Beth said that if this is the end of her WWE career and she is thankful to the fans who supported her over the years. She added that she had the chance to live out a childhood dream and is proud of everything she did in the ring. She said that she doesn't know what she'll do next but this isn't the last we've seen of her.
Eve Torres wrote on Twitter: "5 years ago today I won the Diva Search, and a diva was born... Today we lost one of the best, but her hard work will live on through everyone she touched! #ThankYouBethPhoenix @TheBethPhoenix"
Matt Striker added: "Beth Phoenix has always been a friend. She has epitomized the class n grace of womems wrestling. All aspiring "divas" should look up to her."