Beth Phoenix Appreciates WWE Letting Her Work Remotely During Pandemic
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Beth said the it took many hours of hard work for it to be possible for her to fulfill her NXT commentary duties from the safety of her own home. Beth said, “First of all, it took a team of people. From the tech side, production, the other broadcasters. Not to mention everybody bending over backwards to keep myself and my family safe. My mom has some extreme heart issues. So me being able to work remotely truly kept my family safe, and Adam had just gotten hurt, so he was rehabbing. It was just a really difficult time, as it was for everybody, for my family over the summer and into the fall. So for WWE to give me the opportunity to work remotely, I am so grateful for that.”
Beth admitted that working from home caused some extra anxiety and stress but is still very thankful for everyone that made it possible. Beth said, “It was challenging for me, but not nearly as challenging as it was for those at the desk who were trying to navigate. You know the WiFi bar on your phone? How that can impose anxiety? Imagine that during a live TakeOver. So it took a whole team of people to make that happen. Really, being at the forefront of technology for that. I can’t send out enough thank-you’s for that and I’ve tried to tell everybody personally. But I’m going to send one more giant thank you for everybody that worked hard so I could do that remotely at home.”
Beth returned to the building a few months ago on January 21 to bring all three current commentators together for the first time. Her colleague Wade Barrett has been working remote for the past 3 weeks. No reason has been given for Barrett’s absence from the building, only the explanation that he is ‘trapped’ in Dexter Lumis’ basement.
Check out the portion of the interview where Beth discusses remote work below courtesy of Sportskeeda.