WWE Posts Article & Interview on Paige Becoming First Ever NXT Women’s Champion

Mike Killam

WWE.com has a lengthy article up on 20-year-old Saraya-Jade Bevis, who wrestles as Paige (aka Britani Knight) in WWE's developmental territory, becoming the first ever NXT Women's Champion. Paige has been wrestling for WWE since late 2011, when she started in the now defunct FCW promotion. She defeated Emma in the final round of a tournament, with the last episode airing July 25th, to become the women's champion. 

"To be the first NXT Women's Champion is such an honor. It’s so overwhelming that it hasn’t fully sunk in yet. Emma gave me a heck of a match and I have so much respect for her. We made history. I still can't believe I can say that I've made history in WWE. I cried and cried when I won it and the support from everyone has been crazy. I’m getting goose bumps and teary-eyed just talking about it."

WWE Superstar and COO Triple H hit the ring after Paige's NXT title match to award her the belt, and raise her hand in victory, as most of the NXT Diva's applauded. The match is available now on Hulu Plus. 

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