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Paige Vs. Xavier Woods: Who Has The Most To Lose?

By now, everyone has either heard of or viewed the explicit photos or videos that had the internet rocked this past weekend and WWE fans and media reeling. If you haven’t heard about the recent incident involving Paige, Xavier Woods, and Brad Maddox, click here for the story.

So, clearly these photos and videos were taken years ago, said to be around the time that Xavier Woods, Paige, and Brad Maddox were in NXT. We all know that if you are in any type of entertainment industry, nudies and sexually explicit video are a big no-no. Things get leaked all the time, and despite the fact that they are young and this was during a time when they were all unknowns, there is a huge underlying need to always ‘be careful’. Having said that, I still feel bad for all parties involved. A lot of people partaking in things of this nature during a relationship and I hold no judgement against any of these three superstars. No true crime was really committed by any of the three, but a huge violation of their privacy that can affect their careers long-term by perpetrators trying to ruin lives and earn a buck did occur. And for those who did leak the photos, I do judge them.

I could care less what these three superstars do in their private lives as consenting adults. Do I feel sorry for them, despite the fact that perhaps they should have been more careful about keeping photos or videos around that could be incriminating lying around? I do feel bad for them and one cannot help but wonder what the future has in store for these three talents.

I’ll take Brad Maddox out of the equation. He’s no longer with the WWE, but it is being reported that he has erased all his social media accounts and is in hiding, so to speak.

Therefore, I will start off with Paige. She’s a young talent that was riding high on the WWE wave, until last year. Two-time Divas champion, cast member of Total Divas, was a judge on Tough Enough, had WWE Studio films under her belt: at a young age, she had a golden WWE Hall of Fame career on the horizon. Sadly, when she hooked up with Alberto Del Rio, things took a turn for the worse. Two WWE suspensions later, she is currently recovering from neck surgery, but things seemed grime (before the photo/video leak) that once she got back onto the roster, it wouldn’t be a heck of a climb back to experiencing success in the WWE after all her mishaps and hand slaps as of late. While there was a glimmer of hope that she may be back in the spotlight, thanks to The Rock’s production company producing a biopic on her family, Paige’s future did seem uncertain with the WWE. After all, one more suspension and she’d be fired for good.

Do I think the WWE is going to fire Paige with this recent leak? If they would have, I think they would’ve already done so. Besides, other than being highly unprofessional, Paige didn’t really do anything that was wrong. Still, all the opportunities she’s been given in the past might not come so easily, as they once did, if and when she returns to the main roster. I don’t think her career is ‘over’ by any stretch of the imagination; I also don’t think one mistake defines a human being or a career. But Paige does have a lot of work ahead of her. WWE is still a PG company and sadly, Paige’s PG image has been washed away with this current controversy.

Now one may argue that others in the past have experienced the same kind of situation, only to move to championship greatness. Fans can’t ignore the fact that Seth Rollins had nudes leak, only to move onto an incredible Wrestlemania 31 moment (and WWE Championship glory) two years back. However, the only difference is, his controversy, as scandalous as it was, was not as explicit as the videos and photos that have leaked out with Paige. He also did not use any WWE paraphernalia while taking the nudes; and I do feel that while Paige did not partake in the act of disrespecting the NXT Women’s title, the fact that it was part of one of the video/photos she was in, makes her just as guilty of disrespecting the NXT belt.

Now, onto Xavier. While his role in this whole scandal isn’t as significant as Paige’s – he too is still a victim and the repercussions on him might also be big ones. Of course the nudes and leaks are strategically released on the same day after Vince McMahon tweets Woods a congratulatory message on Twitter.

We are two weeks away from Wrestlemania 33, the largest WWE event of the year, and New Day are hosting the grand pay-per-view. Alas, this is not a good time to be involved in a scandal. WWE crowds are notorious for being loud, speaking their mind, and those dreaded chants (some can be good for talent, some might not be so good). What will happen to Woods? There’s speculation that he may not be on RAW for the next two episodes before WM 33, in hopes that once he does hit Orlando, the whole scandal will have died down. Woods was reportedly absent from WWE house shows this weekend, and this might be one aspect of a larger plan to keep Xavier away in hopes that people will slowly turn their attention to something else. But, will it? And what does this mean for other New Day members Kofi Kingston and Big E? The three superstars have incredible chemistry and even taking one of them out of the equation creates an awkward situation. If Xavier is not on WWE programming, what to do with the other two – and would not including them on RAW for the next two weeks be fair? And even if they are included in programming … will the two be able to keep things going without their beloved third member? Will The New Day have that same magic?

At the end of the day, while this incident will affect Woods (and potentially Kingston and Big E), he had a co-starring role in this entire scandal and hopefully once everything dies down, will be able to move on with his career. Only time will tell.

A lot of questions that are sure to be answered as the weeks and months go by. And with other nude leaks promised on the way, it seems the WWE and their talent have a lot of issues to work through in the next coming weeks and months.

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  • Zack

    I know I’ve already mentioned this on some other pages but the rumors…..were TRUE!!! A bunch of other WWE and TNA women have had their photos hacked this weekend. Kaitlyn’s were just released 12 hours ago (about a dozen of em). Summer Rae (one photo is fake), Aliie/Cherry Bomb, and Maria Kanellis (hers were wow….) were all leaked this weekend along with Paige.

  • Zack

    As of yesterday/today, you can add a couple more names to that list…..

  • this how i see it they were stolen the only thing that everybody got out of this is Paige is a beast and got the splash lol i dont see any punishment going to either…even with the moneyshot with the title…i just realized champs usually get a replica title (LMAO she better say it was replica smh damn she a freak i like her more and more now) to keep…but on the other hand Vinny Mac (i bet he probably did the same stuff with titles he won) mite take it as disrespect…so right now its a waiting game

    • Zack

      A new Paige vid and about 4 more photos surfaced along with the Kaitlyn and Summer Rae pics earlier today.

      • lol i know thats why i said she got that splash u heard it lol

      • Barooq Kidd #POP

        Link please lol

        • Zack

          Haven’t had any pop ups or trouble with my phone but given the name, that might be different for other users.

          • Bite Me You Loser

            Still waiting for A.J. Lee! ho ho ho!

        • Zack

          And if you go there, the Alexa Bliss one is confirmed fake.

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NewNation ????

            Kaitlyn looks GOOT

          • Zack

            RIGHT? She might actually be my favorite here. Although Maria isn’t bad at all ?

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NewNation ????

            Her cakes are attractive.

          • FacePuncher

            Man, I thought it was obvious the Alexa one was fake considering the girl in the pic has real boobs and Alexas are fake

  • Si Nicholls

    Woods has more to lose currently as he’s on TV portraying a role model for kids, at least Paige is out injured for a few more months, so the impact will be limited on her return.

    Interestingly enough over here in the UK, this has had no impact at all, as its “only a sex tape and no big deal”. By looking at some comment from the USA, you would of thought Paige and Wood either shot or killed someone, a total over reaction to just a bit of human flesh

    • Fat Owens Fat

      The reaction is usually for the cumshot onto the NXT women’s title. Its the biggest thing since Madusa dumped the WWF women’s title in WCW’s trash bin.

  • ‘Drowen Hart #NewNation ????

    I heard that New Day will be taken off television until Wrestlemania, so people might perceive it as punishment for Xavier which is kind of dumb if they view it that way. He might get punished at home lol since he’s about to get married (I think) and has a child on the way.

    As for Paige, it seems like every time there’s news about her it’s all for bad reasons. It wasn’t her fault she got hacked but still her image and reputation has taken a hit this past year. I don’t see them bringing her back on television unless they let her off the hook.

  • Barooq Kidd #POP

    X has more to lose but he will bounce back

  • Lord Stevie REGAL #blublood

    woods has more to lose obviously. And he should be kept off TV longer than until WM. He should be kept off mania and the RAW after

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  • Bite Me You Loser

    From Paige’s mom, the original post was deleted but Santa found the rest:

    my last say on the scandal surrounding my daughter I have just spoken to her over facebook and I am worried for her mental health or worse ffs world get a grip she has not killed anyone robbed anyone she was having sex in a private situation between consulting adults and then has been betrayed by some low lifes as her dad I urge people to back off as I say I am very worried for her it will be no good backing her when its too late like many other celebrities who have left us.

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