Beth Phoenix Discusses Her Injury, Layla’s Title Win & Eve’s New Role

In an interview with WWE.com, former Divas Champion Beth Phoenix discussed her injury, Layla‘s surprise return and Eve‘s new powerful role in which she axed the Bella twins.

About being removed from the title match:

“I was in a state of shock,” a frustrated Beth told WWE.com in a phone interview from her home in Buffalo, N.Y. “I’d been told I would be allowed to compete regardless of the injury, but I guess when the doctor’s report came back it was a different story. It doesn’t matter. This is a road I’ve been down before. But I would have competed hurt – I’ve done that before too.”

Layla’s win:

“Layla hasn’t earned anything,” Beth said with a hiss. “I mean, who’d she ever beat? No one should be No. 1 contender until I’m cleared. There shouldn’t have even been a Divas Championship Match at Extreme Rules. … When I return, I’m not only going to beat up Layla, I’m going to bust her other knee, and make sure that she goes away and never comes back. She has no idea what she has gotten herself into.”

Eve in her new role:

“Eve’s making a statement in her role,” Beth said. “She’s flexing her muscles a little bit, and I respect that. Eve and I actually have a lot in common in that we’re both strong, powerful women wanting to get more in a man’s world. That said, I don’t like being talked down to, and I don’t like being taken for granted. If Eve ever challenges me, then she’s going to have her hands full.”

Read the full interview by clicking here.

What do you think about Beth’s statements? Do you think Layla should be looking over her shoulder?

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