Saraya-Jade Bevis (born seventeen August 1992)is an English skilled wrestler and actress at present signed to WWE beneath the ring identify Paige wrestler, executing on the Raw model. She is a two-time Divas Champion and was the inaugural NXT Women's Winner in WWE's developmental branch, NXT. She is the only particular person to have held the two championships concurrently, and as of September 2016, her 308-day reign as the NXT Women's Winner is the longest in the title's historical past.
In 2005, at the age of 13, Bevis created her debut in the Planet Association of Wrestling, a advertising run by her loved ones, beneath the ring identify Britani Knight. She went on to keep numerous championships on unbiased circuits inside of Europe. In 2011, she signed a deal with WWE and started out wrestling inside of its developmental techniques, at some point debuting on WWE's principal roster in April 2014. In her debut match on the principal roster, she received the Divas Championship, turning out to be the youngest champion in the title's historical past at the age of 21.
Bevis created her debut in 2005, at the age of thirteen, when her father, who was working the present, questioned her to substitute a wrestler who unsuccessful to change up. Her earliest recorded match was in April 2006 when she, making use of the ring identify Britani Knight, teamed with her mom for a decline in a triple menace tag crew match in Planet Association of Wrestling (WAW). Knight then allied with Melodi to kind a tag crew referred to as the Norfolk Dolls (based mostly on the motion picture The California Dolls) and they wrestled in several English promotions.The Norfolk Dolls received the new Planet Association of Women's Wrestling (WAWW) Tag Crew Title in June 2007 by defeating the Legion of Womb,but it turned inactive owing to no title defenses by the Norfolk Dolls.
At the age of fourteen, Knight despatched résumés to several wrestling promotions close to Europe and acquired a likelihood to wrestle in international locations like Scotland, Wales, Belgium, France, Turkey, Denmark, Norway, and Germany, as effectively as the United States, controlling to vacation by herself at fourteen. She commenced to compete for singles championships without having significantly first good results. In Scotland, Knight competed for the Planet Vast Wrestling League (W3L) Women's Title, but dropped to Sara in the event finals in September 2007. In December 2007, Knight took element in a event in which the winner would grow to be the very first WAWW British Champion, but dropped in the finals to Jetta. In 2008, Knight challenged the two Sara and Jetta for their respective titles, but unsuccessful in her title bids.