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.As usual, you can find the basics at The Other Wiki.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Her Red Barons, "The Enchanting/Mysterious Raven-Haired Lady" and "Miss Hell in Boots", are based off these two tropes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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."