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What Wrestling Fans Don't Know About WWE Star Beth Phoenix

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By Carol Cassada

WWE star Beth Phoenix has been the talk of the wrestling community since her appearance on this past Monday's episode of RAW.

A few weeks ago, Beth's husband Adam Copeland aka Edge made his return to WWE after a nine-year hiatus.

Edge was forced to retire in 2011 due to a neck injury, but with the help of doctors, he was able to make his return at this year's Royal Rumble.

Yet, Edge wasn't able to bask in the enjoyment of his return. The next night on RAW, his former friend and tag partner Randy Orton unleashed a vicious attack on the star.

The storyline between Edge and Randy is leading to a Wrestlemania match. To add more fuel to their feud, WWE decided to involve Beth.

While the main focus is Edge and Randy, fans have enjoyed seeing Beth back on television.

Longtime WWE fans are familiar with Beth's life, but for some of the newbies, here are a few facts about Phoenix that may be surprising.

She's also a musician

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While Beth is known to crush it inside the ring, away from the squared circle she has many other talents.

Phoenix is a music lover and plays the piano along with the guitar.

She often posts videos via social media of her playing, and based on her performance she's quite a musician.

While playing the piano and guitar may be a second hobby for Phoenix, fans believe she has what it takes to make it in the music business if she decides to give up wrestling.

She's a grad student

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Like many other wrestlers, Beth made sure to have a back-up plan.

After retiring from WWE in 2012, Beth went back to college.

She enrolled in Western Carolina University, a graduate school in the town of Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Phoenix is studying for her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

She often posts about her school work on social media. For one of her projects, she drew some inspiration from the animated series The Simpsons.

With her studies, being a wife and mom, and a wrestler; Beth is a busy woman.

Edge is her second husband

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Beth began dating fellow WWE star Edge in 2012.

Nearly a year after their relationship started, Beth gave birth to their daughter Lyric in December 2013.

Two years later in May 2016, Beth and Edge welcomed their second daughter Ruby.

Five months after Ruby's birth, Beth and Edge married on October 30, 2016.

While wrestling fans know about Edge and Beth's marriage, what they don't know is that he's her second husband.

In 2001 as Beth was beginning her wrestling training, she married a wrestler by the name of Joey Carolan aka Joey Knight.

Beth and Joey were married for nine years before they divorced in 2010.

She came out of retirement

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After eight years with the company, Beth retired from WWE in October 2012.

But as many wrestlers have stated, it's hard to leave the business.

The former Women's Champion had a five-year hiatus before she returned for her Hall of Fame induction in April 2017.

Afterwards, Beth began making regular appearances on WWE television.

In 2018, she was one of the participants of the first-ever women's Royal Rumble.

She would later teamed up with her former partner Natalya Neidhart to go after the women's tag titles. However, the ladies were unsuccessful in their pursuit.

These days Beth is doing commentary for NXT and continues to wrestle. At the 2020 Royal Rumble, she once again participated in the match, but was eliminated after suffering an injury.

With her husband Edge's storyline with Randy Orton getting heated following Orton's attack on her, expect Beth to be featured more frequently on television.

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