Beth Copeland has as many roles as any one person can have. She is a wife, mother of two, daughter, sister, athlete, musician, master degree student, and during her years in the ring with World Wrestling Entertainment as Both Phoenix, she was a four-time world champion.

And if that wasn’t enough Beth is a founding member of Eblen’s Headlock on Hunger program where she not only serves as a board member and national vice-chair, but has spent countless hours volunteering, promoting Headlock on Hunger, and collecting and delivering food to help ensure that no child has to face hunger while away from school.

This past Friday in Orlando, Beth was honored for her amazing career by being inducted into the prestigious WWE Hall of Fame. Her career began on the mats of Elmira Notre Dame High School, where she competed on the boy’s wrestling team, ran track and played tennis.

An honor roll student, Beth went on to Canisius College after graduation, where she continued her wrestling career and earned a degree in criminal justice.

Upon graduating from college, Beth made her WWE debut in 2006 taking the world of sports entertainment by storm for six years, retiring in 2012. Beth also broke new ground once again last Friday as she joined her husband Adam (16 time world champion and WWE Superstar Edge) in the WWE Hall of Fame, making them the first couple to be inducted.

This past month Beth agreed to join Headlock on Hunger National Chairman, WWE Executive Vice-President and Hall of Fame Member, Fox and CBS Sports commentator, and creator of the Ross Report podcast, Jim Ross
as new National Vice- Chair.

“I am honored and thrilled to have been offered the role of National Vice-Chair for Headlock on Hunger. This local effort is near and dear to my heart because, being a mother to two beautiful little girls, I know how important it is to nourish our children’s bodies, challenge their minds and meet their needs,” states Beth.

“No child should feel empty. A full tummy is a basic necessity for a child to be able to learn, grow and play. Most of all, every child deserves to feel nurtured and loved. I am so proud to be a part of Headlock on Hunger and the continuing effort of our community to end childhood hunger for good!”

Headlock on Hunger:

Headlock on Hunger is a national initiative that brings together the wrestling community as well as public, private, and sports organizations to help provide food for children who are dealing with hunger at home.

One out of five children in our country do not have enough to eat and many times the only meals they receive are the ones they receive at school. When the holidays or other times away from school arrive far too many children face the chance of going hungry until they are back in class.

An outgrowth of the Arby’s / Eblen Joyfull Home for the Holidays and the Ingles / Eblen Food for Thought Program, Headlock on Hunger assists in filling the gap during those times the students are away from school has provided more than hundreds of thousands of meals since its inception in the fall of 2014.

“We are honored to have been working with Beth and have her as the National Vice-Chair of Headlock on Hunger. She and Adam have been long-time friends and have certainly touched countless lives in helping lead the fight against childhood hunger in our community. Hundreds of thousands of meals have been distributed through Headlock on Hunger, Hoops and Huddle Against Hunger. But to accomplish this you need a true champion. And that is what Beth is, a true champion in and most certainly out of the ring. Her kindness and commitment is a title that she shares with all of us,” tells Bill Murdock, executive director of Eblen Charities.

For more information on Headlock on Hunger please contact Bill Murdock at 828-242-2848 or visit or

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