Trish Stratus is one of the legends of the professional wrestling industry and is one of the true trailblazers of the Women’s Revolution. She retired from wrestling in 2006 and has made occasional appearances for WWE ever since.
Stratus is currently scheduled to face Charlotte Flair at SummerSlam in her home country of Canada, and this will be her first match in over a year, since teaming up with Lita to take on Mickie James and Alicia Fox last year at WWE Evolution.
Stratus spoke with Bully Ray and Dave LaGreca on the Busted Open podcast, and revealed the match against Charlotte Flair to be the last of her career. Stratus will turn 44 later this year, and has a family of her own to take care of.
Stratus feels a match in front of her home crowd, against the best superstar that the Women’s Division has to offer, is the perfect way to end her career. WWE bringing back Stratus for the SummerSlam PPV was a completely surprising decision, and it could potentially serve as the retirement match for the Hall of Famer.
“I always sort of said, you know, retired – that’s a loose term in wrestling – but I always said if there was something that was (a) challenging, (b) gonna do something for someone else, I would consider it. And of course, I love wrestling, it’s something that’s always gonna be part of me and part of my life. I watch it, I follow it, even if I don’t do it everyday. So when opportunites like this came up, it was like ‘gosh, this has to happen,’ like Charlotte and I in the ring, you couldn’t together a better… I sort of feel like this is a good final match for me, because I don’t really think that you could do anything more than this… it feels like a good ending to me – a real ending.”
Stratus also tweeted that Charlotte Flair would be her final opponent. Trish Stratus believes retirement is a very loose term when it comes to professional wrestling and wrestling is a “never say never” business.
Trish Stratus has done it all in WWE, and may be it’s to retire for once and for all on Sunday.