The Untold Truth Of Edge's Wife, Beth Phoenix

Pro wrestler Elizabeth "Beth Phoenix" Copeland married fellow wrestling legend, Adam "Edge" Copeland in October 2016, and according to For the Win, they are the only married couple to both be in the WWE Hall of Fame. Although they're both impressive athletes, we're especially wowed by Phoenix, a Buffalo, New York native. That's because she wasn't always the glamorous, ferocious contender audiences saw in the ring, having to overcome numerous obstacles before finding success. 

Phoenix grew up watching wrestling and became "the first female varsity wrestler in her high school's history," according to her WWE bio, which is a big accomplishment considering many women who enter the world of wrestling are originally dancers or models. The champ later became "a member of USA Wrestling, an amateur Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling association."

After high school, Phoenix got a degree in criminal justice, per her WWE bio, and then set her sights on wrestling full-time. She began with success, but during a fight on June 5, 2006, she broke her lower jawbone, according to the Bleacher Report. This injury kept her out of the ring through 2007.

When she came back to WWE, Phoenix named herself the "Glamazon," according to her bio, and she dominated in the Divas division. Phoenix was so successful that she received an induction into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Phoenix retired from the wrestling world in October 2012, in what an article from the Bleacher Report described as an "end of an era" for Divas.

Beth Phoenix still has love for the WWE

Although Elizabeth "Beth Phoenix" Copeland is retired, she remains active in the wrestling world, serving as a commentator on WWE's NXT, according to her bio on WWE. The mom-of-two daughters even jumped back into the ring for the "WWE Women's Tag Team Titles alongside her best friend, Natalya Neidhart, at WrestleMania 35," per the website. What's more? Her legend lives on in the form of Mattel-made WWE figurines, an honor she gushed about in a March 2020 tweet. "I can't believe I'll get to share my excitement over this with my girls," she replied to a fan who tweeted about the upcoming release of a new Beth Phoenix figurine. 

Fans of Phoenix might see her at WrestleMania 36, which is set to take place between April 4 and 5, 2020. It's rumored the wrestler and Natalya will face off against Kanako "Asuka" Urai and Kaori "Kairi Sane" Housako for the 2020 WWE's Women's Tag Team Titles Match, but it hasn't been confirmed yet, per Wrestling Inc. Either way, the annual event will be a different experience for fans this year because the matches will be filmed from an "empty" WWE Performance Center due to the coronavirus outbreak, per CBS Sports.

Outside of the WWE, Phoenix is a mental health advocate and is currently a "WCU Clinical Mental Health Counseling student," according to her Twitter bio. She even serenades her 9,000+ followers with videos of her guitar skills. Talk about a jack-of-all-trades, right?