The Wrestling Observer is reporting that several officials within WWE have begun to sour on Beth Phoenix. There were rumors circulating of this nature awhile back when Phoenix was not seen on TV in over a month, however, things seemed to look more positive for the diva once she returned. However, it's now being reported that WWE is unsure how to use Phoenix at the moment, so they decided to split Rosa Mendes away from her and have her work with Carlito.
In an interview with Slam! Wrestling, WWE US Champion had the following to say about being left off this year's SummerSlam card: "It's bittersweet. I would definitely love to be on the card and be involved, but as of now, I'm not."