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A woman who worked hard to give a floundering WWE women’s division credibility is heading into the WWE Hall of Fame. Beth Phoenix is the latest wrestler to be inducted. She joins her real-life husband Edge as a Hall of Famer. USA Today was the first to report the news.

After Trish Stratus and Lita left the company around 2006, it was “The Glamazon” who helped hold the women’s division together. In her six years with the company, the Elmira, NY native held the WWE Women’s Championship three times. She also held the Divas Championship once. In her exclusive interview with USA Today, Beth was elated to hear the news, stating:

“To hear they find my career was worthy enough and that I did well enough in the ring to be honored among the greatest of all time was incredible and the biggest compliment I could ever ask for. It’s still sinking in and is very surreal.”

With her strength and great in-ring work, Beth made sure all eyes were not just on her, but the talented women she was in the ring with. She also proved she could hang with the guys. It wasn’t uncommon for her to show her dominance in mixed tag team matches. Beth also competed in the Royal Rumble match in 2010, becoming the second woman since Chyna (a women who will hopefully get her moment one day) in 1999 and 2000 to do so.

Before she left WWE in 2012, Beth Phoenix wrestled in a time when women’s matches were not receiving that much attention. Beth stated in the USA Today feature she was proud to see how the women are portrayed today. It wouldn’t be far off to say that Beth laid the groundwork to what we see today.

“The Glamazon” joins a stacked class that includes Kurt Angle, DDP, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express and Teddy Long. Congratulations on a well-deserved honor.

The 2017 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Friday, March 31, at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.


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