A WWE Hall of Famer recently revealed that they don’t believe that their in ring career is over just yet.
Speaking to Renee Paquette on Oral Sessions, WWE Hall of Famer and NXT announcer Beth Phoenix revealed that she doesn’t believe she has put a cap on her in-ring career.
“I am (medically cleared). Once a wrestler, always a wrestler. I’m not gonna lie about it. I feel like, you couldn’t do this and want to do this your whole life without having that little bug. I get so happy to be in the conversation of today’s stars would look forward to facing. When I left WWE, I felt really insignificant and like I hadn’t done anything. Like I hadn’t moved the needle. I felt so sad about that part but okay to move on. Now, I’m getting this wonderful recognition from today’s women and it makes me feel so good. As far as coming back to the ring, I say this in every interview, ‘never say never.’ If the right opportunity arose and I could do business, that’s all I could care about.”
Beth continued on, saying that she enjoys her role as a commentator on NXT, as it means she can help put pass the torch to the entire division verbally, saying:
“Would I love to have a retirement match, a big farewell, and give someone the high five and pass the torch? Heck yes, but there is only a limited amount of people I could do that for where, as on commentary, I can do that for two hours every single week. Every week, I can tell you how awesome Indi Hartwell is and tell you ‘look at Shotzi Blackheart’s improvements’ and help all the talent weekly on commentary. In that respect, I love commentary because I feel like I’m contributing in a positive way. The in-ring stuff, I don’t know what the future brings. I don’t write off anything or close any doors. If there were something that WWE is interested in doing, I would love to say goodbye and high-five somebody and give them an endorsement from a Hall of Famer. Who wants to retire a Hall of Famer?”
Beth Phoenix teamed with Natalya at WrestleMania 35, as well as appearing in the 2020 Women’s Royal Rumble match, but has not had a singles match since 2012.
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