Since WWE Backstage has premiered on FS1, Paige has been a constant panelist. On this week’s show, she commented on the day she made her main roster debut on RAW. Her debut happened on the night after WrestleMania XXX in 2014.
Paige, who was the current NXT Women’s Champion, made her way to the ring to provide a genuine congratulations to Lee. Lee wasn’t having it and didn’t like being interrupted.
After Lee delivered a slap to Paige she challenged her to an impromptu Divas Championship match. Paige would win the title in her short debut by countering out of the Black Widow submission and delivering her Paige Turner finisher.
On WWE Backstage, Paige explained that she didn’t know she was going to be winning the title until the doors for the show were opening. She states they wanted to keep it a secret.
She comments on how calm Lee was about what was going to take place. Paige makes her entrance, cuts her promo, and wins the title and it worked that simply. This ended Lee’s 295-day longest reign in the title’s history which stayed on record until Nikki Bella surpassed it with 301-days.
Paige would continue her feud with Lee for months throughout 2014 while passing the title back and forth for her second reign and Lee’s third.
Where does this moment rank for you in best debuts on the main roster for the women’s roster? Were you a fan of the Paige and Aj Lee feud? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.