Today In History: Beth Phoenix Returns (July 9, 2007)

On this day in history, 13 years ago, Beth Phoenix made her return to WWE following a jaw injury the previous year. The Women’s Champion Candice Michelle and Mickie James were set to take on Jillian Hall and Melina in Tag Team action until Melina came out to announce her ‘injury’ would prevent her from competing. She then brought out Phoenix as her replacement. Phoenix dominated Mickie in the early going, tagging in Jillian to continue the offense.

Mickie managed to tag in Candice, who cleaned the house while Mickie and Beth were brawling outside the ring. As she celebrated her victory, Phoenix attacked her from behind, allowing Jillian and Melina, who faked the injury, join in on the attack. Mickie cleared the ring, forcing the heel Divas to retreat. The commentary did not mention history between Beth and Mickie that was teased in Beth’s original debut.

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