Beth Phoenix stopped attempting to emulate Trish however the Glamazon nonetheless propelled her into a brand new “stratusphere” in WWE.
The Tales with Brisco and Bradshaw podcast not too long ago welcomed Beth Phoenix to the present, and the trio mentioned her evolution as a wrestler. Beth made her WWE debut as a babyface that acquired concerned within the Mickie James and Trish Stratus feud. Beth attacked Mickie, then a heel, for “ruining her life” and labored for a number of weeks with Trish in her nook. Phoenix broke her jaw in a match towards Victoria on June 5, 2006, and he or she wouldn’t return to WWE tv for greater than a yr.
When she got here again in the summertime of 2007, Beth Phoenix was now calling herself “The Glamazon”. She defined to Gerald Brisco and JBL how the title happened, in addition to how she shifted her wrestling type.
“I used to be a babyface, after which I acquired injured. I broke my jaw like 4 or 5 weeks in, it was very early. Then they despatched me again to OVW to heal and I used to be considering to myself, ‘oh properly, I’ll be again’ and I feel they stated one thing like it could be six to eight weeks on the jaw, and I’m considering they’ll quick observe me again. I didn’t know the way it labored, I assumed my spot was there ready for me. Properly six to eight weeks went, three months went, six months went, after which 9 months went and I began to panic,” Phoenix defined. “I went, ‘Oh no, they’re not going to carry me again?’ I used to be misplaced within the shuffle and that’s once I began having to prepare dinner up some schemes on tips on how to get observed once more. I didn’t understand that it wouldn’t simply be on a platter.”
Phoenix says the Glamazon title happened as a result of she knew she wanted one thing that might get her observed. She heard the title on an episode of Intercourse And The Metropolis and knew she was onto one thing, however she ended up altering extra than simply her moniker. In hindsight, Phoenix believes that yr rehabbing in OVW was probably the most precious in her profession as a result of it allowed her time to search out herself.
“I ended attempting to be one thing I wasn’t. I ended attempting to be like a clone of Trish Stratus, that’s one thing I used to be attempting to be, the following Trish,” she defined, “and I’m not [her]. No person will ever fill these sneakers and in that yr, that’s what I did. I heard the phrase ‘glamazon’ on Intercourse And The Metropolis and I used to be like ‘oh man, that seems like a wrestling title. That could possibly be my wrestling title!’ And so I very crudely had our seamstress simply sew ‘Glamazon’ on the butt of my pants, on my simply plain-looking regular gear.
“Then I began wrestling completely different. I began doing extra energy strikes and I began attempting to wrestle like Umaga as an alternative of like Trish. What occurred was due to the panorama of the ladies at the moment, though I’m not a six-foot-tall girl,” Phoenix stated, “I attempted to wrestle like that and it created a dynamic in our matches that as a heel I can provide the babyface extra of a mountain to climb. So as soon as I began telling that story in my matches, I discovered I actually hit a groove.
Beth spoke about having an ideal dynamic with Candice Michelle and getting an enormous push, noting all of it stemmed from discovering her character.
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