sources: Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Pro Wrestling Torch
Beth Phoenix's injury two weeks ago during a Superstars taping was significantly worse than originally let on. During a bout with Rosa Mendes, she jumped off the turnbuckle, resulting in her left knee giving out. She was diagnosed with a bone bruise, a torn and displaced meniscus — a sprained MCL and a torn ACL — which required surgery. She underwent the surgery yesterday in Birmingham, Alabama under Dr. James Andrews and is expected to be out of action for approximately six months.
Initial reaction to the seriousness of her injury is that a lot of people within WWE now regret cutting Mickie James loose last month, since the company is left with marginal depth on the SmackDown babyface side. It's said that James' behavior on the European tour was the deciding factor in letting her go. However, her release had been brewing as there was talk of cutting her prior WrestleMania due to her behavior. Notably, James had a few run-ins with Batista with things becoming so heated that he threatened to quit if she wasn't fired. Undertaker had to step in to calm him down.
Well how funny is this i even took some time to have a little giggle to myself after i read the news and it seems like karma has come into to play. But it's also interesting that it was Batista who was the reason for her firing and with the reports that batista is leaving the company i wonder if the WWE had known that he was going to leave they would not have fired mickie. Also they are thinking about moving Gail Kim to smackdown to fill Beths place so that probably means she could be in line for a push.