She is best known for her time in the WWE, where she wrestled on the Raw brand and is a former WWE Divas Champion & WWE Women's Champion.Kocianski had a successful amateur wrestling career in high school, before being trained by the All Knighters.In October 2011, Phoenix won the WWE Divas Championship for the first time and lost it in April 2012.Kocianski began wrestling on the Elmira, New York Notre Dame High School scholastic wrestling team.Like usual, That Other Wiki has a complete rundown on her career.
She was in and out of the business in like a year or 2 and did absolutely nothing to change it.
Her life goal was, according to her, to become a professional wrestler, and she believed that having a solid amateur background would help her reach it.
After graduating from high school in 1998, she enrolled in both a professional wrestling school and Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.
With her amateur wrestling skill and physical strength, she quickly developed in one of the best female wrestlers in business while working for a multitude of promotions such as Cleveland All Pro Wrestling, Apocalypse Wrestling Federation(women's champion), GLORY(first champion), Kiryoku Pro and Far North Wrestling(cruiser weight champion).
It earned her a contract with Ohio Valley Wrestling, an invitation to SHIMMER and eventually the WWE Women's Championship three times and the Divas championship once.