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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