Last week, it was reported that two WWE Hall of Famers were on their way back to WWE Raw.
Ahead of the February 6th episode of WWE Raw, WRKD Wrestling reported that Lita would be making her return that evening, and that fans could expect Trish Stratus to join her on the February 13th episode, setting the stage for the two to team up with Becky Lynch and take on Damage CTRL in trios action at the upcoming Elimination Chamber premium live event. The tweet was also endorsed by Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.
The first part of the report came to pass as Lita made a surprise entrance during the main event of last week’s broadcast. As Becky Lynch was facing interference from IYO SKY during her cage match with Bayley, Lita’s music hit to a huge ovation from the crowd.
The Hall of Famer quickly attacked SKY and left her laying with a Twist of Fate. The distraction allowed Lynch to get the upper hand in the ring and deliver a Man-Handle Slam for the win. After the match, Lita celebrated with Lynch in the ring, a year after the pair wrestled at Elimination Chamber. The moment was especially poignant for Lita as she wrestled in the first women’s Cage Match in WWE history back in 2003.
Trish Stratus’ WWE Raw Return Scrapped… For Now
Now, fans eagerly awaiting the return of Trish Stratus will have to wait a bit longer according to an update from WRKD Wrestling. According to a new tweet, Stratus’ WWE return is being delayed due to Dakota Kai’s injury that she incurred during the Royal Rumble on January 28th. However, the report goes on to note that she will be making her return soon in an unexpected role.
“Hate to backtrack on our 2nd tweet ever, but plans have changed due to Dakota’s injury and Trish won’t be at Raw tonight. HOWEVER, she is absolutely on her way soon, and we can share that she will be around for a lengthy program. She definitely won’t be in a role most expect…”
Hate to backtrack on our 2nd tweet ever, but plans have changed due to Dakota’s injury and Trish won’t be at Raw tonight.
HOWEVER, she is absolutely on her way soon, and we can share that she will be around for a lengthy program. She definitely won’t be in a role most expect…
— WRKD Wrestling (@WRKDWrestling) February 13, 2023
Trish Stratus last competed inside a WWE ring when she faced Charlotte Flair at SummerSlam in 2019. In preparation for that bout, she teamed with Natalya to take on the team of Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair on the August 5th episode of Raw.
While Trish Stratus won’t be in attendance, multiple segments have been announced ahead of WWE Raw, including a contract signing between Brock Lesnar and Bobby Lashley ahead of their match at Elimination Chamber.