A few years ago, Saraya (then known as Paige) suffered a cyber-hacking that resulted in her private photos and videos being made public, with tragic results. WWE Hall of Famer Booker T’s response at the time is still relevant today.
While Saraya has indeed been able to move on and learn from the traumatic experience, one can still say that the stigma surrounding the incident still haunts her. Booker T also predicted this at the time of the leak. Here’s what he had to say on the “Intense Conversations” podcast.
“Stuff like this will haunt Page forever. At the moment, I don’t know if the photos are verified or something like that. I know she made a post on Twitter saying she’s sorry,” etc. But the problem is, first of all, these young people have to think about what they are going to do.
Today, Saraya joins AEW and faces a big match in the upcoming All-In Pay-Per-View event where she will fight for the advanced Women’s World Championship.
Booker T reacted cautiously to Saraya’s sexually explicit leak, followed by a stern warning to young people in the industry. The message is simple: think before you do.
“What’s even weirder to me is the thought process of young people these days, who are able to stand up like that and have something like that happen. It can completely change the whole face of a person’s life. Simple.” Think about it. Now think about it, do you want a job as a teacher or something else, if you are looking for a job with kids right now, the first thing you want to do is go to your social media. “
Even these views are still true, even though they were first expressed years ago.