WWE: 'Paige tested positive for an illegal substance'
WWE is attempting to set the record straight on Paige’s suspension.
In a statement to the New York Post, WWE publicly pushed back against claims Paige and her family had made that she failed a wellness test for prescription painkillers.
“Saraya-Jade Bevis tested positive for an illegal substance, not a prescription drug,” WWE said in a statement to The Post. “In addition, WWE is providing world-class medical care for her in-ring injury.”
Almost immediately after her suspension was announced on Monday, Paige spoke out on Twitter. “Same sh*t different day. Kids..Please don’t get prescriptions or doctors notes. Not acceptable.” Paige tweeted. “Rules apply depending on your status.”
Her comments were then followed up on by her family, with her father posting on Facebook that Paige has had a long-term neck injury that he didn’t feel was being dealt with. He claimed that she had been prescribed painkillers that were apparently against the wellness program.
That assertion was backed up Paige’s brother, Zak Bevis, in a post on his Facebook page.
The suspension was the second time in recent months that Paige had been suspended for violating the wellness policy. She was originally suspended for 30 days in August for her first violation.