Samoa Joe and Paige Removed From Royal Rumble Matches

Amanda will tell you more tonight in her RAW review but WWE announced that Samoa Joe and Paige were officially removed from Royal Rumble matches due to their respective injuries.

“Paige will not compete in this year’s historic 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match due to a neck injury”, WWE stated. Paige came back last November on RAW and created the stable “Absolution” alongside Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. She made her in-ring return on December 5, defeating Sasha Banks.

But at a house show on December 28, Paige suffered a stinger after taking a kick in the neck from Sasha Banks. Rumours are running rampant on social media and Internet she could be retiring at 25, but neither Paige nor WWE confirmed it.

Samoa Joe was injured last week on RAW during his match against Rhyno. It was supposed by WWE physicians he was suffering a plantar fascia rupture. Joe was scheduled to undergo an MRI to confirm to determine the extent of his injury that could make him be out a few weeks or a few months.