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WWE 24: 3 things we learned from Trish Stratus' final match 

Trish Stratus shared a number of personal stories on the recent most episode of WWE 24
Trish Stratus shared a number of personal stories on the recent most episode of WWE 24
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Trish Stratus was the latest Superstar to feature on an episode of WWE 24 that was dedicated to her life and career after making her return to WWE earlier this year in a singles match against Charlotte Flair at SummerSlam.

Stratus was unsuccessful in her return and it appears that the main point of the match was to pass the torch over to the current 10-time Champion Charlotte Flair, who has continued to push the Women's Division forward in Stratus' absence.

The former seven-time Women's Champion retired from WWE back in 2006 and has since married her long-time partner and had two children, but that hasn't stopped her from dipping her toes back into the WWE pool over the years with guest appearances and returns at the PPVs that include Royal Rumble, Evolution, and this year's SummerSlam.

This episode of WWE 24 allowed Stratus to talk about her career in her own words as well as her final match, so there were a number of things that the WWE Universe learned throughout.


#3. Trish Stratus struggled to have a child after leaving WWE

Trish Stratus is now the mother of two beautiful children
Trish Stratus is now the mother of two beautiful children

One of the main catalysts for Trish Stratus to retire from the ring at 30 years old was because she wanted to marry her partner Ron and settle down. But after the couple married mere weeks after she left WWE at Unforgiven, the former Women's Champion revealed that the couple had some issues conceiving a child.

Trish's body had gotten used to her being on the road 300 days a year and given her fitness background she had stepped straight into a yoga lifestyle when she retired which had gotten her body into a different mindset.

This meant that Trish had to alter a lot of the things that she was doing in order to finally get pregnant since she herself revealed that she had a number of negative tests before she was able to announce she was expecting back in 2013. Stratus is now a mother of two children called Max and Madison.

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#2. Trish approached WWE about a return match

Trish Stratus asked WWE for the match against Charlotte
Trish Stratus asked WWE for the match against Charlotte

Over the past few years, WWE approached Trish Stratus a number of times about making returns to the ring and the former Women's Champion has either said yes or turned the company down. Most recently the company wanted her to face Asuka at NXT Takeover: Toronto back in 2016 but at the time Stratus was pregnant with her daughter Madison so Mickie James took her place.

This time around, Stratus was asked to be part of an autograph signing for SummerSlam since the company were bringing 'The Biggest Party of the Summer' out of Brooklyn for the first time in years and wanted Stratus to be one of the faces on display.

This was when Trish realized that this would be the perfect place for a farewell match and pitched the idea to WWE that she could take on Charlotte Flair in a match that allowed era vs era.

Vince McMahon reportedly fell off his chair because he was so excited about the match and Stratus was then given the green light to fight 'The Queen' in her hometown one last time.

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#3. Trish's original retirement from WWE

Trish Stratus left WWE with the Women's Championship back in 2006
Trish Stratus left WWE with the Women's Championship back in 2006

Trish Stratus was able to talk through a lot of the big moments in her career on this latest episode which allowed her to reveal the real reason behind her departure from the company back in 2006.

Stratus revealed that her contract was up for renewal at the beginning of 2006 and the WWE Hall of Famer decided that it was time to hang up her boots because her mother was battling cancer at the time and she wanted to be there for her, which was impossible if she was on the road 300 days a year.

Vince McMahon asked the former seven-time Women's Champion if she would hang around for a few months so that she could be written off TV properly which then led to the build-up to what was a fantastic final bow for a woman who had defined women's professional wrestling for more than six years.

Status is the only wrestler who has been able to walk out of a WWE pay-per-view in their hometown with a Championship in their final match, which shows just how much the company valued her.

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Edited by Shruti Sadbhav
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