In an interview with The Citizen Times, 2017 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Beth Phoenix commented on a variety of topics, including getting the call from the WWE and how being part of the company is all she ever wanted.
“With my career I knew I wanted to work for WWE. There was no other company that I wanted to work for. I took my career incrementally/ I wanted to get hired; that’s all I wanted, was to get one paycheck from WWE. Then I wanted to have a TV match, then a match against the champion, then I wanted to be champion. When I retired (in October 2012), it was in the back of my mind that maybe I had accomplished enough to be recognized, but I sure wasn’t certain and it didn’t take away from how much I cherished my career.”
The interview is available in full at this link.