The following are highlights from a new interview with WWE Diva Beth Phoenix:
Phoenix on returning home: "A lot of people may not remember, but the last time I was in Buffalo, I was Women’s Champion and I lost the title to LayCool in a handicap match. It’s kind of bittersweet… this feels like it’s coming full circle."
Phoenix on her last time in Buffalo: "That was actually the last appearance of the Women’s Championship. It was the end of the road for the Championship, and it was also the end of the road for my last title reign so it was very sentimental. I actually went in for surgery after that match and I had wrestled that match with a torn ACL and my knee all taped up. To think that I have an opportunity to walk into Buffalo and possibly win the Diva's Championship in front of that very same crowd and start a new chapter and begin a new legacy is not only exciting and cool but also very sentimental to me."
Phoenix on her favorite opponents: "There have been many. I have enjoyed working with different people for different reasons. When I first came into the WWE I enjoyed working with Candice Michelle, a girl who was a model and seemed to live a carefree life and worked really hard to become a WWE Diva. To me it was remarkable to watch her transformation and see her dig so deep and have such a passion for this business."
"My other favorite opponent – whom I haven’t had many opportunities to compete against because most of the time she’s on my side – is Natalya. She has the pedigree, coming from the Hart family, and I have always admired them. Competing against her is the closest I will ever get to stepping into the ring with Bret Hart or Davey Boy Smith."
Check out the complete interview online at BuffaloWins.com.