Beth Phoenix

professional wrestler Beth Phoenix

Elizabeth Kocianski Carolan is a Polish-American professional wrestler, better known by her ring name Beth Phoenix. She is signed to WWE, where she performs on the Raw brand and is a former WWE Divas Champion. Carolan had a successful amateur wrestling career in high school, before being trained by the All Knighters. After her debut in May 2001, she wrestled for numerous independent promotions, and was the inaugural GLORY Champion.
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Former WWE Superstar Melina Perez: My LGBTQ Friends Helped Me Through Being Bullied
Huffington Post - 10 months
Melina Perez knows more about bullying than most might expect. During her red-hot World Wrestling Entertainment career, fans saw “Melina,” a confident, conniving superstar. Behind-the-scenes, though, gossip and innuendo undermined the five-time champion’s self-esteem and made her question her pro wrestling dreams. “I wanted to be a role model, and a series of events took it away from me,” the iconic grappler told Party Foul Radio with Pollo & Pearl during an emotional interview promoting her upcoming April 29-30 appearance at RuPaul’s DragCon. Prior to speaking with Podomatic’s No. 1 LGBT Podcast, Perez watched the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. According to the Diva, the drama tracing factors including online bullying and sexual assault which lead to a teen girl’s suicide brought back “painful” memories. “That was my experience as an adult, that’s the sad thing,” she confessed. “Now that I’m reaching 40, I have better awareness and ways of coping. In my 20s, I couldn’t...
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WWE Over the Limit 2012: Kofi Kingston and R-Truth vs Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger for tag team titles added
Cageside Seats - almost 6 years
Hey, look, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is actually bothering to pretend to care about its tag team division! WWE.com today announced that Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and R-Truth will defend the titles against the team of Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger at the upcoming Over the Limit pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for Sun., May 20, 2012, at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. There hasn't been much of any build to this match, not that that seems to matter in this division. Ziggler defeated Kingston in a singles match with plenty of outside interference from all parties on Monday Night Raw this past week, which is apparently enough to set up the match. At least it makes sense with Ziggler and Swagger having been buddy-buddy for the past few months. Now if former champions Primo and Epico show up to crash the party with their new adviser, Abraham Washington, the tag titles could actually become interesting again. Still no name for Kington and Trut...
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Complete WWE RAW Results Report for May 7, 2012
Headline Planet - almost 6 years
WWE.com RAW Results Report for May 7, 2012: GREENSBORO, N.C. – The WWE Universe sought an explanation for General Manager John Laurinaitis’ heinous assault on John Cena, but the GM was clearly not sorry for his actions as he made life a living hell for another WWE Superstar. Also, Paul Heyman returned to Raw and read a shocking statement about Brock Lesnar’s future in WWE. Get all the details on these developments and much more in WWE.com’s Raw SuperShow results below. General Manager John Laurinaitis was ripped by WWE Champion CM Punk Raw and SmackDown General Manager John Laurinaitis showed no remorse for his ruthless assault on John Cena at the end of last week’s Raw. The GM said he wasn’t punished by the Board of Directors for his actions, which he claimed was justified because The Cenation Leader tried to undermine his authority and ridicule his leadership skills. Laurinaitis mandated that Cena not appear live tonight and instead undergo rehabilitation so he doesn’t have an ...
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THE RAGER! Extreme Thoughts! (CM Punk, Brock Lesnar, Daniel Bryan)
Inside Pulse- Wrestling - almost 6 years
The soundtrack for THE RAGER this week comes to you from the mind of Brendon Small (creator of Metalacalypse). I’m Chris and I’m coming from an undisclosed location (that suspiciously looks like my parents’ house in Fayetteville). Follow me on the twitters @cwsanders39. Guess what? THIS IS THE RAGER! (and this week I desperately try not to steal anything out Gojira’s brain before he has a chance to say it first). EXTREME RULES! Kane Vs Randy Orton (Falls count anywhere but they REALLY super duper count when they’re in the ring) This wasn’t a bad match to start things off. I will say this would probably be one of the low spots of the night and that’s definitely not a knock on this match, but just because the rest of the night was so much bigger. Randy got the win and Kane is more than likely gonna start a program with Zack Ryder. Ziggles vs Brodus Clay This match had two people that I thoroughly enjoy watching but too bad there were other people around that tried to ruin it....
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WWE Raw Review 30/4/12 – Brock Lesnar Breaks Triple H’s Arm
Obsessed with Film - What Cultur - almost 6 years
The Big News: Brock Lesnar continued to wreak havoc by breaking Triple H’s arm, Daniel Bryan won a beat the clock challenge to challenge CM Punk for the WWE title at Over the Limit and John Laurinatis confirmed that he would face Cena at the same PPV after having beaten his hurt rival senseless with the assistance of Lord Tensai and Sakomoto. In a Nutshell: A very disappointing follow up to an outstanding Extreme Rules PPV. WWE Raw was advertised with a graphic and introduced as starring Brock Lesnar. John Laurinaitis came out to start the show bragging about how he had revolutionised the WWE and then introduced Brock Lesnar as the force who had beaten Cena so badly that the poster boy may never be the same again. Brock talked about how he had brought the pain before being interrupted by COO Triple H. Hunter said that Lesnar was no country bumpkin but actually a shrewd businessman who had bullied a timid John Laurinaitis into getting his own way with contract demands. He sai...
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WWE Extreme Rules Results (4/29)
Wrestling News Source - almost 6 years
PreShow Miz comes out and says he single handedly gave John Laurinaitis his powerful position when he won the match at Wrestlemania 28. He was the main event at last year’s Extreme Rules but this year. He said he doesn’t care where he’s put because he will be the most talked about superstar and will make this the most powerful preshow in the WWE. It will be the most viewed video on Youtube. Miz says he’s going to win the U.S. Championship and that will be the only greatest moment because he’s walking out because he can’t stand Chicago U.S. Title: Santino Marella vs The Miz Santino pounding on Miz, Miz charges and Santino pulls the ropes down sending Miz to the outside. Marella goes for The Cobra. Miz out of the ring, climbs onto the apron and punches Marella. Marella down and 2 count. High knee by Miz and 2 count again. Inverted DDT and 2 count again. Miz choking Marella out on the ropes and a punch by Miz. Clothesline to Marella in the corner. Miz up top and double axehandle and 2 cou...
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JR Blogs WWE Extreme Rules Pay-Per-View Predictions
Wrestling News Source - almost 6 years
JR's latest blog features his predictions for tonight's WWE Extreme Rules payperview. Highlights below: Cena vs Lesnar Will Lesnar's ring rust be a factor? It's been approximately 8 years since Brock has had a bout in a WWE ring. That could be an issue. Cena seems to feel cornered. Competitive people in this situation are dangerous. Is Cena intimidated by the legend and sheer physical skills of the former UFC Champion? If so, will that take Cena out of his game? Too many unanswered questions for me to feel comfortable about any prediction I make BUT I'm going with Cena to win somehow, someway. Ring rust, Lesnar's perceived over confidence, and Cena's sense of urgency fuel my guess. Punk vs Jericho Home field advantage should help Punk but it's no guarantee. Crowd will be rabid especially for this one. This could be a great show closer if called upon and I hope it's contested mostly in or around the ring. I've got Punk winning a heck of a match. However, remember that being at 'home' ca...
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A2Z Analysiz: WWE Extreme Rules 2010 (John Cena, Batista)
Inside Pulse- Wrestling - almost 6 years
For an easy to navigate archive of all my WWE DVD reviews, Click Right Here! First Mainer Arena – Baltimore, Maryland – April 25, 2010 MATCH #1: Street Fight – Triple H vs. Sheamus This is an interesting choice for an opener. Triple H’s music hits but he’s nowhere to be found. They cut backstage and Sheamus has attacked Triple H in the hallway! Sheamus assaults the Game with a lead pipe, cracking him across the skull with it. Back in the arena the Unified Tag Team Champions, Big Show and the Miz, are making their way out. Jerry Lawler says they are not scheduled to be here right now. Miz is also the current U.S. Champion. He says Show-Miz is the greatest tag team in WWE history, and tomorrow night on Raw WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart will have to admit it. Miz then issues an open challenge. Smackdown General Manager Teddy Long comes out and is annoyed. He says if his chosen team beats Show-Miz tonight they will earn a future shot at the Unified Tag Team Titles. Miz talks more ...
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WWE Divas Title Match Added To Extreme Rules PPV
Obsessed with Film - What Cultur - almost 6 years
WWE has announced that Nikki Bella will defend her newly acquired WWE Divas Title in a re-match against former Champion Beth Phoenix at this Sunday’s WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view. In a storyline update, WWE’s official website reports that Beth has been cleared to wrestle on Sunday, despite the injury she suffered on Monday’s RAW show this week. WWE are really pushing in storylines that Beth is not going into the match 100% fit and that she is still recovering from her injuries, probably to protect her if they decide to keep the title off her after the pay-per-view. We have been told if Nikki Bella successfully defends her title on Sunday then it is a good indicator that The Bella Twins have signed a contract extension to stay with the company. The updated WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view card is detailed below. No more matches are expected to be added at this point; Extreme Rules Match John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar 2 of 3 Falls Match for the World Heavyweight Title Daniel Bry...
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Update on Y2J's Future in WWE, Big Update/SPOILERS on Kharma/Phoenix/Bella Twins
Wrestling News Source - almost 6 years
Even if Chris Jericho does leave WWE this summer to tour with his band Fozzy, he is fully expected to return to WWE once again after the tour is finished. This is by no means his last run with WWE and we certainly haven't seen the last of him in WWE after this summer. As previously reported, the WWE return of Kharma is imminent. WWE officials plan on having her defeat Nikki Bella for the Divas Championship when she returns, and Kharma will eventually have a feud against The Glamazon Beth Phoenix. What's not known right now is exactly when all of this will happen. If Nikki Bella does not lose the Divas Championship this Sunday night at Extreme Rules or the following night on Raw, then it could mean that The Bella Twins have signed new deals with WWE and will be sticking around, thus Nikki Bella might have some time with the Divas Championship before dropping it to the returning Kharma.
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Beth Phoenix Tweets About Injury, Carlito/MVP Sit-Down Video
Wrestling News Source - almost 6 years
Beth Phoenix on Twitter: Thank u for the outpour of support...for all those wondering if I will be at the @navypier signing in #chicago on Saturday, I will be fulfilling all of my #WWE appearance obligations. Nothing will keep me from thanking the @WWEUniverse for being Glamfans. See u there!  I dont know where I would be without the love of my life. He has kept my spirits high during this tough week of pain and disappointment.  Former WWE Superstars Carlito and Montel Vontavious Porter recently sat down for a discussion which has been posted on YouTube in two parts:
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Timeline
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    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 33
    Kocianski was married to Joey Carolan, known by the ring name Joey Knight, but they have since divorced. In early February 2014, Adam Copeland, who was known in WWE as Edge, announced the birth of their daughter, named Lyric Rose Copeland, born six weeks earlier on December 12, 2013.
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  • 2011
    Age 30
    In October 2011, Phoenix won the WWE Divas Championship for the first time and lost it in April 2012.
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    As part of the 2011 Supplemental Draft on April 26, 2011, Phoenix returned to the Raw brand.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 29
    In January 2010, at the Royal Rumble, she entered the Royal Rumble match and eliminated The Great Khali, before she was eliminated by CM Punk.
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    In January 2010, at the Royal Rumble she became the second woman in the history to enter the Royal Rumble match, and went on to win the Women's Championship for the third time in April, holding it for a month.
  • 2009
    Age 28
    At the Royal Rumble in January 2009, Phoenix lost the Women's Championship to Melina.
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  • 2008
    Age 27
    On December 8, 2008, Phoenix received the "Slammy Award" for Diva of the Year.
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    She then developed an on-screen relationship with Santino Marella, dubbed "Glamarella", and won the Women's Championship for a second time in August 2008, although she lost it in January 2009.
    Phoenix, along with then-ally Melina, took part in the Playboy BunnyMania Lumberjack match at WrestleMania XXIV, where she defeated the team of Ashley and Maria. On April 14, 2008 Phoenix faced Mickie James with her Women's Championship on the line and lost, ending her reign as champion.
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  • 2007
    Age 26
    On New Year's Eve 2007, Phoenix successfully defended her title in a Triple Threat match against Melina and James, after pinning Melina.
    On the July 9, 2007, episode of Raw, Phoenix returned as a villain, when Melina claimed to be injured.
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  • 2006
    Age 25
    Phoenix debuted on WWE's main roster on the May 8, 2006, episode of Raw as a fan favorite by attacking Mickie James while James was assaulting Trish Stratus.
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    After sustaining an injury, Phoenix returned to action in OVW on August 16, 2006, defeating Serena.
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    The duo was then joined by Shelly Martinez, who Phoenix soon feuded with in early 2006.
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    She debuted on WWE's Raw brand in May 2006, but suffered a legitimate broken jaw the following month.
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  • 2005
    Age 24
    She signed a developmental contract with WWE on October 20, 2005, the same month that she broke her hand.
  • 2004
    Age 23
    She debuted on OVW television in July 2004, having changed her ring name to "Beth Phoenix", and became the on-screen girlfriend and valet of Chris Masters.
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  • 2003
    Age 22
    Later in 2003 she took part in World Xtreme Wrestling's annual Women's Elite 8 tournament where she made it to the final, before losing to April Hunter.
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    She defeated Joey Knight and Kevin Grace in 2003 to become the FNW Cruiserweight Champion.
  • 2002
    Age 21
    In 2002, she was one of the first wrestlers in GLORY, an independent organization for women, and was the inaugural champion.
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  • 2001
    Age 20
    Kocianski had a successful amateur wrestling career in high school, before being trained by the All Knighters. After her debut in May 2001, she wrestled for numerous independent promotions, and was the inaugural GLORY Champion.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1999
    Age 18
    Kocianski began wrestling on the Notre Dame High School scholastic wrestling team. She was the first female varsity wrestler in the school's history. She became the North-East freestyle women's champion in 1999, and also won at the New York State Fair Tournament the same year.
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  • 1998
    Age 17
    After graduating from high school in 1998, she enrolled in both a professional wrestling school and Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Born
    Born on November 24, 1980.
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