Cattie’s Catch Up: Beth Phoenix vs Candice Michelle for the WWE Womens Championship at Unforgiven 2007 (September, 16th 2007)
Welcome All to this weeks secondary reflective look back at a moment in women’s wrestling, and as the news appropriately broke at the start of the week that rumored inductee Beth Phoenix would indeed be the next female to go into the WWE Hall of Fame, this weeks post has a look back at another of Phoenix’s matches in the company, as the Professed “Glamazon” battled someone also ascending in the ring at the time, Candice Michelle, back at WWE Unforgiven 2007.
Phoenix had earned this opportunity through her dominance, overcoming fellow women’s superstars at Summerslam, the Pay Per View prior to the event, in a battle royal to take the title of Number One Contender. The Match against Candice at Unforgiven marked Phoenix’s first opportunity to contend for the Women’s Championship on Pay Per View, and marked her first PPV loss also as Candice overthrew the dominant performer with a roll up to keep the title in hand. This would only fuel Phoenix to pursue the title she believed she deserved again, eventually winning it from her at the follow up Pay Per View, WWE No Mercy, going on to have a huge push as the dominant female she was portrayed as from that year onward.