WWE has a “Where Are They Now?” piece on Beth Phoenix. She talks extensively about leaving the company and becoming a mother as her and Adam “Edge” Copeland have an 11 month year old daughter named Lyric.
Below is an excerpt from the piece:
WWE.COM: First off, what have you been up to since we last saw you in a WWE ring?
BETH PHOENIX: Oh, my gosh! Life has been nuts in the last two years. I’ve been doing a lot of shuffling and moving around, and the biggest thing that’s happened is that I became a mother!
I got pregnant five or six months after I retired, and then it was off to the races! It was a complete change of gears, and I was refocusing my life on my family. That was the reason I left WWE — not to have a baby, but to spend time with family. That was just a wonderful side result of spending time at home and being with my family. That was awesome, and it’s been a big change.
WWE.COM: How does being a mom compare with your life in WWE?
BETH: It’s challenging, but in different ways. The challenge with WWE was keeping up with the schedule and trying to stay healthy and uninjured during that time. Now, with motherhood, the biggest responsibility is trying to protect this little baby and care for her and her needs. So the shift has gone from a very egocentric world to making sure that she’s okay. So it’s just a shift in your priorities. I’m learning so much about myself. That’s the biggest difference. I’d say the speed doesn’t change, but it’s just in different areas. It’s still a fast-moving life.
WWE.COM: Speaking of the future, is there any chance of a Beth Phoenix return at some point?
BETH: Hey, I would say there’s always a chance. Never say never. I can’t tell you what tomorrow brings, let alone next year. But I’m physically capable and it’s always possible.
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