Paige spoke to Channel Guide Magazine about her recent “Pipebomb” promo where she ran down the Divas Revolution and revealed that she was actually given a fair amount of freedom with what she was allowed to say.
“I felt like the whole ‘Divas Revolution’ thing started to get stale,” she said. “I thought it definitely needed a kick in the ass a little bit. Vince [McMahon] and our writers were so cool with the promo. They definitely gave me the freedom to say what I wanted. I kept it as tame as possible. I wanted to go a little bit harder, but I thought, ‘Nah, I’ll save it.’
“It was definitely an adrenaline rush. I wanted to be the bad guy and am happy to be the bad guy. I don’t mind being hated. But the crowd was so receptive to it and great. They were cheering most of it. I was like, ‘No, that’s not the way it was supposed to be.’ It was great. I was very nervous before doing it. I just wanted to get out there and kick some butt and light a fire under the ‘Divas Revolution’ again.”
“I feel like that a ‘Pipe Bomb,’ or ‘Paige Bomb’ as I call it, is what was needed. Now a team has split up and everyone is going for everyone, which is great. I’m looking forward to seeing where everyone else goes.”
She also explained why she felt it was time to speak her mind – and what went wrong with the Divas Revolution.
“It was cool the first couple of nights with the NXT girls coming up,” she said. “It was something new and fresh. Then we kind of went back to this stale state of having tag matches. We weren’t telling a story. Where was this going? With the whole Charlotte and Nikki [Bella] story, it was similar to me and Nikki. People were complaining about that.”
* Watch It Here: Paige’s PIPE BOMB Promo (Video)