Beth Phoenix talked about what it takes to get back into ring shape, both mentally and physically, following Elimination Chamber 2023. For the first time in over a year, Phoenix returned to in-ring action at this past weekend’s pay-per-view event. She teamed with her husband to turn back the challenge of The Judgment Day, Finn Balor & Rhea Ripley.
Prior to Saturday’s premium live event, Phoenix hadn’t wrestled in a WWE ring since the 2022 Royal Rumble. She and Edge also teamed together that night, besting The Miz & Maryse. During the post-show press conference in Montreal, “The Glamazon” discussed how such long layoffs can affect her in-ring performance.
You can check out some highlights from the media scrum below:
Getting into the right mental state for a match: “I knew I had to put in the extra hours, the consistency in the gym to be able to stand toe to toe and bring it because it’s difficult. At home, I am a mom, I spend a lot of my time raising our children, taking them to school, being soccer mom, and it’s kind of compartmentalizing the killer instinct that you need to get in the ring and do what we do.”
Training with Edge to shake off the ring rust: “We take some time to go to the ring and train on off-days and put in a special effort for that. Because, again, the women’s division now is incredible and I definitely wanted to be able to hang.”