WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus made a historic return to the ring earlier this month during the Payback event, and it's a performance that won't be forgotten any time soon. Competing in a Steel Cage Match – an item she can now tick off her wrestling bucket list – she faced off against the formidable Becky Lynch, setting the wrestling community abuzz with admiration.
Many fans, new and old, were left captivated by the intensity Stratus brought to the cage. This wasn't just a return; it felt like a proclamation, a testament to Stratus' undying passion for the sport. And she wasn't the only one receiving rave reviews.
Among her biggest admirers was fellow WWE Hall of Famer, Molly Holly. Speaking to "The Bump," Holly expressed her awe at Stratus' electrifying performance. "Witnessing Trish in that cage, I was constantly on the edge of my seat," Holly remarked.
"Back in our prime wrestling days, neither of us had stepped foot in a Steel Cage Match. Seeing her dominate and adapt like that was surreal. It was as if she had turned back the clock, performing even better than she did two decades ago."
Stratus: A Wrestling Legacy
Highlighting the rich history of women's wrestling, the article reminds us that it was exactly 20 years ago that the first women's Steel Cage Match took center stage, with WWE icons Victoria and Lita battling it out.
Paying homage to this, Stratus executed Victoria's iconic Widow's Peak move against Lynch, a touch that resonated with longtime fans. Despite her valiant efforts, Lynch's Manhandle Slam proved too much for Stratus. Even though Trish Stratus hasn't graced the wrestling ring as a full-time wrestler for a while, her legacy endures.
Molly Holly sees her as an embodiment of the dedication and prowess of female wrestlers from earlier generations. "Trish personifies what it means to be a wrestling legend," praised Holly. "From her unparalleled athleticism to her undeniable charisma and sheer determination – she's simply in a league of her own." As we reflect on Stratus' stellar performance, it's evident that she not only lived up to the expectations but surpassed them, reinforcing her status as one of the greats in the wrestling world.
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