Performance pressure

Performance pressure

At Unforgiven, Jerry "The King" Lawler said that Beth Phoenix had "an appetite for the WWE Women's Championship."  For the Glamazon, that night in Memphis still gives her heartburn.

Phoenix had bullied and overpowered her fellow WWE Divas since her June return to Raw and was in the process of doing the same to Candice Michelle en route to what she hoped would be her first Women's Championship. But what many experts believed would be Phoenix's coronation as the new Women's Champion went awry. The resourceful Candice turned a backbreaker attempt by Phoenix into a crucifix roll-up, earning a sudden, shocking three-count over the towering Glamazon bully.

Now, as Phoenix prepares to face the champion in a rematch for the title at No Mercy, the pressure is increasingly on the Glamazon to capitalize on her golden opportunity. She can hear the whispers. "Is the Glamazon all hype? Is Beth Phoenix really a Glamazon or a ‘Glamazero'?"

More than ever, Phoenix wants to prove that she can carry the weight of her enormous potential. The embarrassment of losing at Unforgiven makes the self-proclaimed "uber-Diva" red with anger and could make her more dangerous than ever at No Mercy. But with pressure mounting to bring the Women's gold home, could the Glamazon be her own worst enemy? Could she psyche herself out and choke at No Mercy?

Meanwhile, Candice and pressure have become close friends. All year long and throughout her title reign, the covergirl-turned-Women's Champion has had to prove she's more than just a pretty face and not a fluke. While the Glamazon must prove that she is not all talk, Candice has to silence some skeptics who believe she got lucky at Unforgiven.

Pinning Candice on Raw several weeks ago in mixed tag-team action showed Phoenix can get the job done. But can the powerful challenger pin the champ with the gold on the line at No Mercy? Will the Divas in the Women's Division find themselves looking up -- literally -- at the towering Glamazon as their new champion in Chicago? 

Find out this Sunday, Oct. 7 at No Mercy, live and only on pay-per-view.

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