Once this month has wrapped and all independent obligations have been fulfilled, Beth Phoenix will be a free agent. Now, there are a couple of things to understand.
1. She can still work under the Beth Phoenix name as she had been using it before entering WWE and so any references to the Phoenix name can be done on camera and advertised in print as well.
2. For the past year, Phoenix has been described as "going through the motions" by those close to the situation. On a related note, Lisa Marie Varon, (whom we TNA fans know as Tara) had been described the very same way before debuting under the TNA name Tara. On a further related note, Gail Kim and Mickie James were also described the same way.
If and when Ms. Phoenix decides what to do with her newfound freedom, we could be looking at something special. TNA has some spots to fill on their Knockouts roster with the losses of Velvet Sky, Angelina Love, and Winter and I have been saying that Vince and company need to just let the Diva's Division die as their focus is virtually MIA as it is. With Beth Phoenix on her way out, only Natalya remains to potentially join the Knockouts.
Now that my momentary outrage over this past weeks' Impact has passed, my hope has returned, for the most part. I'm sure that things will improve and be put back in motion to finally build each match into a power card for Bound for Glory.