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5 reasons Trish Stratus is reportedly coming back at WWE SummerSlam

Three of the all-time greats
Three of the all-time greats
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Recently, it was reported that WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus is likely to come out of retirement and wrestle a match at SummerSlam in Toronto, her hometown.

Tonight's episode of SmackDown Live saw Ember Moon defeat Charlotte Flair with a roll-up, after a slight distraction from WWE SmackDown Live Women's Champion Bayley. Soon after, Charlotte Flair stated that she will be at The Biggest Party of the Summer, and her opponent will be someone who's better than Moon.

There's a possibility that Stratus just might wrestle Charlotte at the upcoming big PPV, in a clash of the generations, but nothing has been set in stone as of now. Let's look at 5 reasons why Trish Stratus might come out of retirement at SummerSlam.

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#5 A much-needed boost to the division

Lacey vs Lynch
Lacey vs Lynch

The Women's Revolution reached its peak at WrestleMania 35, when Becky Lynch defeated Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair to win both the Raw and SmackDown Women's titles. Soon after, the momentum that had been built over the past few years, began to fizzle out. Sasha Banks left for an undetermined period of time, while Ronda Rousey left to spend time with her husband, and possibly start a family. Becky Lynch began feuding with Lacey Evans, a match-up that didn't exactly thrill the fans.

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Things didn't pick up much on the blue brand too, the exception being Bayley winning the belt. Trish might be coming back to inject a dose of excitement in the Women's division and make fans care about it again, after the past couple of months doing nothing much of note for the division. Someone of the stature of Trish Stratus is fully capable of reigniting the flame that had originally made the fans care about the women in WWE.

#4 It's in Toronto

Stratus' retirement match
Stratus' retirement match

If this supposed return is nothing but a one-off affair for Trish Stratus, then WWE couldn't have chosen a better place for her to make a comeback to professional wrestling. Toronto, Canada is Stratus' hometown and there is no way she won't get a thunderous reaction from the live crowd. Trish Stratus' retirement match back in 2006 saw her defeat Lita for the Women's title in her hometown, with the crowd completely behind her throughout the match.

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If Charlotte Flair's recent tweets are any indication, she could very well face Stratus at SummerSlam. Imagine the kind of heat The Queen could garner if she faces Trish Stratus in a battle of the generations at The Biggest Party of the Summer? Charlotte has been out of the title picture for a while, and a win over Stratus in front of her countrymen would be the exact dose of heel heat she currently needs.

#3 A string of dream matches coming our way?

Lynch vs Stratus?
Lynch vs Stratus?

What if this rumored return is way more than a one-off appearance? What if Trish is coming back for another run on the main roster? As discussed in a previous slide, WWE hasn't been doing much with the Women's division ever since WrestleMania 35 was done and dusted with. Bringing Trish back for a short run could not only reinvigorate the division, but it will also provide the fans a bunch of dream matches they never thought they would see.

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The possibilities are endless: Becky Lynch, Mandy Rose, Charlotte Flair, Bayley, and a few more could lock horns with one of the greatest women wrestlers in WWE history, over the course of the next several months. A rub from someone like Stratus would mean nothing but money in regards to the careers of WWE's female stars.

#2 Trish can still go inside the squared circle

Evolution 2018
Evolution 2018

Currently, Trish Stratus is 43-years old. She retired at the peak of her career back in 2006, and her retirement is widely regarded by many as one of the greatest of all time. Not only did she get to go out on top, but she also got to do it in front of her hometown fans who genuinely loved her with all their heart.

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Stratus made several WWE appearances over the years and went on to team up with fellow Hall of Famer Lita to take on Mickie James and Alicia Fox at WWE's first-ever Women's PPV, Evolution. Stratus' performance at Evolution and the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble match in 2018 has made it clear that she can still go in the ring, and is certainly one of the best choices to make a comeback for a one-off match or a short stint with WWE.

#1 A passing of the torch moment

A dream encounter
A dream encounter

On tonight's SmackDown Live, Charlotte stated that she would wrestle someone better than Ember Moon at SummerSlam. Soon after, she tweeted about being the queen of all eras in women's wrestling. Amidst all of this, we learned that Trish might make a comeback at SummerSlam. This chain of events is strongly hinting at the fact that Trish Stratus is coming back to wrestle Charlotte Flair at SummerSlam in a legit dream match.

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Charlotte was the cornerstone of the Women's Revolution, while Trish Stratus is considered by many as the greatest Women's Champion of all time. A dream match pitting the two would not only cement Flair as arguably the biggest heel in the women's division, but it will also act as a "passing of the torch" moment. Charlotte has lost lots of steam over the past two months, and a big win over Stratus will solidify her as a major threat to the Women's title.

Edited by Israel Lutete

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