Beth Phoenix announced today that she is leaving the WWE NXT commentary team as Sunday’s WarGames event will be her final night in this role. She did note that she will remain a part of WWE. She posted the following statement:
“Ahead of WarGames, I wanted to share that this Sunday will be my final night in NXT. While I will remain a part of WWE, I have made the choice to step away from the weekly broadcast booth to spend more time with my family. This was not an easy decision, as I have loved my three plus years and 135 episode with NXT and am incredibly proud of the brand. I will be forever grateful to Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett, Nigel McGuinness, Tom Phillips, Mauro Ranallo, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Michael Cole and my entire NXT family both in and out of the ring for the amazing opportunity. NXT will always be part of me and Auntie Betty will always be a part of NXT. Leave the porch light on for me!”
The WWE Hall of Famer joined the announce team in May 2019 alongside Mauro Ranallo and Nigel McGuinness as she replaced Percy Watson. This marked the first time that she had been a full-time commentator. There has been some talk of Phoenix being used in a main roster storyline.