WWE’s website caught up with Beth Phoenix recently. Beth retired from WWE and married Adam Copeland (Edge). They welcomed a baby girl into the world back in December. She talked with WWE.com about life outside of WWE, her favorite moments in WWE, and gave some advice to the new Divas trying to make it.
Here are some highlights:
On what she’s been up to since leaving WWE:
Oh, my gosh! Life has been nuts in the last two years. I’ve been doing a lot of shuffling and moving around, and the biggest thing that’s happened is that I became a mother!
I got pregnant five or six months after I retired, and then it was off to the races! It was a complete change of gears, and I was refocusing my life on my family. That was the reason I left WWE — not to have a baby, but to spend time with family. That was just a wonderful side result of spending time at home and being with my family. That was awesome, and it’s been a big change.
On being in the Royal Rumble in 2010:
I think the biggest thing for me was that it was one of those moments where I was like, “Okay, this is why I got into wrestling.” I wanted to be a female like Chyna, who broke boundaries and did things that were really special. And you know, just somebody that stood out. This was my moment. Like that Glam Slam, it was one of those moments in your life that you just treasure, and I knew it was going to be over fast. I needed to take a few breaths while I was out there and just inhale it. Because I knew it was something that would change my life and really satisfy some of those dreams that I had as a little girl.