Triple H Apologises Over 'Terrible' Joke About Paige's Sex Life
Triple H has apologised after making a 'terrible' joke about retired professional wrestler Paige's sex life.
The wrestling legend and executive vice president of talent, live events and creative at the WWE - whose real name is Paul Levesque - was speaking to press about her potential return to the ring ahead of NXT UK's TakeOver: Blackpool II.
Paige, 27, from Norwich, retired due to injury in 2018, and when asked if he would like to see her and Edge get back into wrestling, he said: "I'm a fan just like everyone else. I would love to see [Edge or Paige] step into the ring and compete. More importantly than that, though, I would like to see them live long, healthy lives.
"You know, Edge has kids. Paige - maybe - she probably has some she doesn't know of."
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- A :snowflake: (@LocalWWE) January 13, 2020
Paige - whose real name is Saraya-Jade Bevis - shared the video on Twitter along with the caption: "Even my boss jokes about me.. no wonder you guys still do it too."
Other stars in the industry have also taken to social media to condemn Triple H and support Paige.
Nikki and Brie Bella tweeted: "We will never see the true change in equality if we just see them as storylines. Change in a company starts from the top. Our leaders help set the example.
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"For us women we need all the help we can get. Help with respect from our co workers and fans. We are all one. One love."
Renee Young added: "Big love to Paige. She's been to hell and back but still some people wanna make jokes. We need (and she deserves) real change."
Triple H has since apologised for the 'terrible' joke and said he had reached out to Paige.
I've reached out to @RealPaigeWWE to apologize. I made a terrible joke and I'm sorry if it offended her or anyone else.
- Triple H (@TripleH) January 15, 2020
Terrible would seem to be a very accurate assessment of the joke. Some fans think the 50-year-old was referencing sex tapes that were leaked in 2017, which caused the two-time Divas Champion to suffer a great deal of online abuse. To top it off, the joke doesn't even make any sense, because how exactly can a woman have children she doesn't know of?
Speaking to Sportskeeda, Paige confirmed that Triple H had reached out to her.
She said: "Obviously I was a little bit perplexed, a little bit taken aback, because he's someone that I truly look up to and he's always been very respectful, so I feel like he got caught up, maybe, in a joke, that I just don't think was appropriate to joke about.
"I don't know, I feel like it's something that I don't need to continually keep talking about because I feel like people have done a pretty good job of that."
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