Bayley and More Stars React to Paige WWE Retirement, More Details On Jake Roberts Altercation at WrestleCon
September 2, 2021
As we noted over the weekend, WWE Hall of Famer Jake Roberts was involved in a physical altercation at WrestleCon in New Orleans, as former WWE star Harry Smith reportedly threw hot coffee in Roberts’ face.
The incident stemmed from comments Roberts has made in the past regarding Smith’s father, “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith.
Dave Meltzer noted on today’s edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that Jake Roberts, along with WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall, have had recent Twitter spats with Harry Smith, with Hall and Roberts making negative comments about Davey Boy Smith.
Smith reportedly approached Scott Hall at WrestleCon and confronted him about Hall’s past comments, and Hall reportedly apologized, the two shook hands and made amends. However, when Smith went over to do the same with Jake Roberts, he was not met with cordiality, and instead Roberts said he would not apologize for his comments. This lead to Harry Smith asking Roberts to discuss the issue outside, and when Roberts refused to go with him, Harry Smith reportedly threw hot coffee on Roberts. After a brief scene, Smith left the area.
Bayley and More Stars React to Paige WWE Retirement
As seen below, the following are more social media reactions to Paige’s in-ring retirement:
#ThankYouPaige – Too many memories to share but I will always be grateful for you. pic.twitter.com/mYzRfwvLA5
— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) April 10, 2018
🖤 @realpaigewwe #4HW
A post shared by Shayna Baszler 👑♠ (@qosbaszler) on
3 years ago @mandysacs and I met @realpaigewwe as our judge on WWE Tough enough, a few months ago we debut with her on Monday night RAW as Absolution. Tonight we stood by her side for the last time as she retired due to injury.. Paige you have inspired us, taught us, and taken us under your wing. Not only were you our co worker but a friend and a sister to us 💜 Thank you Paige. #Paige
A post shared by Sonya Deville (@sonyadevillewwe) on
I met @RealPaigeWWE at an airport when she was 17 years old. I instantly felt a connection to her & knew she would be an absolute star. This is just the beginning for her. I’m really excited to see what the future holds ❤ Oh here’s a picture of her beating me up 😆 pic.twitter.com/56SK9bzZ9n