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Beth Phoenix

Beth Phoenix

Real Name:
Elizabeth Kocianski Carolan
Other Wrestling Names:
Fabulous Firebird, Firebird, Phoenix
150 lbs
Date of Birth:
November 24, 1980
Elmira, New York
Trained by:
Ron Hutchinson, Joey Knight and Robin Knightwing
Signature moves:
Gorilla press, Slingshot suplex, Cloverleaf, backbreaker
Finishing moves:
Glam Slam, , Chokebomb, Samoan driver

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Beth Phoenix Biography

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Beth Phoenix
"The Glamazon" Beth Phoenix
Photo © WWE
Elizabeth Carolan began wrestling in Notre Dame High School in Elmira, New York as part of her school's scholastic wrestling team. She garnered notable accolades in amateur wrestling including being the first female varsity wrestler in her high school's history, freestyle Champions, and was a member of USA Wrestling. After high school, she began to train professionally under the "All Knighters"...Joey Knight and Robin Knightwing, and made pro debut wrestling against Alexis Laree, (Mickie James). She went on the make a name for herself wrestling male and female wrestlers in the independent circuit, which included the likes of Sumie Sakai., Angel Williams, Joey Knight and Kevin Grace.

She later made her debut in OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) as the valet of Chris Masters and later manager of Aaron "The Idol" Stevens. Shelly Martinez later joined the duo and she feuded against Alexis Laree. Elizabeth Carolan soon signed a developmental contract for World Wrestling Entertainment and continued working on OVW Television.

She made her WWE debut on the May 8th 2006 airing of Raw, with an attack on Mickie James. She continued her attacks and verbal confrontation with Mickie James as part of storyline development in which she seemingly had past conflicts with Mickie James before the WWE. This led up to May 29th 2006 where she and Torrie Wilson defeated Candice Michelle and Victoria, who had Mickie James in their corner. The following week on Monday Night Raw, she defeated Victoria, she however was injured in the match-up and quickly taken off television shortly after her debut.

After being out of action for some time after surgery, she made her return on the July 9th 2007 airing of WW Raw, in which she and Jillian Hall were defeated by Candice Michelle and Mickie James. Unlike 2006, she was a heel and teamed up with Melina Perez and Jillian for match-ups in the weeks that followed.

Beth Phoenix At SummerSlam 2007, she won a 12-woman Battle Royal to become the #1 contender for the WWE Women's Championship and during the match; she eliminated Brooke Adams, Kelly Kelly, Torrie Wilson and Michelle McCool. The weeks that followed she feuded with the champion; Candice Michelle. At Unforgiven on September 16th, she came up short, however on October 7th at No Mercy she defeated Candice Michelle to become the WWE Women's champion.

On April 14, 2008 on RAW, Mickie James defeated Beth Phoenix to win the WWE Women's title, ending her reign. Beth set her sight on recapturing the Women's championship from Mickie James however a feud with Melina Perez developed, providing a huge distraction. On May 18, 2008 at Judgment Day, Mickie James defeated both her and Melina in a Triple Threat match to retain the WWE Women's Championship and on June 1, 2008 at One Night Stand, Beth Phoenix defeated Melina Perez in the 1st ever WWE Women's I Quit match. On the July 14, 2008 airing of Raw, Santino Marella issued an open challenge which Beth answered. She defeated him via a roll-up. The next week, the two kissed in the ring – to Beth’s astonishment. They eventually began a relationship and dubbed themselves “Glamarella” – the new power couple. They challenged Mickie James and Kofi Kingston for their Women’s and Intercontinental titles respectively. At SummerSlam (August 17, 2008) the couple defeated both of them in a Winner Takes All intergender tag match to win the titles.

Beth found a thorn in her side in the form of the returning Candice Michelle. Candice scored an upset win over Beth Phoenix in a 6-Diva tag match and was rewarded with a title shot at No Mercy. She retained her title after exploiting Candice’s surgically repaired shoulder. She then found herself representing a team of Raw Divas going up against the Smackdown Divas – led by Divas’ Champion Michelle McCool. The teams faced off at the Survivor Series with Beth ending up as the sole survivor, getting the win for the Raw brand. She also won a Slammy Award for Diva of the Year. Over the next few weeks, she would spot an obsessive fan of hers in the crowd. Eventually the fan began to get involved in her matches, attacking her opponents. Beth eventually took the woman (Rosa Mendes) on as her intern. Things heated up when Melina returned from injury. Melina won a #1 contender’s battle royal to face her for the title at the Royal Rumble 2009. She ended up getting the upset victory to relieve her of the Women’s Championship. She and Santino eventually split after he began to appear in drag as his “identical twin sister Santina” and she appeared sporadically on Raw and Superstars. She received her first shot at the Divas’ Championship in August but was defeated by Mickie James. When former Diva Trish Stratus guest-hosted Raw, Beth challenged her to a mixed tag team match. She teamed with Big Show and Chris Jericho while Trish teamed with MVP and Mark Henry. Trish pinned her with the Stratusfaction (September 14, 2009).

On the October 12, 2009 airing of Raw, she was revealed to have been moved to Smackdown in a trade organised by guest-host Nancy O’Dell. Once on Smackdown, Beth began a series of mind games with Women’s Champion Michelle McCool. Although both women were on the winning team at Bragging Rights (October 25, 2009), the tension continued to develop. At the 2010 Royal Rumble, she was a surprise entrant in the Rumble match itself. She became only the second woman in history to compete in the match and managed to eliminate the Great Khali – before she herself was eliminated by CM Punk. Beth Phoenix - Extreme Rules 2010After the Royal Rumble, she approached Vickie Guerrero about a shot at the Women’s title. Vickie – who was aligned with LayCool at the time – refused. The next week, Beth saved Tiffany from a beating at the hands of LayCool and Vickie. A 5-on-1 handicap match pitting her against a team of Divas including Vickie went to a no-contest when she accidentally ripped Vickie’s pants off. She was on the losing side of a 10-Diva tag match at WrestleMania 26, but won a rematch on Raw the next night. She pinned Michelle McCool in a tag match on Smackdown to earn a shot at the Women’s title at Extreme Rules 2010. The match was an “Extreme Makeover” hardcore match and Beth defeated Michelle to win her third Women’s title. She tore her ACL four weeks later – and lost the title to Layla after she was pinned in a handicap match also involving Michelle.

She made her return at the 2010 Survivor Series, saving the new WWE Divas Champion Natalya from an attack by LayCool. This led to Natalya and Beth Phoenix facing LayCool in the first ever Divas’ tables match at the TLC PPV. She and Natalya were victorious when Natalya splashed both of their opponents through a table. In the next few weeks she scored multiple victories over LayCool in singles and tag team matches. She was then moved to Raw in the 2011 Supplemental Draft. She did nothing of note until August when she won a battle royal to face Kelly Kelly for the Divas’ Championship at SummerSlam 2011. After the match she brutally attacked Kelly Kelly and claimed that she was going to put an end to all the “Barbie Doll Divas” in WWE. She and Natalya formed a stable called The Divas of Doom and pushed a movement called “Pin-Up Strong” – based around being powerful as well as beautiful. She was unsuccessful at winning the Divas’ title at SummerSlam and Night of Champions (in her hometown of Buffalo). However she won the title at Hell In A Cell thanks to help from Natalya, marking her first reign as Divas’ Champion. The Divas of DoomIn the weeks following her title win, the Divas of Doom would attack the other Divas. They liked to lock them in a painful submission hold and hold up a house microphone so the arena could hear them scream. Beth also successfully defended her title against Kelly Kelly and Eve Torres. She was taken off television at the start of 2012 after suffering a swollen cheekbone in a match with Alicia Fox. When she returned, she claimed she was bored of being so dominant. She claimed she wanted competition. Her challenge was answered by Tamina Snuka, against whom she defended the title at Elimination Chamber 2012. Beth Phoenix as WWE Divas ChampionTwo weeks later, she and Eve Torres interrupted an episode of Extra hosted by Maria Menounos. Maria had pinned her previously in a match at Tribute To The Troops. She and Eve Torres challenged Maria and Kelly Kelly to a tag team match at WrestleMania. Maria and Kelly Kelly won the match after Maria rolled up Beth.

After WrestleMania, she lost a non-title match to Nikki Bella after Kelly Kelly came out and distracted her. She offered Nikki a title match to save her reputation – which they had on April 23 airing of Raw. During the match – which was a Lumberjill match – she twisted her ankle. Nikki capitalized and she lost the title, just days away from achieving the longest ever Divas’ title reign. She was declared unfit to compete in her rematch at Extreme Rules. Layla replaced her and won the title off Nikki. She was instead given a match against Layla at Over The Limit on on May 20, 2012, which she lost. She also lost a rematch at No Way Out and was pinned by Layla in a 6-Diva tag at Money In The Bank. In the weeks that followed, she appeared sporadically on television for the next three months. However the #1 contender to the Divas’ title – Kaitlyn – was attacked backstage at Night of Champions. When her attacker was discovered to be a blonde, she was immediately accused. She denied any involvement and also accused Natalya (who was also blonde), leading to a match between them on an episode of Smackdown in Buffalo. She was initially suspended by Eve Torres but Booker T quickly reversed it. She was then eliminated from the investigation once it was revealed the attacker had been Aksana in a blonde wig. On an episode of Raw, she was put into a match against AJ Lee. AJ was the initial winner but Raw GM Vickie Guerrero had the match restarted – allowing her to hit the Glam Slam on AJ to win. However afterwards Vickie criticized her for “not getting the job done” and abruptly fired her from WWE. An actuality, Beth Phoenix's contract with World Wrestling Entertainment came to an end, and she made the decision to take a break from the industry.

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