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Wrestling: Paige
Saraya-Jade Bevis (born 17 August 1992) is an English professional wrestler. She is signed to WWE, where she performs on the main roster, and in its developmental territory NXT, under the ring name Paige. She was known previously as Britani Knight. She has also competed for SHIMMER and for various European promotions. Paige briefly held the WWE Divas Championship and held the NXT Women's championship, marking the first time that an individual held titles in both leagues simultaneously.

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"Enchanting Raven-Troped Index":

  • Abusive Parents: "Sweet" Saraya in SHIMMER and Shine was not a kind mother to her, to say the least. She had very high standards for Britani; when Britani didn't meet them, heads rolled. Or, to be more exact, daughters were hit and flat-out disowned.
  • The Ace: In real life. She's a wrestling prodigy.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Alicia Fox told her before a match that none of the other Divas like her at all, and then told her that she should just leave. Whether it's true or not is yet to be seen, but Paige definitely hasn't been out to make friends during her time on the main roster.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Moreso as a face.
  • Arch-Enemy: Summer Rae. The roots for this started back during her brief "mysterious stalker" angle with Seth Rollins in FCW when Paige attacked Summer for trying to interfere on Brad Maddox's behalf against Rollins, but really kicked off in NXT when Summer, then a ring announcer, took offense to Paige bumping into her and retaliated violently.
    • AJ.
  • Artistic License - Geography: While Britani Knight was beating on Angela Fong she ranted about the USA being pathetic, seemingly oblivious to the fact Angela is Canadian and in kayfabe was billed from Hong Kong China.
  • Awesome, yet Impractical: Her submission finisher, the Paige Tap Out/Scorpion Cross Lock. It looks awesome and when she locks it in, her opponent is going to have a hard time getting out of it. It edges into impracticality because it's a difficult move to lock in, leaving Paige open to attack whilst she tries to set the move up.
  • Badass: Ladies, please. For your own sakes, don't piss Paige off and don't stand in her way. You will spend your entire stay at a hospital regretting it.
  • Badass Boast: Her theme song is one long one.
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Batman Gambit: JBL suggested that Paige never went onto WWE to congratulate AJ, she went there to goad AJ into a match so she could take her title. Whether this is anywhere close to the truth or not is unknown.
    • And regardless whether the gambit was intentional or not, ends up having it turned on her by a returning AJ on the 6/30/14 Raw and losing the belt back to her.
  • Battle Cry: Usually lets one out as she enters the ring, and often during matches as well.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't try to touch or steal her championship belt.
    • Also, don't slap her.
  • Big Damn Heroes: After Summer Rae, Charlotte and Sasha Banks started beating the crap out of Bayley, Paige and Emma stormed the ring and chased them off.
  • Boring, but Practical: The Paige-Turner, a swinging leg hook fireman's carry slam. It's essentially Paige grabbing an opponent's leg and swinging it out from under them, dropping them on their head.
  • But Not Too White: Defied, to the point that Sheamus looks tan in comparison. Lampshaded by commentary on 4/14/14 RAW when they note that she and Sheamus probably go to the same tanning salon, and later joke that they should become a pasty-skinned couple.
  • Characterisation Marches On: Was originally a badass hacker a la Lisbeth Salander who was stalking Seth Rollins, but she then switched to the "Anti-Diva Army" with Sofia Cortez, and both angles were dropped.
    • As a parenthetical note, the hacker gimmick was given to Solomon Crowe note . It's pretty awesome, which does make you wonder...
  • Cute Bruiser
  • Dark Action Girl: Holy hell. She's not much softer as a face, either, making for one tough-as-nails Action Girl.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite a look that wouldn't have been too out of place as part of the Ascension (or the Attitude Era's Ministry of Darkness, for that matter), Paige has stayed a Face her entire time in NXT.
    • Dark Is Evil: In FCW before NXT and Popularity Power kicked in. Despite this, the closest she got to being a member of Ascension was hanging out with Raquel Diaz after the latter had just quietly left them and Rick Victor over a year before he would join.
  • Determinator
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Videos from live events when she first signed with the company show her with a tan, performing as "Saraya" and playing the clownish heel she normally played in SHIMMER as opposed to her Badass persona now.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Plays this trope to a T.
  • Evil Brit: Subverted in her NXT face run. She's still just as violent, dark and out to destroy "Barbies" on her way to the top as she was in FCW, she just has a charming smile for the fans now and mostly targets heels.
  • Face Heel Revolving Door: Will often play the heel if she's in a face vs face match.
  • Five Moves of Doom: An odd collection but still present. Hair-pull slams, a series of knees to an opponent positioned over the middle rope, Fisherman's Suplex, kick to the gut, Paige-Turner.
  • Genius Bruiser / Stalker With/Without a Crush: Was initially portrayed in FCW as a mysterious character with an unexplained interest in Seth Rollins, who apparently was to be revealed as some sort of hacker. She could be seen helping him and standing up for him several times before this angle was dropped in a matter of weeks.
    • If John Bradshaw Layfield's accusation of her intentionally goading AJ into underestimating her and giving her a free title match proves to hold true, the Genius Bruiser part definitely sticks.
  • Girl Next Door: Britani Knight as a face.
  • Graceful Loser: After she lost to Naomi on 6/17/2014's Main Event, Paige swallowed any hurt pride and went to congratulate Naomi by shaking her hand. Too bad Cameron interrupted. (Too bad for Cameron, that is.)
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Yeah, she's got more than a few anger issues.
  • Hell Is That Noise: When she's got someone caught up in the Ram-Paige (a Package DDT), especially during NXT, she'll… scream. And it is not a pleasant sound.
  • Hello, Nurse!: In the documentary about her family, her mother says that putting her daughter's face on merchandise always sells and that people always flock to see her. She's also described as being signed by WWE instantly and a huge number of fans find her attractive.
  • Honor Before Reason / Idiot Ball: When a returning AJ Lee comes out to admit that Paige "slapped her back to reality" by taking the Divas Title from AJ and tries to congratulate her, Paige wastes no time in pointing out that this is the same "tactic" she used to goad AJ into a title match months earlier... and she still ends up being goaded into a title match herself and losing the title back to AJ by giving into the fans' desire for a championship rematch.
  • I Have No Son: As Britani Knight, she was disowned by her mother for losing a match. Britani then turned around and disowned her mother.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: In the names of her Finishing Moves: She uses a swinging leg hook fireman's carry slam called the "Paige-Turner," and a Cloverleaf leglock variation called the "Ram-Paige."
    • She named the modified Scorpion Crosslock the 'Paige Tap Out', or PTO. PTO also stands for 'Please Turn Over', continuing the page theme.
  • Lonely at the Top: Since becoming Divas' Champion, she hasn't got many people in her corner.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Saraya and Britani Knight were tag-team partners as the heel team of the Knight Dynasty. However, their repeated losses - especially Britani's - frustrated Saraya, who blamed Britani for each loss... even when Britani lost because her mother refused to help her. Britani had had enough when, after she lost to Jessie McKay, Sweet Saraya disowned her as her daughter and slapped her. Britani in turn disowned Saraya as her mother and hit her back, prompting an impromptu brawl that required other wrestlers to step in to drag them apart. It's hard to classify it as a "betrayal" considering what happened, but her mother's mistreatment was certainly the catalyst of Britani's face turn and she did turn against her.
  • Mommy Issues: Britani's feud with her mother, Sweet Saraya, at the end of Britani's SHIMMER run, has this trope inherently built into it. Few other daughters can say that they had a no-DQ match with their moms.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Mysterious Past: She invoked this trope in her first promo: "So many things the NXT Universe wants to know about Paige... but the less you know about me, the better."
  • No Sell: A variation. She has a tendency to only sell her face, despite being hit somewhere else.
  • Odd Friendship: With Emma, off and on.
  • Perky Goth: Well… somewhat, anyway, as a face.
  • The Quiet One: Aside from her initial debut when she came out to congratulate AJ Lee, Paige really hasn't done any talking on the main roster. She was eventually put on commentary for a Naomi v. Alicia Fox match on the 6/23/2014 episode of RAW, but even then, she didn't say much, even with Cameron - who was also on commentary - constantly trying to goad her. Then again, Cameron was talking so much that Paige might have just given up on giving actual commentary on the match as a lost cause, in favor of watching the match and ignoring Cameron as much as she could get away with.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair was initially just above her elbows when NXT started up. It has since grown out to below her waist.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her current outfit in-ring, a purple top with matching shorts. The purple matches Paige's dark, mysterious, and badass persona, and suits her Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette appearance.
  • Reality Ensues: So The Ace, a vicious, antisocial prodigy with a knack for beating down anyone she judges to be an acceptable target, debuts on WWE as the first female NXT champion and ends up taking on AJ Lee. She wins, and accomplishes four things at once: first, she becomes the first Diva to be both NXT Women's and WWE Divas champion; second, she becomes the youngest ever Divas champion; third, she prevents AJ from reaching the 300-day milestone; and fourth, she's the one to finally vanquish the widely-despised AJ. (Also add to this that night before, at WrestleMania XXX, they all had a shot at AJ's title in the form of the "Vickie Guerrero Invitational", and failed yet again.) As the champion, she brutally beats down everyone who goes up against her, and doesn't even attempt to make friends. So how do the Divas react to this triumphant young upstart who walked in out of nowhere, did everything they couldn't and hasn't even tried to fit in? They loathe her.
    • The only real exceptions here are Naomi, who develops a mutual grudging respect with Paige, as the two match up rather well competitively speaking; and Emma, with Paige pointing to her as one of her friends in a WWE App promo.
  • Real Song Theme Tune: Used Linkin Park's "Faint" in SHIMMER.
  • Rogues Gallery:
    • Summer Rae, starting when she accidentally bumped into Summer (who was the ring announcer), and Summer attacked her for it. (In real life, they're best friends.)
    • Tamina Snuka, following Paige's taking the title off AJ Lee, but their feud ended after Paige beat her at 2014's Extreme Rules.
    • Alicia Fox was built up as Paige's new rival, but their feud ended after Paige beat her at Payback.
    • Cameron has been pushing her luck with Paige...
  • Screaming Warrior: Often lets out a Battle Cry before and during matches.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: She wisely fled the ring after Kane interrupted her match with Brie Bella and tried to abduct Brie.
  • Tag Team:
    • (in Europe): The Norfolk Dolls, with Melodi.
    • (in SHIMMER): The Knight Dynasty, with her mother, 'Sweet' Saraya Knight.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After winning the Divas' Championship. Unfortunately, though understandably, some think that this has led to Badass Decay—especially combined with the more formulaic nature of her matches on the main roster.
  • Underestimating Badassery:
    • AJ Lee took her too lightly.
    • It seems to be a common theme with the Divas, as they repeatedly write Paige off as some rookie who got a fluke win.
      • Cameron, in particular. She repeatedly calls Paige a rookie, despite Paige having a damn sight more experience than her - which is canon too, with Michael Cole & JBL outright referring to Paige's real-life background as a part of a Wrestling Family; and insists Paige's victories over herself are flukes, altough Paige asserts that more once isn't a fluke.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Faced her FCW teammate Sofia Cortez on her first NXT match.
  • Wild Card: Is really only a face because the fans cheer for her. She's not exactly bosom buddies with the other face Divas.
  • Womanly Tears: As Miz before her, when she won her first big title, she pretty much broke character and burst into tears. Addressed in her backstage interview after winning, saying "Usually, Paige is very angry and stuff, but this is the most overwhelming experience of my life."
  • Wrestling Family: Her entire family wrestle as the Knights. Speaking of which…
    • You Look Familiar: Britani Knight's dark side is well established now!
    • Fun Fact: Her mother apparently had no idea she was pregnant and wrestled up to her sixth month. Paige pretty much wrestled her first match before she was even born.
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