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Beth Phoenix departing NXT commentary, will remain with WWE

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Beth Phoenix will be departing the NXT commentary desk following Sunday's WarGames event.

Phoenix issued a statement today announcing that she's decided to step away from her weekly NXT commentary role to spend more time with her family. Phoenix noted that she'll remain part of WWE.

Phoenix has been a member of the NXT commentary team alongside Vic Joseph and Wade Barrett.

"Ahead of WarGames, I wanted to share that this Sunday will be my final night in NXT. While I will remain a part of WWE, I have made the choice to step away from the weekly broadcast booth to spend more time with my family. This was not an easy decision, as I have loved my three plus years and 135 episodes with NXT and am incredibly proud of the brand," Phoenix wrote.

"I will forever be grateful to Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett, Nigel McGuinness, Tom Phillips, Mauro Ranallo, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Michael Cole, and my entire NXT family both in and out of the ring for the amazing opportunity. NXT will always be a part of me and Auntie Betty will always be a part of NXT. Leave the porch light on for me!"

Phoenix was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017.

WarGames will be NXT's first streaming special since being rebranded as "NXT 2.0."