Trivia / Beth Phoenix

  • One of Us
    • Loves video games and horror films (no, really), and more often than not mentions comic books and some very geeky jokes on her personal Twitter. Not that it makes her any less badass.
    • Recent Twitter updates have shown she's also a huge Simpsons fan.
  • Promoted Fangirl: Won a coloring contest to earn two tickets to a WWE event and earned a tryout match at OVW after showing Molly Holly a tape at a Fan Axxess event.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot:
    • She was another opponent for La Felina to beat in Apocalypse, but WWE was interested in an Asian woman at the time, so Felina took that opportunity and left Phoenix a clear path to AWF's women's title.
    • Beth broke her jaw in a match against Victoria, resulting in her going back down to developmental and her planned storyline with Mickie James being scrapped.
    • She was always billed from Buffalo where she went to college, rather than her actual hometown of Elmira. The main reason? WWE taped shows in Buffalo but not Elmira.
  • Reality Subtext: In most of Beth's tirades against Kelly Kelly during her heel run, Beth will make at least one reference to Kelly being a Barbie doll Diva. Kelly Kelly's real name is Barbara Jean Blank. She often goes by 'Barbie.'
  • Romance on the Set: She was previously married to her coach Joey Knight but they divorced. She dated CM Punk for a while, before eventually marrying Edge. They now have two girls. She has however affirmed that she and Edge didn't date while they were in WWE.
  • What Could Have Been...
    • Gail Kim confirmed in her shoot interview that a planned program was for Kharma to feud with Beth, before the former got pregnant.
    • When the WWE Network was first announced, a Divas reality show focusing on Beth, Kelly Kelly, Eve, Alicia Fox and Natalya was pitched. Fans even voted on what the name would be. When plans for the network fell through, the idea was dropped. It would later be retooled into Total Divas - by which point Beth had already left the company.
    • Beth was among many former Divas rumoured to have been offered a deal to return to WWE in 2013 along with Kelly Kelly, Maryse and the Bella Twins. The Bellas came back and Maryse eventually did too, Total Divas confirming that they at least were offered deals at the same time.
    • Nowadays, with a Women's division several degrees stronger across the board (and that may be an understatement), a common refrain heard by fans of hers is, "if only Beth had been able to stick around for a few more years..." And those people are right; given her wrestling acumen and ability to work Face or Heel effectively, the possibilities would have been endless. Beth vs. Sasha. Beth vs. Charlotte. Beth vs. Becky Lynch. Beth vs. Alexa Bliss. People are still hoping that she, like Trish Stratus, steps back into the ring once or twice more for a one-off against one of the new wave of WWE women.
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