Paige is the subject of Michael Cole‘s latest sit down interview for WWE.com, covering topics from the origins of the Diva Revolution and the breakup of Team PCB to the identity of Natalya‘s attacker.
When Cole asks her what happened to the Paige who was “respectful and wide-eyed”, she says she’s exactly the same person. She accuses him of listening to the internet instead of talking to her directly.
Cole talks about her betrayal of Charlotte and Becky Lynch, calling her behavior leading up to it a “charade”. Paige says Becky and Charlotte needed to be taken down “a peg or two” and listen to her, a veteran. She accuses them of showing her no respect, despite the fact that she’s the youngest Divas Champion of all time and has talk shows “blowing up her phone”. She says she’s broken the mold.
When Cole tries to defend Charlotte and insist that she has respect for Paige, Paige says Cole only has an outsider’s perspective of the Divas division. She, however, had to live with that team every day. She says Charlotte is cocky, arrogant and full of ego, and she’s just trying to teach her how to be humble and hungry.
As for who started the Diva Revolution, Cole says he is one of the people skeptical of the credit Paige has given herself. He says he sees Natalya and Nikki Bella as integral figures in the Revolution. Paige counters that by reminding him that she’s the one who ended AJ Lee‘s record-length reign, not Nikki.
When Paige questions where Natalya even is, Cole tells her that she’ll be on SmackDown, where she’ll face Paige one-on-one. Paige doesn’t seem worried about this, speculating that Natalya’s “time off” has left her a little rusty.
For his final question, Cole asks Paige point blank if she is the person who attacked Natalya. She denies it adamantly, saying that she has bigger and better things to worry about than Natalya.
Watch the full interview below: