From: Buffalo, N.Y. WWE Debut: May 8, 2006 Career Highlights: Women's Champion; Divas Champion
Biography: Beth Phoenix likes to talk a good game, boasting of her strength and dominance over all the Divas in the ring. And Phoenix backs her words up - it's what Glamazons do. But while domination may be her "nature," The Glamazon is no one-trick pony. Ever since she was a little girl, she's been commanding respect and powering her way through obstacles and challenges.
Phoenix's passion for sports-entertainment began as a young girl, watching countless hours of WWE with her grandma on weekend mornings. It was from that moment she knew, come hell or high water, she was going to make it. Enrolling at Notre Dame High School in Elmira, N.Y., Phoenix began to blaze her own trail, becoming the first female on the wrestling team.
But making it to WWE was a little more difficult and college came first. Degree in hand, she threw caution to the wind and pursued her passion.
Her performance at 2008's Judgment Day, lifting both Melina and then-Women's Champion Mickie James over her shoulder at the same time, drew gasps from the crowd. But according to The Glamazon, moments like those speak for themselves.
"After I fought my way in the dark, WWE recognized and respected The Glamazon for the incredible entity that I am. It's not that I want to establish myself at the top of the food chain," Phoenix continued. "I want to establish myself as unlike anyone else who has come through WWE and the Divas Division."