Paige (wrestler)

British professional wrestler and actress

Saraya-Jade Bevis (born 17 August 1992) is an English professional wrestler currently she works for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) under the ring name Saraya.

Paige
Bevis in 2018
Birth nameSaraya Jade Bevis
Born (1992-08-17) 17 August 1992 (age 31)
Norwich, England
PartnerRicky Knight (2008–present)
Zak Zodiac (2008–present)
Roy Bevis (2010–present)
Ricky Knight Jr. (2018–present)
Children4
Parent(s)Ricky Knight and Sweet Saraya
RelativesRicky Knight (father)
Sweet Saraya (mother)
Zak Zodiac (brother)
Roy Bevis (half-brother)
Ricky Knight Jr. (nephew)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Britani Knight[1]
Paige[2][3]
Saraya[4][5]
Billed height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)[1][2][3]
Billed weight120 lb (54 kg)[1]
Billed fromNorwich, England[1][2][3]
Trained byJason Cross[6]
Ricky Knight[7][8]
Roy Bevis[7][8]
Sweet Saraya[6]
Zak Zodiac[7][8]
Debut2005[1][7]

She is also known for her time in the WWE where she wrestled under the ring name Paige. During her time in WWE, she was a two-time WWE Divas Champion and one-time NXT Women's Champion. She is also known under the ring name Britani Knight. She used that name while performing on the independent circuit. Bevis is a member of the British wrestling's Knight family which is made up of her real life family. It includes her parents, Saraya and Ricky, and her brother, Zak Zodiak

Career

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On 7 April 2014 episode of Raw, Paige made her main roster debut in the WWE. She gave her congratulations to WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee on her successful title defense at WrestleMania XXX. Lee challenged Paige to a match and put her championship on the line. In the match, Paige was able to defeat AJ and win her first Divas Championship in WWE. When she won the championship, she became the first female wrestler to hold a developmental (NXT Women's) and primary (WWE Divas) championship at the same time and also became the youngest Divas Champion.[9] On the 30 July 2014 episode of Raw, AJ Lee returned to the WWE and defeated Paige for the Divas Championship.[10]

Paige has since won multiple Divas and Raw Women's Division championships. She currently holds a title of General Manager, appointed by Daniel Bryan. [source?]

On 21 September 2022 at Grand Slam, Saraya made her debut for All Elite Wrestling (AEW).[11]

On 27 August at All In, Saraya won the AEW Women's World Championship. She defeated Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D., Toni Storm, and former champion Hikaru Shida in a four-way match in front of her home country fans.[12] On the October 10 episode of Dynamite, Saraya would lose the AEW Women's World Championship back to Shida.[13]

Other media

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In July 2012, Channel 4 made a documentary about Bevis and her family titled The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family.[14][15] The documentary was turned into the 2019 film Fighting with My Family, with Florence Pugh playing Bevis.[16]

Bevis has appeared in seven WWE video games. She made her in-game debut as a downloadable character in WWE 2K15,[17] and is featured as a playable character in WWE 2K16,[18] WWE 2K17,[19] WWE 2K18,[20]WWE 2K19[21] WWE 2K20.[22] and WWE 2K Battlegrounds

In October 2014, Bevis joined the cast of Total Divas, a reality television show produced by WWE and E!, for the second part of the show's third season, which began airing in 2015.[23] In June 2015, Bevis became one of the judges on the sixth season of Tough Enough.[24] On 3 August 2015, Bevis was a guest on Stone Cold Steve Austin's Stone Cold Podcast, which aired on the WWE Network.[25]

Bevis has appeared in two WWE Studios films: Santa's Little Helper, released in November 2015,[26][27] and Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon, in which she performed a voice role and was released in July 2016.[28] She also peformed a voice role in the WWE Studios and Sony Pictures Animation film Surf's Up 2: WaveMania, which was released in 2017.[29][30]

Bevis was featured in the WWE Network special WWE Chronicle that premiered on 26 January 2019.[31]

Personal life

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She is in a relationship with Ronnie Radke of Falling in Reverse and has appeared in the music video for their song "I'm Not a Vampire (Revamped)".[32] She also uses their song "Zombified" as her entrance theme in AEW.[33]

Films and television

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Film
Year Title Role Notes
2015 Santa's Little Helper Eleanor USA TV movie[26][27]
2016 Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon Herself Voice performance
Straight-to-DVD[28][29]
2017 Surf's Up 2: WaveMania Paige
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family Herself Documentary
2015 WWE Tough Enough Judge Season 6
Conan Herself Season 5, episode 155
2015–2019 Total Divas Main cast (seasons 3–6; 8)
Guest (season 9)
2016 Ridiculousness Season 7, episode 12
2018–2019 Total Bellas Guest (seasons 3 & 4): 3 episodes
Miz & Mrs. Episode: "Proud Papa"
2019 What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage Episode: "Havenbrook"
2019–2020 WWE Backstage Contributor
2023 AEW All Access Main cast

Championships

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  • All Elite Wrestling
  • German Stampede Wrestling
    • GSW Ladies Championship (one time)[35]
  • Herts & Essex Wrestling
    • HEW Women's Championship (two times)[36]
  • Premier Wrestling Federation
    • PWF Ladies Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Sweet Saraya)[37]
  • Pro-Wrestling: EVE
    • Pro-Wrestling: EVE Championship (one time)[38]
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • She was ranked #12 of the best 50 female singles wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2013.[39]
  • Real Deal Wrestling
    • RDW Women's Championship (one time)[40]
  • Real Quality Wrestling
    • RQW Women's Championship (one time)[41]
  • Swiss Championship Wrestling
    • SCW Ladies Championship (one time)[42]
  • World Association of Women's Wrestling
    • WAWW British Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Melodi)
    • WAWW Ladies Hardcore Championship (one time)
  • World Association of Wrestling
    • WAW British Ladies Championship (one time)[43]
  • WWE NXT
  • WWE

References

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  6. 6.0 6.1 "A NEW PAIGE IN HISTORY – Interview with Paige (Issue 106 May 2014)". Fighting Spirit Magazine. 9 February 2015. Archived from the original on 5 October 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
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  24. "Hulk Hogan, Chris Jericho, Paige and Daniel Bryan headline new season of WWE Tough Enough". WWE.com. 7 May 2015. Archived from the original on 9 May 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  25. "HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE AWARD-WINNING WWE NETWORK'S STONE COLD PODCAST LIVE! AND LIVE! WITH CHRIS JERICHO". WWE. Archived from the original on 6 August 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
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  32. "Falling In Reverse Release Revamped Version Of 'I'm Not A Vampire' With Cinematic Music Video". Music Mayhem Magazine. Retrieved October 2, 2023.
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  37. "PWF". Cagematch. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
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Other websites

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  • Paige's profile on WWE.com