Beth Phoenix is an American professional wrestler, who currently serves as a commentator on WWE’s colorful brand – NXT. Prior to becoming a commentator, Phoenix had quite a successful career inside the ring. In fact, The Glamazon is a former WWE Divas Champion and has also won the WWE Women’s Championship thrice.
In 2017, she was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, just five years after she announced her retirement. Post this, she kicked off her run as a commentator for WWE, but even made a return to the ring in 2018, during Royal Rumble. This appearance also made her the first person ever to have participated in the men’s as well as the women’s Royal Rumble matches!
While she continued making sporadic appearances inside the ring, Phoenix was also commentating regularly on the women’s matches. In 2019, she joined NXT as a full time commentator. But Beth Phoenix has shocked the WWE Universe by announcing that the upcoming NXT WarGames is going to be her final night as a commentator on NXT. She reasoned that she wants to spend more time with her family and hence, has taken this major decision.
“Ahead of WarGames, I wanted to share that this Sunday will be my final night in NXT. While I will remain a part of WWE, I have made this choice to step away from the weekly broadcast booth to spend more time with my family. This was not an easy decision, as I have loved my three plus years and 135 episodes with NXT and am incredibly proud of the brand. I will forever be grateful to Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett, Nigel McGuinness, Tom Phillips, Mauro Ranallo, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Michael Cole, and my entire NXT family both in and out of the ring for the amazing opportunity. NXT will always be a part of me and Auntie Betty will always be a part of NXT. Leave the porch light on for me!” – tweeted Beth Phoenix.
Beth Phoenix could be gearing up for an in-ring return
While Beth Phoenix reasoned that she is giving up on her role as the commentator to spend more time with her family, she could in fact be gearing up for her in-ring return. On the latest episode of WWE Raw, her husband, Edge made his return. He was confronted by The Miz and his wife Maryse.
While The A-lister and the Rated-R Superstar spent most of the time cutting promos against each other, the presence of Maryse could hint that a mixed Tag Team match might be on the cards. Phoenix could return and team up with Edge to take on Miz and Maryse!