Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
As you know, WWE has been trying to bring back several former Divas, including Kelly Kelly and Maryse. In an update on this, the company has also reached out to Beth Phoenix in an attempt to coax her back; no word on how negotiations are going or if they are at all.
We reported the following here on the website yesterday:
Monday’s RAW saw the return of The Bella Twins to WWE, who appeared in a backstage segment with Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow and Kaitlyn. The twin duo had been in contract negotiations with officials from the sports-entertainment organization for approximately two months, with offers triggered by the feeling of lacking depth among the Divas ranks and talent in developmental not being ready to be promoted. WWE management knows the Divas division is currently in the gutter due to mainly the lack of talent. Contract offers have also been made to Maryse Ouellet and the former Kelly Kelly, Barbie Blank. Both starlets rejected the company’s overtures, but are believed to still be in negotiations.
It should be noted that the company is offering the Divas much more money than the past.