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WWE News: Charlotte Flair breaks character and praises Trish Stratus

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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:08 IST

Trish Stratus and Charlotte put up a great match at SummerSlam
Trish Stratus and Charlotte put up a great match at SummerSlam

WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair defeated WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus at SummerSlam 2019, in a match that Vince McMahon wanted as Trish's last bout in the squared circle. Flair went on to break character and heaped praise on Stratus for still being able to hang in the ring after all these years.

It all began when Charlotte Flair lost a match to Ember Moon on an episode of SmackDown Live, after interference from SmackDown Live Women's Champion Bayley. Soon after the match, Charlotte stated that she will have a better opponent at SummerSlam in Toronto. In the coming days, it was announced that WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus will be returning to SmackDown Live. On the blue show, Trish was interrupted by Charlotte Flair, who went on to challenge her for a match at SummerSlam.

At the Biggest Party of the Summer, Stratus proved that she can still hang in the ring in a singles match. Both women presented an intriguing back and forth affair, which ended with Charlotte Flair making Trish tap out. Post the match, Stratus received a thunderous ovation from her countrymen, as she left for backstage.

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In a post-match interview with Cathy Kelley, Flair had nothing but praise for her opponent.

"It doesn't get any bigger than that. I mean women today, of my generation, grew up wanting to become Trish Stratus and Lita and what they did, because they main evented Raw. But the real hero tonight was the mom with two kids at home with a full career who has been gone for what, 10 years? No, she's the real winner and the hero."

This was certainly a battle of the generations, with possibly the best of all time taking on the cornerstone of the Women's Revolution. It would be interesting to see where Flair goes from here.

Published 13 Aug 2019, 09:30 IST
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