Diva Draft 2011: Beth Phoenix to Raw

Welcome to the fourth annual edition of our Diva Draft feature here at Diva Dirt! If you haven’t been with us over the last couple of years, the premise is simple — each year, we make several predictions/suggestions for the WWE Draft in the lead-up to it taking place. This year’s Draft is set for Monday and promises to shake things up once again. Check back over the next week leading up to the Draft for our picks!


Back in 2009 during the Diva Trade, it seemed like a nifty idea to move the Glamazon over to the SmackDown brand with such Divas as Michelle McCool, Mickie James and Natalya. There was also the Women’s Championship. Now? Three of those four things are gone and we’ve already seen Beth exhaust her feud potential with Michelle. Simply put, it’s time for Beth to return to Raw!

Beth had a pretty stellar time on SmackDown between October ’09 and May last year, when she was unfortunately sidelined with an ACL tear. Upon her return we figured she’d come back on top form, finish her feud with LayCool and go onto capture the Divas Championship in quick succession. That didn’t happen. After a stellar Tables Match last December, Beth then faded into the background and hasn’t really done much of note since.

We want our Glamzon back! She’s done her time on SmackDown, now it’s time for her to return to prominence. Moving her to Raw could lead to a feud between her and the Bella Twins over the Divas Championship. How about putting the belt on Beth and then having Awesome Kong debut in a program with the Glamazon?

Not to mention that Beth’s ‘Divas of Destruction’ partner, Natalya, is over on Raw too. We could see them reunited against the Bellas — perhaps even two-on-one against Kong!

Perhaps lending credence to a possible Beth switch is the fact that her WWE.com profile page lists her under Raw and not SmackDown: http://www.wwe.com/superstars/raw/bethphoenix. Clue, red herring or simple human error? It’s unlikely that the WWE.com staff know the results of the Draft as yet, so I’d take this with a pinch of salt for now. But still, it could be an idea for tonight’s show.

Your thoughts? Beth to Raw – yay or nay?

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  • xxcountrygirl4everxx

    late Saturday afternoon UK Time/Early Saturday Morning USA Time Beth Phoenix’s WWE Diva Profile stated that she was ”A WWE Raw Diva” although it was still showing up as a ”Blue” Background on her WWE Profile to represent SmackDown how ever that has since changed and Beth Phoenix’s WWE Profile she now states that she is ”A SmackDown Diva”

  • Melina&Mickie4ever!

    Im all for Beth to return to Raw , since Mickie & Natalya left she just lost her way on SD there really isnt nothing left for her to do there. When Mickie was still here and Beth was still a Heel I was loving her on SD. Now its just like BLAH! So Im Yay for the Glamazon to return to Raw nd fued with The Bellas and Capture The Divas Championship and feud with KONG! And GlamHart can be re-united and it will feel sooo good lol

  • 04bia

    good choice, im looking foward to see beth back on raw. lets just say shes done everything on sd! her feud with mccool and layla was awesome. ecspecially when they they had the tag team feud with laycool! but yh beth needs to go back to raw and have a fresh start. i personally enjoyed beth more o smackdown, maybe cos they got more air time. on raw you dont get much of that. beth got promo time and lengthy matches (well last year) now that sd lacks divas, it was hard to find her something to do, as we’ve seen her feud (with the only 2 heels) laycool. so theres nothing more she could have done.
    also i really dont wanna see beth in 2 minute matches thats just a pain in the *ss!!!

    anyway i really hope beth gets a push for the divas championship she rightfully deserves

  • wl75

    This is the one that I think is most likely, and also makes the most sense…you could have a storyline that Eve gets traded to SD (continuing the heel turn by being “screwed” out of the title match- even though it’s a cross-brand title), the Bellas celebrate in the ring, then the GM chimes in and announces that the title shot will go to the Diva who’s coming to Raw- cue up the randomizer and when the Glamazon pops up, the Bellas react like they just hit a Whammy…

    Have the title match either at the PPV or (if they decide to have Layla vs Michelle at the PPV) the night after- Beth wins despite a Twin Magic switch, and then the new champ has some Kharma coming to her…..

  • http://twitter.com/ClassicJeffry ClassicKellyEve

    They should do it IMO, ever since Mickie was released, and Nattie went to Raw

    and bring the Women’s Champ back, and make it special to RAW, (divas champ for SD),and then RAW should be filled with top in-ring skill divas like : Beth, Kong *cough* Karma, G.Kim, Melina, Natalya, Tamina, Michelle. While SD has the Divas Champion with divas like : The Bellas, Eve, Kaitlyn, Kelly and Layla.

  • http://www.twitter.com/wwerobertn WWERobertN

    I’m kinda not shocked is she goes to RAW. With the debut of Kong or ‘ehem’ Kharma coming soon, it’s a power vs power match that every WWE Diva fan is actually looking forward to. But I do hope that they give Kharma a rivalry against Gail Kim also because they put on some epic matches!

  • suman2135

    beth must go back to raw.she used to be the queen of raw in 07,08 and i wanna see her go one one against kharma and then have a full fledged heel turn and then fued with natalya.
    and yeah hope beth wins her first divas championship as well.am bored with bellas being divas championship am not blaming them but the crappy booking of wwe

  • CursedMilkshake

    @suman2135 You’re bored with Brie being the Divas Champ? She’s had only 1 match as champion, you shouldn’t judge that quickly imo

  • G32106

    I’m all for Beth going to raw, but the Smackdown divas won’t have a title to compete for! I just wish WWE would bring back the Women’s championship. I’m seriously getting tired of looking at the butterfly belt!!!

  • suman2135

    as i said am bored with brie becos of the booking with the whole switcheroo thing .i have a strong feeling that the switch thing will be taking place all the time in the further matches.if am proved wrong in the following weeks ill be happy

  • SherriShepherdWWE

    i think it is a complete given that Beth will be going to Raw, with all the teases on her twitter page about something awesome is gonna happen to her soon, and about awesome kong and everything, i think it complete sense that she goes to Raw, but i do think that leaves a huge gap in the Smackdown roster, they need at least 2 divas to go over to Smackdown lol,

  • She-Wolf

    I really hope that WWE does the right thing and ignores Brie’s comments to Eve, and the Diva’s title can be defended on both shows. With that said, I’d still like to see the ‘divas’ on Smackdown (The botches could then be edited out, although I think all the divas except maybe Rosa are capable of putting on a good show now) and all the wrestlers on Raw.
    I’m just so angry at WWE still for getting rid of the Women’s title there are so many talented women on the roster now and they barely have any time to shine!
    I think the Divas need their own show, or they need to bring in a second title.

    If the title can only be defended on Raw now, I’m really seeing a big roster shake-up for the Divas.

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  • DaWayne999

    I’m all for beth moving to really. I just hope she isn’t the first to fued with kong, as to they will want to make her really dominant. But besides that I could definatly see with her coming a much needed heel turn for eve, and her and kong can bring destruction upon to the other divas

  • Rhawk

    About this discussion for a seconary title, I really doubt they need one, since there are so few divas on SmackDown anyway that when they’ll be stuck with fueding with the same people over and over, and that would be a little dull. However IF they had to make another set of titles for the divas… key word ‘titleS’, I’d say create a Divas Tag Team Championship. I mean they have so many divas on both brands sitting out there doing sod all, so they might as well use them up, I mean e could see the likes of the Bellas VS GlamaHart, The Foxxy Sisters (Alicia and Christina, if both are on the main roster at the time) VS Kelly Kelly & Kaitlyn, Melina & Rosa VS Eve & Gail, they have the chance to make some okay matches, and lord knows they would have a better tag division than TNA, and this is WWE we are talking about, who doesn’t care enough for their male tag division!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/madslam200959 madslam2009

    I totally agree that a Beth-Nattie vs Bella Twins feud would be simply divine. This is a draft pic that I can really see happening. Beth as well as a few other drafts is just the right spark for the Divas Division.

  • http://vetaj.blogspot.com NurseBetty

    I do think with Kong coming to RAW they might trade Beth.

  • StarInferno

    yay i missed her n u hve so many gud ideas!!!!!

  • http://vetaj.blogspot.com NurseBetty

    I dont know why you all are upset about that the Women’s Championship being retired. That belt has been discontinued and retired so many times. Remember the Alundra Blayze incident, Trish retiring the title in retirement match and etc? It’ll probably be back again. Stop whining.

  • http://vetaj.blogspot.com NurseBetty

    I don’t think Eve is going anywhere. She is considered to be there top diva over there. Dont expect Eve to be drafted.

    I think the Brie’s speech was to remind the audience of the draft thats coming up. I read the draft was suppose to happen in late May or early June, but moved up because of Edge retiring and new Superstars coming in. I dont think the belt will only be on Raw.

  • http://vetaj.blogspot.com NurseBetty

    I dont want Beth teaming up with anybody and I definitely dont want a Divas Tag Titles. Enough with the teams please. The divas need to do there own things. Have you seen the divas tag match, no thank you on thr tag titles.

    WWE have a hard time focusing on the Divas themselves and the Divas Championship. Why bring in another title that wont get much attention? Take a look at how they are handling the mens tag division. Hello?

  • NaomiNightfan2011

    Yay! She certainly got a lot more air time on RAW than she has on Smackdown, plus with Kharma potentially on the same brand, think of the feud they could have (Add Gail and Natalya and that could provide many fan’s dream wish)

  • WWFoverWWE

    Nice idea and I agree, but I wouldn’t put it past management to keep her where she is

  • WWFoverWWE

    wait wouldn’t drafting Beth to Raw be totally contradicting what it said on Alicia’s fox to smackdown post, where it said “I wanna see a beth vs. alicia match or fued”?