A new threat to dominant Divas Champion Beth Phoenix has emerged, in the form of the ultra-intense challenger Tamina Snuka. Can "The Warrior Princess" dethrone The Glamazon when the two clash for the title at WWE Elimination Chamber?
Having plowed through the Divas division since winning the "Butterfly Championship" at WWE Hell in a Cell last October, Phoenix recently declared to WWE.com that she was bored with her lack of competition. In no uncertain terms, she stated that there are no legitimate contenders to her title and plans on being Divas Champion forever.
However, Tamina has apparently taken issue with The Glamazons bold pronouncements. The daughter of WWE Hall of Famer "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka has proven herself a tough and animalistic opponent, one that Beth has yet to best one-on-one in the squared circle though the two dangerous Divas have certainly seen what the other can do in through tag team showdowns.
The fuse to their explosive pay-per-view showdown was lit on the Feb. 10 edition of SmackDown. After defeating an agile Alicia Fox, Phoenix prepared to inflict further harm on her conquered adversary. However, The Fabulous Firebird's assault was interrupted when Taminas music hit the speakers and the tenacious second-generation Diva stormed the ring.
Rather than attacking each other, their eyes locked in an intense stare down each wearing a hint of a smile that seemed to indicate that they both welcomed the other's challenge. Whether it was a sign of mutual respect, enmity or amusement, that shared look foreshadowed a looming bout between the pair.
Beth Phoenix might have spoken too soon when she declared that there were no worthy rivals left for her in the Divas division. Tamina will bring not only her impressive size, strength and speed to the ring, but also a proven and impactful weapon her fathers earth-shattering splash off the top rope.
When the powerhouse Divas Champion faces her most feral foe will she be able to continue her dominant run on top? Find out when WWE Elimination Chamber airs live on pay-per-view Sunday, Feb. 19, starting at 8 ET / 5 PT.