Beth Phoenix Interested In Having Former WWE Diva Return

Beth Phoenix is interviewed in the latest issue of WWE Magazine and she discussed her difficult ACL injury earlier this year, the changing face of the WWE Divas, which former Diva she’d like to see return, and much more.

Regarding her ACL injury in May, she commented: “The weird thing was, when I got hurt, I felt fine. I was walking around and running, and I shrugged it off thinking it was just a tweak. But then my doctor told me I tore my ACL and I’d be out for six months. All I could think was, “I just won the title! Taking six months off isn’t even a possibility right now!” I had the option to wrap my knee and risk tearing it completely or have surgery. But I was a defending champion and wasn’t backing down or handing over my title without a fight.

“The Glamazon” was asked if she thinks she was instrumental in initiating the change to the Divas division becoming more athletic than ever.

“I would love to take credit for something as wonderful as that, but I think it’s a credit to the company for valuing women who are not only beautiful, but also athletic and smart,” she responded. “Take Eve, for example. She has a background in Judo. Then there’s Michelle, who has a college degree and a great head on her shoulders. Young girls can really look up to and emulate the Divas. I think I can take some of the credit, though, for introducing more voluptuous girls to WWE. I was one of the first Divas to prove that you didn’t have to be model-thin to be successful, that you could have muscles and still be beautiful.

Finally, she noted that she would like to see former WWE Women’s Champion Lita make a comeback in 2011.

“I’d love to have a match with her,” she said. “I never had the chance.”

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  • Snake

    Lita has gone to tna

  • kadifi_is_here

    yea lita awww

  • JerseyDude

    Beth is so sexy. Thats a real women for you right there. Michelle McCool and Eve are so thin I want to pick my teeth with them. Beth is in the best top 5 Divas in WWE history. IMO it goes like this.
    1) Trish Stratus
    2) Fabulous Moolah
    3) Beth Phoenix
    4) Mickie James
    5) Tie Lita and Chyna
    And those rankings are based on skill and impact. Not exactly how many times they were a champion.
    Natalya might have the most talent out of any Diva in history but she has wrestled long enough to make the list

  • JerseyDude

    *hasnt wrestled long enough. My bad

  • 91nos331gt

    Lita to tna? Lol right

  • RadicalRhys297

    @Snake – and then you woke up. =-P

  • wrestlingborn

    @ JerseyDude – If we are talking skill alone then Chyna would be at the top of the list!!! She used to tape down her chest and wrestle men before she entered the WWE. She was the first female entrant into the royal rumble and she was the first and ONLY female Intercontinental Champion. She didn’t even show interest in the womens’ division until a little while before she left (she was too dominant for the division.)

  • coopiero

    yeah but she wasn’t actually very good in the ring

  • No.1 Lita Fan

    As Jazz once said describing Chyna, “Just because you can bench-press 300 pounds does not make you a wrestler, it makes you a body builder”

  • tcchavez

    question is…how lita is gonna go to tna and she hates the grape eating crybaby matt? she left b/c of him and she made an apperance after he left

  • SamCactus101

    Totally agree with everything Beth has to say, I’ll just leave it at that