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WWE News: 7-time Champion plans to retire after SummerSlam

Trish Stratus vs. Charlotte Flair is scheduled for SummerSlam
Trish Stratus vs. Charlotte Flair is scheduled for SummerSlam
Danny Hart
Modified 08 Aug 2019, 14:00 IST

What's the story?

Seven-time WWE Women’s Champion Trish Stratus has revealed that her match against Charlotte Flair at SummerSlam will be the last in-ring encounter of her career.

In case you didn't know…

Trish Stratus cemented her status as one of the greatest female WWE Superstars of all time during her run with the company between 2000 and 2006.

In 2013, it looked as though her days as an in-ring competitor had officially come to an end after she was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

However, as WWE has started to focus more on its women’s division in recent years, Stratus has made sporadic appearances over the last 19 months, starting with her surprise #30 entry in the 2018 Royal Rumble.

Since then, she has taken part in a tag team match alongside Lita against Alicia Fox & Mickie James at Evolution, while she also participated in a 5-on-5 tag team match the following night on Raw.

With the 2019 SummerSlam pay-per-view taking place in Toronto, Ontario – Stratus’ hometown – she recently made another return to set up a match against Charlotte Flair.

The heart of the matter


Writing on Twitter, Trish Stratus commented on how she has completed the first day of her media tour ahead of her comeback match against Charlotte Flair on August 11.

The 42-year-old then added that the match will be the “final” one of her career.

What's next?

WWE retirements being WWE retirements, you just never know whether somebody really is going to call time on their career. Many people thought Trish Stratus would never wrestle again after 2006, and here she is making appearances 13 years later.

That being said, it would be fitting if the Hall of Famer retired in front of her hometown fans, so the WWE Universe will have to check out SummerSlam to find out if that will be the case!

Published 08 Aug 2019, 14:00 IST
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