In an interview with WWE.com, former Divas Champion Beth Phoenix discussed her injury, Layla El’s surprise return / title win and Eve‘s new powerful role as Executive Administrator in which she “fired” the Bella twins.
Beth Phoenix on Her Injury and Being Taken Out of The Title Match at Extreme Rules: “I was in a state of shock … I’d been told I would be allowed to compete regardless of the injury, but I guess when the doctor’s report came back it was a different story. It doesn’t matter. This is a road I’ve been down before. But I would have competed hurt – I’ve done that before too.”
Beth Phoenix on Layla’s win: “Layla hasn’t earned anything … I mean, who’d she ever beat? No one should be No. 1 contender until I’m cleared. There shouldn’t have even been a Divas Championship Match at Extreme Rules. … When I return, I’m not only going to beat up Layla, I’m going to bust her other knee, and make sure that she goes away and never comes back. She has no idea what she has gotten herself into.”
Beth Phoenix on Eve in her new role: “Eve’s making a statement in her role … She’s flexing her muscles a little bit, and I respect that. Eve and I actually have a lot in common in that we’re both strong, powerful women wanting to get more in a man’s world. That said, I don’t like being talked down to, and I don’t like being taken for granted. If Eve ever challenges me, then she’s going to have her hands full.”
Read the full interview here.