Beth Phoenix has 'never say never' mindset about wrestling again, adds that retirement in wrestling isn't a thing

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2022/12/29/beth-phoenix-has-never-say-never-mindset-about-wrestling-again-adds-that-retirement-in-wrestling-isnt-a-thing/

The Hall of Famer was active on WWE TV this year. 

After wrapping up her role as a commentator for the NXT brand, Beth Phoenix would end up back on-screen for WWE at the beginning of the year to assist Edge in a program with The Miz and Maryse that culminated with a mixed tag at Royal Rumble

Beth was involved in Edge’s story with The Judgment Day (Finn Balor, Rhea Ripley, Dominik Mysterio & Damian Priest) as well.

It is coming up on a full year since Phoenix wrestled and while talking to Brandi Rhodes on her ‘2 Lies And 1 Truth’ podcast, Phoenix is of the ‘never say never’ mindset when it comes to getting back in the ring and does not think retirement in wrestling is a thing. 

Who knows these days? [Beth laughed when asked if she’ll be back in a wrestling ring] You know, I say this every single time, it’s the most cliché thing but never say never or like, retirement in wrestling isn’t a thing, right? It’s embarrassing to say I’m retired because it’s never true.

To kick off their conversation, Rhodes thanked Beth for being generous and kind to her in the early stages of her career in wrestling. Brandi added that it was not always the most enjoyable times but Beth went out of her way to be nice. 

Rhodes: Just so that everybody knows, I have to say, Beth, you were one of the nicest people to me always. Beth is one of these people in the wrestling industry that’s like salt of the earth for sure because people aren’t always nice, especially back then in the days of being a woman coming in. You had it kind of tough and then there were people who made the effort and the choice to just be nice and you were one of them and you made my entry into wrestling a little bit more palatable because it was rough for me in those early days so thank you for always being such a sweetheart [Brandi laughed]. 

Phoenix: That’s so sweet of you to say Brandi. I hated to hear that, that, you know, had a challenging start. I know the locker room was not always an easy place to navigate, so I’m glad those days are long gone… Like you said, it’s a community, we can all be kind to each other. We can just be mean on-screen.

Rhodes: Exactly, exactly. Maybe that’s what it is. Maybe just back then, we didn’t know and then you get the social media and everything started happening. You’re like, hey, I actually like these people. They’re kind of my family. I should be nice to them. 

Edge was last in action at the Extreme Rules Premium Live Event where he lost an ‘I Quit’ match to Finn Balor. That same month, it was announced that Edge is playing the role of ‘Ares’ in the TV series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. 

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit 2 Lies And 1 Truth with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.