Women's wrestling has evolved significantly since the WWE Divas era, with legends like Beth Phoenix, Molly Holly, and Ivory finally receiving recognition. However, Trish Stratus, a multi-time champion, believes that Victoria also deserves a place in the spotlight.
On Monday's "WWE Raw" episode, Stratus claimed to be the driving force behind the Women's evolution in WWE. While she took credit for the movement, she also acknowledged one of her former colleagues during an appearance on After The Bell.
The WWE Hall of Famer expressed her belief that Victoria (also known as Lisa Marie Varon or TNA's Tara) should receive more credit for her contributions to women's wrestling history.
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Trish Stratus explained, "Victoria was there...
at that moment where we turned the corner for women's wrestling. Now that this is a good part of the show, we will take it to another level... We're going to do stuff you didn't see the women do. And, gosh, we killed our bodies doing it.
I find it so crazy that she's so underrated and under-recognized. How often will we have a Hall of Fame [ceremony and not include her]? I love Torrie Wilson and Stacy Keibler, but I'd like to see a wrestler put in the Hall of Fame next, like Victoria.
It would be great, but maybe I'm crazy." Stratus isn't alone in her opinion; other pioneers of WWE's women's division share her sentiments. Mickie James also believes Victoria deserves a Hall of Fame induction, as do many wrestling fans.
As the Women's division continues to flourish and inspire future generations of female wrestlers, it's important to remember and honor the trailblazers who paved the way. While some have already received their accolades, others, like Victoria, are still waiting for their turn.
Trish Stratus and her fellow WWE legends hope that the time for Victoria's Hall of Fame induction comes soon, as she has undoubtedly played a crucial role in shaping the landscape of women's wrestling.