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As usual I try to showcase the current class of WWE Hall Of Famers whenever I do one of these countdowns. Beth Phoenix a.k.a. The Glamazon is being inducted into this years hall of fame as part of the class of 2017 and so I wanted to feature a match with her in, but in my opinion, she was poorly booked in the WWE. After searching for a match, I chose the Playboy Bunnymania Lumberjill match that she was in when she teamed up with Melina to face Maria Kanellis and Ashley Massaro at WrestleMania XXIV which took place from the same place as this years WrestleMania, the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The match started off pretty poorly as Beth Phoenix and Ashley were the two in the ring first. Ashley would nail a huricanrana of sorts into a pin attempt, but Beth kicked out. Beth would send her to the corner where Maria was able to tag in as they both delivered a double hip toss to Phoenix who ended up going to her corner and was tagged out by Melina. Maria would just end up tossing Melina outside who was attacked and thrown in by some of the Lumberjills.
Eventually a distraction by Beth Phoenix would allow Melina to throw a thumb to the eye of Ashley. Melina then decided to return the favor as she tossed out Ashley to the lumberjills side that featured Victoria, Maryse, Jillian Hall, and more. As soon as she went back into the ring, Melina tagged in Beth and catapulted Ashley right into her arms as she squeezed the life out of Ashley. She would drop her and an elbow before going back and tagging Melina back into the match. Melina would screw up a attempt to cheap shot Maria which allowed Ashley to tag her in, but as soon as Maria went on an offensive flurry, the lights to the arena went out. After some lights came on, Maria was still on the offensive and she hit a a move from the top rope slamming Beth’s head down on the mat. As soon as she went for the cover, Santino was there to pull her off of Beth. Jerry Lawler had decided that he had enough of him and he slugged him right in the face. This however gave Beth Phoenix time to regroup and hit Maria with a Fisherman’s suplex slam and the cover for the 1-2-3.