Elizabeth Kocanski Carolan, also known as Beth Phoenix, is a female professional wrestler who worked for WWE, and surely the most unique among them. Unlike other Divas, that were models or dancers before going into the ring, Beth trained hard to be a wrestler since the beginning, going as far as being the first woman varsity wrestler in her high school. With her amateur wrestling skill and physical strength, she quickly developed in one of the best female wrestlers in business, and it's earned her the Women's Championship three times and the Divas championship once in WWE so far. On the October 29th edition of Raw, she was fired by Vickie Guerrero, ending her 6-year tenure with the company.Like usual, That Other Wiki has a complete rundown on her career.
Anti-Climax: A new face on Smackdown waiting for Beth Phoenix's entrance has her history and training run down by Matt Striker, noting among other things the interesting fact she actually beat Beth back in High school and hypes up the reunion of old rivals. Beth wins in a total Squash.
Played with a little, as it was very likely solely Matt Striker's commentary that made the match an Anti-Climax. He was quite infamous for making up backstories for jobbers to drum up interest in matches.
Beth being accused of attacking Kaitlyn is abruptly dropped when Eve defeats her on Raw and she disappears from that storyline.
Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: Beauty of the Amazonian kind (she was also Prom Queen in high school). Brains - has a bachelor's degree in criminal science. Brawn - was a champion collegiate wrestler in additon to her 3 Women's titles and 1 Divas' title.
This was also how she won the Battle Royal for her 2011 title shot, eliminating both of the Bella Twins at the same time.
Chickification: Many WWE fans were displeased when Beth eliminated The Great Khali from the 2010 Royal Rumble Match. No, they weren't upset with the fact that she was able to do it; it was the way she did it that was annoying. She leaned back against the ropes and grabbed Khali's face, passionately embracing and kissing him, and then leaned backward a little more so that Khali fell over her and out of the ring. Some Smarks commented that the ploy never even would have worked if Khali weren't such a clumsy oaf.
Finishing Move: A waffle face she calls the Glam Slam, followed by either a Duvall diva stretchesq submission or a float over into a pin.
Game Breaking Injury: In kayfabe, she torqued her ankle during a match with Nikki Bella and as such lost the Divas Championship to the latter via a roll-up after dominating the division for the better part of a year.
Glamazonian Beauty: That's her bread-and-butter right there. She's muscular but that can add to the appeal, and if not... it most likely doesn't detract from it. (In fact, her nickname is one of the alternative titles for the trope in question.)
She's dubbed it "Pinup Strong" and has a running Twitter gag of finding fun examples.
The Giant: Averted. Her pure strength could easily put her in this position among the WWE Divas. But she backs it up with technical skill. She also gets knocked around a surprising bit, though she did the whole immovability thing with Maria, Ashley, Layla and Candice for a while.
Hidden Depths: Kayfabe example when she and Natalya found each other on opposing teams on Superstars, Beth (who was the heel) didn't want to hit her. Nattie had other ideas...
Hypocrite: She and Natalya (as the heel Divas of Doom) claim that they strive to prove that women can be real wrestlers, but they can't seem to win without cheating and are total Sore Losers when they lose.
She is incredibly offended when Kaitlyn suspects her of attacking her at Night of Champions. Considering Beth's track record, she was indeed a likely suspect.
It's All About Me: Starting to show signs of this recently. Several tag-team Divas matches she's participated in as of late have had her tagging herself in rather forcefully to hit her Glam Slam and take the victory for herself. Then, to top it all off, she doesn't interact with her teammate(s) much at all, leaving them in the ring wondering what the hell the problem was.
Lady of War: In contrast with Natalya, who's a fellow powerhouse but more of a brute, Beth is a little more elegant with her offence.
Loony Fan/Psycho Supporter: Had one in Rosa Mendes. Had. With Beth's complete lack of hesitation in beating her despite Rosa not doing anything at all to hinder Beth even in battle royals its a wonder she did not break away sooner.
Mentor Ship: Her first husband was her wrestling coach, Joey Knight.
Romance on the Set: She is divorced from Knight, and was in a steady relationship with CM Punk. Her curent boyfriend is Edge, which, given his track record, can not be considered a good idea.
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.
Progressively Prettier: From a borderline Brawn Hilda on her first appearance in 2006, she's now become just as beautiful as any other woman on the WWE roster. They don't call her "The Glamazon" for nothing.
Promoted Fan Girl: Won a colouring 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.
Wardrobe Malfunction: On the 10-21-11 episode of Smackdown, after a bit of trash talking with Eve Torres, she begins to provoke her. Eve gives Beth a good hard shove, sending her head over heels to the mat. Beth, in a very billowy dress, accidentally flashes her underpants to half of Mexico City, and she came perilously close to flashing the other half with her... other assets.
Beth often wears a kilt-like flared skirt as part of her "warrior" persona, and it whooshes up quite a bit when she is jumping or executing moves, so seeing her undies is pretty much business as usual these days.
During a match with Victoria in OVW, her top came partially undone in the back, and a good chunk of the match ended up being the ref trying to tie her clothes back together.
What Could Have Been: Well... not yet anyway, but one could only imagine that AJ Lee and Beth Phoenix would get along really well.
Beth was supposed to go against Kharma for the latter's first feud, but Kharma's pregnancy put that on hold.
And then Kharma was quietly released.
When Beth first debuted she was an old girlfriend of Mickie James, but she broke her jaw a few weeks into that storyline, and the reason for her wanting to get back at her was never revealed as she was put on the sidelines to heal.
Wild Card: When she was first moved to Smack Down and put in a 3-way feud with Michelle McCool and Mickie James. After her recent Face Heel Turn she still remains this due to having a sympathetic point of view. Interestingly enough her partner Natalya is more of a full blown heel.