Beth Phoenix

Aug 30, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: Elizabeth Carolan
Height: 5’6″
Weight: 145 lbs.
Date of birth: November 24, 1980
Hometown: Elmira, NY
Pro debut: 1999
Trained by: All Knighters
Finishing move: Glam Slam
Audio: Beth Phoenix interviewed on the Gerweck Report hotline


– Phoenix defeated Joey Knight and Kevin Grace in Johnstown, PA on November 16, 2003 to capture the FNW (Far North Wrestling) Cruiserweight title.
– In May 2004, Phoenix started training with Ohio Valley Wrestling.
– WWE signed Phoenix to a developmental deal in October 2005.
– Phoenix made her WWE television debut on the May 8, 2006 edition of “Raw,” and attacked Mickie James.
– Phoenix defeated Serena on October 4, 2006 in Louisville, KY to capture the OVW Women’s title.
– At Summerslam ’07, Phoenix won a diva battle royal to earn a WWE Women’s title shot.
– At No Mercy ’07 in Chicago, IL, Phoenix defeated Candice Michelle to capture the WWE Women’s title.
– Phoenix defeated Mickie James to retain the WWE Women’s Championship at the 2007 Armageddon PPV.
– At Wrestlemania XXIV, Phoenix and Melina defeated Maria and Ashley in a “bunny mania lumberjack” match.
– At Backlash ’08, Beth Phoenix, Melina, Jillian, Layla, Victoria and Natalya defeated Mickie James, Maria, Ashley, Michelle McCool, Cherry and Kelly Kelly.
– Phoenix defeated Melina in an “I Quit” match at One Night Stand ’08.
– At Summerslam ’08, Phoenix and Santino Marella defeated Kofi Kingston and Mickie James. As a result, Phoenix won the Women’s title and Marella gained the IC title.
– Phoenix remained WWE Women’s champion at No Mercy ’08 by defeated Candice Michelle.
– At Survivor Series ’08, Team Raw (Phoenix, Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, Candice Michelle, and Jillian Hall) defeated Team SmackDown (Michelle McCool, Victoria, Maria, Maryse, and Natalya).
– On October 12, 2009, Phoenix was traded to Smackdown.
– At Bragging Rights ’09, SmackDown Divas (Phoenix, Michelle McCool and Natalya) defeated Raw Divas (Melina, Kelly Kelly and Gail Kim).
– At WWE Extreme Rules in Baltimore, MD, Phoenix defeated Michelle McCool in a “extreme makeover” match to win the Divas championship.
– Phoenix was drafted to the Raw roster on April 26, 2011 in the WWE supplemental draft.
– At Hell in a Cell ’11 in New Orleans, LA, Phoenix defeated Kelly Kelly to win the Divas title.
– Phoenix defeated Eve Torres at the 2011 Survivor Series to remain Divas champion.
– At TLC ’11, Phoenix retained her Divas title by defeating Kelly Kelly.
– At the 2012 Elimination Chamber, Phoenix defeated Tamina.
– Phoenix departed WWE by being fired by Vickie Guerrero on the October 29, 2012 edition of “Raw.”
– In October 2016, Phoenix married fellow WWE alum, Adam ‘Edge’ Copeland
– On March 31, 2017, Phoenix was inducted into the WWE hall of fame.
– In January 2018, Phoenix joined the WWE commentary team for the first season of the Mixed Match Challenge
– Later that month, Phoenix returned to the ring for the Womens Royal Rumble Match
– Phoenix continued serving as an occasional commentator for WWE womens’ events into 2019
– In March 2019, Phoenix announced that she was coming out of retirement and reforming her tag team with Natalya
– On April 1, Phoenix, Natalya, Bayley & Sasha Banks defeated Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, Nia Jax & Tamina
– In May 2019, Phoenix joined the NXT announce team, retiring from active competition once again
– Phoenix competed in the 2020 Womens Royal Rumble
– Phoenix made a one-off return to the ring at Royal Rumble 2022, teaming with Edge to defeat The Miz & Maryse
– At Elimination Chamber 2023, Phoenix & Edge defeated The Judgment Day (Finn Balor & Rhea Ripley)

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