Beth Phoenix captured the win in the all-Diva Battle Royal at SummerSlam and an opportunity to challenge Candice Michelle for the Women's Championship.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – At the end of the Divas Battle Royal at SummerSlam, Beth Phoenix remained the last woman standing. The beautiful — but deadly — Glamazon emerged victorious among the dozen Divas from across the WWE brands: Raw, SmackDown and ECW. In an impressive victory, Phoenix helped hurl her opponents over the ring ropes for the win and the opportunity to challenge Candice Michelle for the Women’s Championship.
As Candice Michelle watched the action from her perch at ringside, the squared circle erupted into mayhem the moment the bell rang. As the Divas clashed, one by one they found themselves eliminated, tossed out of the ring and onto the unforgiving floor below.
After ten of the Divas were purged, it all came down to the final two, Phoenix and Michelle McCool. The SmackDown Diva unloaded a series of blows on Phoenix, but the Glamazon’s power would prove insurmountable. After shaking off the blows, the Raw Diva clutched McCool in her commanding arms, raised the All-American girl on her shoulder and tossed her over the top ring rope.
As Phoenix basked in the capacity crowd’s admiration, Candice Michelle sat stunned. Was she simply soaking in the match, or had she just glimpsed her future in the form of Phoenix’s decisive victory?