WATCH: Edge, Charlotte Flair, Natalya, and Others Talk about the Inspiring Story of Beth Phoenix

Published 03/24/2021, 10:30 PM EDT


When the WWE Universe recalls the infamous Divas era, Beth Phoenix always finds herself in the spotlight. She has shown the WWE Universe that anything is possible as long as one sets their mind to it.

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The company recently released a teaser of WWE Icons featuring Beth Phoenix and in the video, Edge spoke about how much Phoenix wanted to be a wrestler since she was a kid.

Furthermore, her mother and Phoenix gave an insight into what influenced her to wrestle and how she finally signed up for a career in pro-wrestling.

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Finally, Charlotte Flair and Natalya revealed their personal opinions about Phoenix and how much she has contributed to Women’s wrestling.

Beth Phoenix made her WWE debut in 2006 when she was involved in a storyline with Trish Stratus and Mickie James on Monday Night Raw. However, she suffered a mandible injury and had to take a break from the ring.

She returned to the ring in 2007 and became a full-time wrestler with WWE in 2010. During her time inside the ring, she secured the Women’s Championship three times and the Divas Championship once.

Currently, Phoenix is working for WWE under the NXT Brand as a colour commentator. WWE inducted her into the Hall of Fame in 2017.

Beth Phoenix revealed the difficulties of being a commentator during the pandemic

During an interview, Phoenix revealed the way WWE made it easier for her to continue her commentary from home while the global lockdown because of COVID-19 was underway.

“That being said, it was challenging for me, but not nearly as challenging as it was for those at the desk who were trying to navigate. You know the wifi bar on your phone? How that can impose anxiety? Imagine that during a live TakeOver… So it took a whole team of people to make that happen.”

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“First of all, it took a team of people. From the tech side, production, the other broadcasters. Not to mention everybody bending over backwards to keep myself and my family safe. My mom has some extreme heart issues.

“So me being able to work remotely truly kept my family safe, and Adam had just gotten hurt, so he was rehabbing. It was just a really difficult time, as it was for everybody, for my family over the summer and into the fall. So for WWE to give me the opportunity to work remotely, I am so grateful for that.”

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She returned to commenting for the NXT Brand from ringside on January 21st.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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