at the age of 21. That’s pretty impressive for someone quite young.
Paige in TV shows and movies
Paige might be a professional wrestler, but that doesn’t mean she can only be seen in the ring. Just like other WWE wrestlers, she has appeared in a few TV shows and movies.
Paige joined the cast of Total Divas in 2015. Total Divas is a reality TV show that features other WWE wrestlers including The Bella Twins, Natalya, Naomi, and Maryse. Paige was part of the show for 4 seasons from 2015 until 2017.
WWE Tough Enough
In 2015, Paige appeared on Season 6 of WWE Tough Enough. She was a judge on that show along with Daniel Bryan, The Miz, and Hulk Hogan. WWE Tough Enough is a reality TV show and contest in which the winner receives a WWE contract.
Paige appeared in the TV movie “Santa’s Little Helper” which was produced by WWE Studios. She played the role of Eleanor, one of Santa’s elves. “Santa’s Little Helper” is a comedy movie that was released in November 2015.
Voice acting: “Scooby-Doo! and WWE” and “Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania”
Did you know that Paige has also taken on voice roles? She surely has a lot of talents! Paige appeared on “Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon” and “Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania” as an animated version of herself. So obviously, she was the one who provided the voice for the animated version of Paige.
“Fighting with My Family”
Coming from a family of wrestlers is quite unique. It makes for a good story, and perhaps that’s why Paige’s life story will soon be turned into a film. “Fighting with My Family” is an upcoming movie about Paige and her family life. Actress Florence Pugh will be playing the role of Paige.
Relationships, net worth, and salary
Paige and Alberto Del Rio revealed that they were in a relationship sometime in 2016. Alberto Del Rio is a pro-wrestler who left the WWE in 2014. The pair soon got engaged. They got married in 2017 but ended the relationship after a few months. Paige confirmed their separation by announcing that she is single. Their relationship was quite turbulent, especially with allegations of domestic violence on Del Rio’s part. Paige has a net worth of $3 million. That’s a hefty net worth for someone her age. Paige earns around $290,000 a year as a professional wrestler.
Recent News on Paige
After recovering from a surgery, Paige returned to the ring in late 2017. She formed a group called Absolution with newcomers Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. However, reports came out that Paige suffered an injury during a live event. It is currently unknown when she will be competing again.