Trish Stratus Meets with Fans Ahead of SummerSlam Return Match

Giancarlo Aulino
BarnBurner Sports Writer


Sunday, August 4, 2019

North York, ON--- WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus returned to her alma mater York University this afternoon, for a special WWE SummerSlam meet and great at the Aviva Centre, which was the site of the 407 ETR Free Community Event at as part of the Rogers Cup festivities. This past Tuesday on Smackdown, Trish accepted Charlotte Flair’s challenge for a match at this year’s SummerSlam in Toronto.


Both Trish and Charlotte are considered by many as two of the greatest and most accomplished women’s wrestlers of all-time. They’ve both achieved main-event status in their career, held the WWE Women’s Championship on numerous occasions, and their reputations both inside and outside the ring are incredible. Charlotte does edge out Trish in one category in that she was part of the first women’s WrestleMania main event, which she accomplished this year when she wrestled Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey.


Fans lined up well before Trish’s scheduled meet and greet in order to be first in line to meet Canada’s most beloved WWE superstars. This meet and greet was not only a great opportunity to promote next weekend’s event, but it was also a great opportunity to reintroduce Trish to the newest generation of WWE fans who may’ve not seen Trish wrestle when she was a full-time active superstar or who aren’t aware of how kind and generous she is to all her fans.


Some fans in attendance brought their own memorabilia to get signed, which is a testament to the lasting impact Trish has had on her fans since stepping away from the ring in 2006. This match with Charlotte will be a special first-time ever encounter and dream match that doesn’t need championship to sell as these are two excellent performers looking to prove they are the best.


Trish wrestled full-time from 2000-2006 and in that time, she became a seven-time WWE Women’s Champion, WWE Hardcore Champion, PWI’s Woman of the Decade (2000-2009), wrestled Lita in the first-ever women’s main event on Monday Night Raw,  inspired many of the present WWE superstars to pursue a career in pro wrestling, and capped it off with a WWE Hall of Fame induction in 2013



After retiring from WWE, Trish successfully transitioned from the wild world of professional wrestling to the fitness and yoga world, where she created a series of DVDs and programs that individuals of all fitness levels could do.



Both Trish and Charlotte have also gone back-and-forth on social media:




Trish will have the hometown crowd cheering her on at SummerSlam, which will surely have the crowd in attendance and those watching from home fully invested and should make for a highly entertaining match while also providing some memorable moments that have fans talking for years to come.



Trish referred to her SummerSlam match with Charlotte as her final match, however as fans have seen in the past with other greats, the term ‘never say never’ is true as it pertains to the world of pro wrestling.



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