Smackdown general manager Paige. (WWE Photo)

WWE Smackdown general manager Paige made her pro wrestling debut at the age of 13.

Appearing as Britani Knight, she filled in for a female wrestler who had failed to show on a card promoted by her dad.

By age 14, Paige, whose real name is Saraya-Jade Bevis, had already wrestled in nine different countries.

The pay wasn’t great, she says, but it didn’t matter because she was following her dream.

“At 13 I knew where I wanted to be. I wanted to be in WWE,” she says. “But I needed experience. I needed to learn different styles."