This became a huge story, in part because another wrestler, The New Day’s Xavier Woods, was featured in one of the videos.
Using the ropes for leverage is illegal, and once a luchador is on the ropes, his opponent must release any holds and he will not be able to pin him.
In fact, it appeared that the photos and videos were taken by Maddox, and so it may have been him who had his account hacked, not Paige.
There was also some discussion of whether Paige might be fired because in one of the videos, she uses the NXT Women’s Championship in a sex act.
However, the WWE did not end up taking action against Paige, nor did they respond to the leak in any way.
Shortly after the Paige leak, explicit photos and videos of other WWE personalities began to be posted online, although this time they were of former employees: Maria Kanellis, Victoria, Kaitlyn, and Melina Perez all had explicit photos posted on the Internet around the same time as Paige.
But Charlotte is hardly the first WWE employee to have private photos posted online, and she’s not even the first to have it happened this year.