This is absolutely shocking. ‘Total Divas’ star Paige and boyfriend Alberto Del Rio were suspended by the WWE on Aug. 17, Paige’s 24th birthday, for violating the organization’s talent wellness policy! The suspension will go into effect on Aug. 18.
“WWE has suspended Saraya-Jade Bevis (Paige) for 30 days effective Thursday, Aug. 18, for her first violation of the company’s talent wellness policy,” the WWE announced on Aug. 17. The news of Paige’s suspension came just hours after her boyfriend, Alberto, 39, was suspended for the exact same thing. The couple has not released a statement regarding their suspensions.
It’s unclear how Paige, 24, and Alberto violated the company’s talent wellness policy. The WWE’s policy includes cardiovascular testing, testing for brain function, substance abuse and drug testing, annual physicals, and health care referrals.
Paige made her debut on the WWE’s main roster in 2014. She became the youngest WWE Divas Champion in history at the age of 21. She also joined the cast of Total Divas in 2014 for the second half of the show’s third season.
This violation isn’t Alberto’s first trouble with the WWE. Alberto was fired from the WWE in 2014 for reportedly slapping an employee who allegedly made a racist joke. He made a surprise return to WWE’s Hell in a Cell match in 2015 and defeated John Cena, 39, in an insane fight. It was the first time Alberto had won the WWE United States Championship.
Paige and Alberto have only been dating for a few months. Rumors swirled about them for months in early 2016, but they didn’t go public with their relationship until May 2016 when they were spotted at Disney World together. Paige even got a tattoo in honor of Alberto! She has “Papi” written on her arm. Aw!
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