Once she was one of the biggest stars in the professional wrestling business, but by 2017, she had become depressed and had almost committed suicide.
He locked himself away from the public and his family. She got sick and was treated for anorexia. His hair began to fall.
But a chance meeting with a young fan at a grocery store changed everything for Paige. Now the former fighter is back on the top with a biographical biography that tells his unlikely story.
"Fighting With My Family," on Friday, reveals how Saraya-Jade Bevis, a young outcast from Norwich, England, was pulled from a D-list wrestling company run by his former father and became a superstar in the World Wrestling Entertainment.
"You forget what you've been through in your life, so seeing it again was very surreal," says Paige, 26, to The Post.
It is one of those stories that is so extravagant, that it could only be true. (Produced by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who also has a small role, the film is written and directed with British ingenuity by Stephen Merchant, co-creator of the British original "The Office").
Paige (played by Florence Pugh in the film) knew that her childhood was a little different.
His father (played by Nick Frost) and his mother (Lena Headey) led the World Wrestling Association of England, which organized matches in modest locations.
When Paige was 13 years old, one of her father's wrestlers did not show up for a fight, so she was chosen to complete.
"Before that, I really did not want to fight, I was terrified," says Paige.
However, entering the ring caused the "greatest feeling of euphoric adrenaline."
"Even though there were, what, like 10 people in the crowd, made me feel good," she says. "You could be who you want."
Finally he was offered the opportunity to try for WWE. Paige thought it was better to completely review her appearance for the audition.
She was pale with piercings and jet black hair. She dressed in black. But for the WWE, she got tanned, dyed her hair blonde and wore a colorful outfit.
The coaches saw through their falsehood and refused to offer him a contract.
A few months later, they gave her another audition, and this time, especially on the advice of her brother, also a fighter, she decided to be herself.
The change paid off and they offered him a place.
"It took me a while to realize that being me was my superpower," says Paige.
By her name in the ring, she chose Paige as a tribute to Rose McGowan's character from the 2000 series "Charmed." He made his debut in 2014 in an episode of "WWE Raw", and won his first championship in a championship belt.
But his success caused some friction with his brother (played by Jack Lowden), who had not been able to get to the WWE.
Now he runs a wrestling academy in England, where he even trained a blind fighter, and he's happy.
"Success is not measured by how many cameras you are in front of," says Paige. "It's a success story to be at home with a family and have a job where you're helping people, they should not measure how successful you are."
Of course, fame also has its disadvantages. In 2016, the wrestling diva was suspended twice for violating WWE's welfare policy, including the "positive for an illegal substance" test according to WWE. Then, in 2017, hackers illegally published sex tapes of her online.
"Being publicly humiliated in that way was terrible, and I do not want that for anyone," he says.
The leak, along with an injury in the fight, made her fall into a depression.
"I did not go to work, I did not do anything, I felt so down on the rock," she says.
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Then, one day, she was at a local grocery store in Texas, where she was living at the time, and a young fan approached her and was about 7 years old.
"Of course, she did not have internet and thought I was the most beautiful and successful woman in the world," says Paige. "He opened my eyes to so many things. I was like, I'm going to let the videos get in the way of things & # 39; "
"I thought, what am I doing? I need to succeed for her." My whole trip was supposed to be about inspiring people, she says.
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