Beth Phoenix Open To Retirement Match In WWE
'Never say never'
Beth Phoenix says she is up for the idea of having a retirement match in WWE in order to 'pass the torch' to a younger talent.
Phoenix has been a consistent part of the WWE NXT commentary booth over the last year, having last wrestled in 2019 after stepping away from WWE in 2012.
The Glamazon is open to getting back into the ring for one more match, however, against the right opponent.
Speaking to Renee Paquette's Oral Sessions Podcast, Phoenix said: "I am (medically cleared). Once a wrestler, always a wrestler. I'm not gonna lie about it. I feel like, you couldn't do this and want to do this your whole life without having that little bug. I get so happy to be in the conversation of today's stars would look forward to facing.
"When I left WWE, I felt really insignificant and like I hadn't done anything. Like I hadn't moved the needle. I felt so sad about that part but okay to move on. Now, I'm getting this wonderful recognition from today's women and it makes me feel so good.
"As far as coming back to the ring, I say this in every interview, 'never say never.' If the right opportunity arose and I could do business, that's all I could care about. Would I love to have a retirement match, a big farewell, and give someone the high five and pass the torch? Heck yes, but there is only a limited amount of people I could do that for where, as on commentary, I can do that for two hours every single week.
"Every week, I can tell you how awesome Indi Hartwell is and tell you 'look at Shotzi Blackheart's improvements' and help all the talent weekly on commentary. In that respect, I love commentary because I feel like I'm contributing in a positive way.
"The in-ring stuff, I don't know what the future brings. I don't write off anything or close any doors. If there were something that WWE is interested in doing, I would love to say goodbye and high-five somebody and give them an endorsement from a Hall of Famer. Who wants to retire a Hall of Famer?
"I have a feeling there is somebody that will end up across the ring from me at some point. I don't want to give any clues on that, but I don't think Beth Phoenix is done lacing up the boots forever."