The champion didn’t let anything stand in her way of reaching the brass ring. Although she did have some help along the way. Nora Greenwald (Molly Holly) put a good word in for Phoenix, and that led to her stint with Ohio Valley Wrestling, WWE’s developmental territory. Much like those who assisted her down the road, the champion tries to give back as much as possible.
“I made myself available to girls at that school and gave them my email, so if they do need help or support they know they can reach out to me, and I can help them,” Phoenix said.
“You can pick someone out who has passion and that really wants to do this but just needs a little bit of encouragement. Only you can do it for you, but Molly gave me that support that I needed and that little encouragement to show that someone believes in me. Not only someone but the women’s champion believes in me.
“It was like, ‘Holy cow. If she believes in me, the sky is the limit. I can do this.’ That is really all it took to block out all the haters and all naysayers to move forward no matter what anyone else thought. Molly was that inspiration for me.”