WWE Diva Beth Phoenix
Beth Phoenix made her return to action on Raw this past Monday, assisting Melina and Jillian in attacking WWE Women's champion, Candice Michelle. Here's some background on the new WWE Diva.
Real Name: Elizabeth Carolan née Kocanski
Birthdate: November 24, 1980
Birthplace: Elmira, New York
Billed height: 5' 6"
Billed weight: 156 lbs
Beth began wrestling on the Elmira, New York Notre Dame High School amateur wrestling team. She was the first female varsity wrestler in her high school's history. In 1999 she enrolled in both a professional wrestling school and Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. She was trained by the All Knighters--Joey Knight and Robin Knightwing (who both trained at the Stu Hart dungeon), for professional wrestling.
Beth debuted on OVW Television in July of 2005 as Chris Masters' on-screen girlfriend and valet. The angle was short lived and in August 2005 Beth became the manager of Aaron "The Idol" Stevens. The duo were then joined by Shelly Martinez who Beth soon feuded with at the beginning of 2006. Beth then stopped appearing regularly on OVW after debuting on WWE's RAW show. She returned to OVW in August of 2006 and feuded with various divas of the OVW brand in title matches and other situations. Beth won the OVW Women's Title 1 time during her OVW career.
Beth Phoenix debuted on May 8, 2006 episode of RAW when she attacked Mickie James after Mickie assaulted Trish Stratus. A week later, Beth was formally introduced by Trish Stratus and then battered a distracted Mickie on Trish's behalf. When Mickie finally escaped, Beth claimed that Mickie had ruined her life and wouldn't let her get away with it, before calling her a psycho. On the following edition of RAW, Beth, now an official RAW diva, again attacked the Women's Champion after her match with then RAW diva, Torrie Wilson. On the May 29, 2006 episode of RAW, Beth teamed up with Torrie Wilson (with Stratus in their corner) to take on then heel, Candice Michelle and then RAW diva, Victoria (with Mickie James in their corner). Beth pinned Candice after a Down In Flames.
The following week, on the June 5 episode of RAW (in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), Beth came out to the ring with a new theme. She suffered a fractured mandible during a match with Victoria, but was victorious despite the injury. The injury required surgery to place a titanium plate into her jaw, which forced her out of action for an estimated two months.
Beth has now made her return to WWE Raw on this past Monday assisting Melina in the assault on WWE Women's Champion, Candice Michelle. Only time will tell if Beth is able to challenge Candice for the WWE Women's title.
Visit the official Beth Phoenix website here.
Beth also has an official Myspace page here.
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