Trish Stratus was one of the greatest pioneers of women’s wrestling. The WWE Hall of Famer is an inspiration to many women in pro wrestling to this day. While she took her retirement in 2019, she is set to compete one more time at the grandest stage of the all.

Trish Stratus recently joined Graham GSM Matthews of Bleacher Report for an interview where she discussed her A&E documentary focusing on her feud with Lita and how they revolutionized women’s wrestling. At one point, she shed some light on what made her step out of retirement and her upcoming WrestleMania match.

While the 2019 match against Charlotte Flair was a satisfying conclusion to her prestigious wrestling career, the WWE Hall of Famer stated that she told herself when she retired that she would only return if it would mean getting to have fun and the chance to influence a new generation.

“I don’t think it was a conscious choice to go back and say, ‘I have more in me.’ The Charlotte match was a perfect ending. It was a generational face off: The best of that generation against who they say is the best of my generation.

It was in Toronto and absolutely perfect, and for that to bring closure, I was very satisfied with that. But then having these little interactions at live events, it was fun to have that generational mix-up. When I retired, I said I’d return if it was fun… and maybe not to pass the torch necessarily but to influence a new generation,” 

Trish Stratus recalled working on a few live events in 2022 where she would mix it up with Lynch and other stars. Seeing these interactions sparked up interest within the top brass at WWE for Stratus’s return. Stratus noted that she would only return if her conditions were met

“I’ve been speaking with WWE for a little while now about doing a little something because I did the live events. There’s always ideas thrown at me. Once they saw me get in there with the girls, it becomes ‘This could be something.’ I have a great relationship with WWE, so we’ve always talked. ‘Would you come back?’ ‘Yeah, if there’s a right moment.’ If the right moment is challenging and I can touch another generation and make a difference, that would be great, and those boxes would have to be checked,”

We’ll have to see what’s next for Trish Stratus on the road to WrestleMania 39. As we previously reported, there are some twists in store. For more updates, stay tuned to Ringside News.

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Talha Asad Iqbal

Talha Asad Iqbal is an mechanical engineer who just loves everything wrestling. From spending his childhood collecting wrestling action figures to spending his adulthood writing about wrestling, he really seems to enjoy wrestling a bit too much. Outside wrestling and his work, he loves spending time in the gym and playing video games.

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