In 2004, she began working for Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), and signed a developmental contract with WWE in October 2005.
At the October 4 OVW television tapings, however, Phoenix defeated Serena to win the championship.She lost the championship to Victoria Crawford in a gauntlet match on October 20, and won it back the next day; however, Crawford's title reign is not officially recognised, and as a result, neither is Phoenix's second reign.As a result, she had numerous surgeries and returned to OVW for further training.While there, she won the OVW Women's Championship twice, although her second reign is not officially recognized by OVW.She returned to the Raw brand in July 2007, and was heavily pushed, dominating the other WWE Divas and gaining the nickname, "The Glamazon".
She won her first WWE Women's Championship at the No Mercy pay-per-view in October, and held it for six months.
She returned two years later and defeated Nikki Roxx, but was bested in the second round by eventual winner Alicia.
The following month, Phoenix appeared at the inaugural taping for the Ring of Honor sister promotion Shimmer Women Athletes; during Volume 1 she was pinned by Shimmer founder Allison Danger but scored an upset victory in a non-title match against NWA Midwest Women's Champion Ms Chif.
After her debut in May 2001, she wrestled for numerous independent promotions.
She also appeared at the inaugural Shimmer Women Athletes shows.
On the March 18, 2019 episode of Raw, Phoenix came out of retirement to reform her 2011–2012 tag team The Divas of Doom with Natalya, with the duo unsuccessfully trying to capture the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship at Wrestle Mania 35.