Paige Opens Up About Her Battle With Addiction, Reveals What Factors Contributed To Her Getting & Staying Sober


As noted, former WWE Divas Champion and the first-ever NXT Women's Champion Paige recently joined former WWE broadcast team member Renee Paquette (aka Renee Young) as a guest on her new podcast, Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette.

During her in-depth interview on the official podcast hosted by Paquette, former longtime WWE Superstar Paige spoke about what jumpstarted her getting sober, how her boyfriend played a big role in her staying sober and more.

Featured below are some of the additional highlights from the new Paige interview on the Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette podcast, where she talks about this particular topic in great detail.

On WWE giving her a second chance, as well as her loyal fanbase propelling her to get clean being what jumpstarted her to break her drug and alcohol habit: “So, the drugs thing kind of happened when I started coming back…when I got the call to come back to WWE because that lifted my spirits a lot. I was like, I don’t want to f–k up anymore. Then, seeing this little girl randomly at a grocery store, too. I looked like doo-doo, right? She looked at me like I was this superhero, like Wonder Woman or something. Obviously, she doesn’t read social media and doesn’t see, like, me in the dirt sheets or in the headlines or whatever. She was so happy to see me, and she was like, ‘I want to be like you one day.’ I was like, ‘Oh, my God!’ It really is an awakening moment. There are so many boys and girls out there looking up to us as role models. I’m not saying I’m the perfect role model – I’m not – but I feel like people look up to me because I’ve messed up so many times and fought back afterward. Now, I’m on a good and positive journey.”

On crediting her boyfriend, Escape the Fate’s lead vocalist Ronnie Radke, for keeping her on track throughout her sobriety: "I get chills thinking about it. It feels good to be happy and not have anyone mess with you. I have a wonderful boyfriend who encourages me…He is the reason why I stopped vaping. He was like, ‘You look stupid vaping,’ and I was like, ‘You’re right.’ Me and him have stopped drinking together. You really need a good support system like that."

Check out the complete episode of the Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette podcast featuring the new in-depth interview with Paige by visiting Apple.com. H/T to Wrestling Inc for transcribing the above quotes.

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