Beth Phoenix on Advice to Young WWE NXT Talent Trying to Get Over, Her Glamazon Persona

Posted By James Walsh on 11/29/21

In a recent interview on Out of Character with Ryan Satin, Beth Phoenix discussed what she wanted to achieve with her Glamazon character, her advice to NXT talent on how to connect to fans, and much more. You can read her comments below.

Beth Phoenix on how she came up with her Glamazon gimmick what she wanted to achieve with her character: “I heard the term and I was like, that’s a wrestling moniker. At the time, other than the Ninth Wonder of the World, the women weren’t really branded with a moniker, like The Rock. I felt like I was in a transitional period in the women’s division. That era that I was in, we had lost a lot of the golden era, so to speak – Trish, Jazz, Lita, and all those characters. We were rebuilding the division. During that landscape, there weren’t any girls with that moniker. It was more them using their names. I felt like I was just trying to do everything I could to stand out, and so I was like, I’m just going to brand myself The Glamazon and wear a tiara. So, if I only get 30 seconds on TV, you might not remember my name, but you’ll be like, ‘Oh, that’s the girl with the tiara. That’s the tiara girl.’ I was hoping Glamazon would be a good hook. A name like Beth might be a common name, but you might remember, ‘Ooh, Glamazon, that’s kind of neat. She’s like a big Amazonian type of woman.’ I was trying to connect with the audience to give them something memorable so that in the women’s division, I would be one that would stand out.”

On her advice to NXT talent on getting over with fans: “If any young talent in NXT comes to talk to me, that’s what I tell them – characters, characters. Get over. Connect and know who you are, no matter what the circumstances are in front of you or the person you’re wrestling that night, if you know who you are, you’ll always be able to convey that to the audience. But if you’re not sure, it shows. It shows you don’t know who you are and you’re not quite sure and you’re kind of throwing spaghetti against the wall. Our audience really connects with characters that are real definable and know themselves. Sasha Banks is The Boss. She comes out, and I get it. I get Sasha Banks. In our fast-moving business, you want to be a real tight package that is branded really well.”