Elizabeth Copeland is an American professional wrestler, and color commentator signed with WWE. Beth Phoenix is best known for her work with the WWE. She is a former Divas and Women's Champion. She is a WWE Hall of Famer.
Beth Phoenix was born in Elmira, New York, and was raised by Polish parents. She watched pro wrestling for the first time at the age of eleven and fell in love with it. The Glamazon's all-time favorite superstars include the likes of Bret Hart, Ted DiBiase, and Sgt. Slaughter, Owen Hart. Phoenix is a graduate of Canisius College in Buffalo, New York with a degree in Criminal Justice and Public Relations.
In 2001, she was married to pro-wrestler Joey Knight but got divorced in 2010. In September 2011, she started dating WWE Superstar Adam Copeland a.k.a Edge. On 12th December 2013, they had their first daughter Lyric Rose Copeland. The couple had their second daughter Ruby Ever Copeland on 31st May 2016. The couple tied the knot a few months later on the 30th of October 2016.
In 2001, she began her wrestling career on the independent circuit. She became the inaugural GLORY Champion. She worked for several promotions, such as Shimmer, ROH, GLORY, NWA, and WXW.
In July, she signed with WWE and began working for OVW. She changed her name to Beth Phoenix and began managing Chris Masters. After a quick run on RAW as Trish Stratus's friend, she returned to OVW. In 2006, she defeated Serena to win the OVW Women's Championship. Phoenix won the championship on two different occasions before moving to the main roster.
In 2007, Phoenix returned to RAW and started her journey to win the WWE Women's Championship. At No Mercy, she defeated Michelle McCool to win the championship. In 2008, she lost the title to Mickie James. At One-Night Stand, Phoenix won the first-ever women's "I Quit" match against Melina.
A month later, she returned and defeated Santino Marella. Over the coming weeks, Marella and Phoenix began a storyline and formed a tag team. At SummerSlam, Marella and Phoenix defeated Kofi Kingston and Mickie James to win the Intercontinental and Women's Championship, respectively. The partnership ended when Santio entered the Women's Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXV and eliminated Phoenix.
In October, Phoenix was drafted to SmackDown. In 2010, she entered the men's Royal Rumble match and got eliminated by CM Punk. After Rumble, she began feuding with Vickie Guerrero and LayCool. At Extreme Rules, Phoenix defeated McCool to win her third WWE Women's Championship. After the event, Phoenix was injured and made her return in November. At TLC, Natalya and Phoenix defeated Layla and McCool in a tables match.
In 2011, she was drafted to RAW and began feuding with Kelly Kelly. At Hell in a Cell, she defeated Kelly Kelly to win her first Divas Championship. At WrestleMania XXVIII, Phoenix and Torres lost to Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos. After wrestling sporadically and feuding with Eve Torres, Phoenix left the company.
In 2017, Phoenix returned to the company and was entered into the WWE Hall of Fame. In 2018, she began commentating on various shows. She also entered the Women's Royal Rumble match and fatal four-way for WWE Women's Tag Titles at WrestleMania 35. In 2019, she became a full-time commentator for NXT. In 2021, she retired from her role as a commentator. At Royal Rumble, she teamed up with Edge to defeat The Miz and Maryse.
On the 22nd August 2022 edition of RAW, Beth Phoenix made her return to the company and helped Edge winning the match against Damian Priest.