Beth Phoenix took a risk.
At Survivor Series 2011, Beth Phoenix defended her WWE Divas Title against Eve Torres in a Lumberjill match. The bout was highlighted by Phoenix hitting a Super Glam Slam on Eve, leading to the finish. In an interview with Ring The Belle, Phoenix revealed that the spot was not part of the original match.
"Eve is one of my favorite humans on the planet. Nattie and I always joke that we hate Eve because she's gorgeous, she's like a genius. She has an engineering degree. She's brilliant, she's a jiu-jitsu master, and she's one of the nicest humans on the planet. So, we hate Eve," joked Phoenix. "I love that I got to work [with] Eve. I had Nattie out there, and this is Madison Square Garden, the same place where Bret [Hart] vs. Owen [Hart] took place, which is the match that inspired me to become a wrestler. [The Super Glam Slam], we weren't supposed to do. Eve and I were like, 'we'll take the flack.' They were concerned about the danger aspect. It was too dangerous. I get that. But Eve and I knew that would be the moment from the match. We knew that the match would be fine, but this is what it's going to take to make this memorable. If they fire me, I worked in Madison Square Garden. We took a risk and believed in ourselves."
Pulling off a Super Glam Slam in Madison Square Garden was just one step in Phoenix helping to push the WWE Women's Revolution. You can view her comments on how she contributed to the evolution by clicking here.
You can view highlights from the bout with Eve at Survivor Series in the video above.