Trish Stratus is coming back to solo competition after almost a decade. She will take on Charlotte Flair at Summerslam that emanates from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on August 11, 2019. This is a mega contest for the pro-wrestling fans since two of the best of their respective generations will collide to reign supreme against each other.
In an interview with The Toronto Sun, the WWE Hall of Famer talked about her return to in-ring action for the SummerSlam pay-per-view event. The company is getting help from a legend like her for promotional purposes for the show in her home country that is a huge advantage. But there’re additional reasons which are why Trish Stratus agreed to face Charlotte Flair.
As per her comments, as one grows older, he or she realizes not to wrestle anymore, depending on the physique. Just like Trish Stratus herself said goodbye to regular competition in 2006. But chances of facing the best of a new generation comes very often. So when WWE called her to perform in a match against Charlotte Flair, she could not say no,
“As you get older, you decide this is it. I don’t need to keep coming back. I’ve had my ride. But this scenario was so special. To face a superstar like Charlotte Flair at this point of my life.”
Trish Stratus continued saying the event takes place in Toronto i.e. in her hometown. It’s also Summerslam which is the second biggest pay-per-view of the year. So the situation couldn’t be more right.
Plus, as mentioned earlier, Charlotte Flair is the greatest of this generation whereas Trish Stratus was the greatest of her generation. So it automatically builds up a ‘passing the torch’ scenario kind of matchup.
— Queen of Queens (@trishstratuscom) August 8, 2019
The seven-time women’s champion added that it was Vince McMahon who contacted her to perform in this Summerslam match. The idea was to give her one last hurray in her home-turf that could earn the biggest cheers from the audience. She proceeded with her trainer and got back in shape to be back inside the squared circle.
Trish Stratus also added that she questions how much longer can she do this with her growing age. So this was the perfect time to compete in this marquee match that WWE Universe would love to see. She has wrestled in several matches since retirement in 2006. But none of those have been of this caliber, for sure.