Beth Phoenix Talks About Origins Of "The Glamazon" Nickname


Beth Phoenix recently appeared as a guest on the Out Of Character podcast for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.

During the appearance, the WWE Hall of Fame legend spoke about the origins of her nickname, "The Glamazon," originating from the HBO television series "Sex in the City."

Featured below is an excerpt from the interview where she touches on this topic with her thoughts.

“I heard the term and I’m like, yes, 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.”

Check out the complete interview at Apple.com. H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the above quotes.

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