Trish Stratus Got A Fond Farewell From The WWE Universe At SummerSlam


In addition to matches for all three WWE Women’s Championships, SummerSlam 2019 included a match between two of its most dominant female competitors of the past and present. Trish Stratus returned to WWE to challenge Charlotte Flair in a match for legend status in a standoff that, of course, included the sentence, “To be the woman, you’ve got to beat the woman.” Stratus later revealed that this would be the last match of her pro wrestling career.

History has shown us that wrestling retirements should always be taken with several grains of salt, but Stratus certainly played SummerSlam like her farewell to the WWE Universe. After Flair tapped out Stratus with the Figure Eight to win a match that it wouldn’t be a stretch to call the best of Stratus’s career, the seven-time WWE Women’s Champion took a few moments with the audience in her home city of Toronto.

Stratus posed in each of the corners of the ring as the crowd chanted, “Thank you, Trish!” She started to leave but returned to pose one more time as her theme song hit. You can watch the full moment here:

Whether she ends up returning to the squared circle or not, the way Stratus took a bow before leaving the arena was fitting for the final match of an accomplished performer.

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