On the April 10th episode of WWE Raw, Trish Stratus turned heel for the first time in almost 20 years.
After Lita was attacked backstage, Stratus offered to team with Becky Lynch to defend the Women’s Tag Team Titles against Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan. However, the pair were defeated and the WWE Hall of Famer attacked Lynch after the match.
Seven days later, Stratus arrived on Raw to explain her actions. The star began by offering a “history lesson” to those watching, claiming she was single-handedly responsible for women’s wrestling in WWE.
“When I first came to WWE, women’s wrestling was a joke, and I proceeded to single-handedly change everything. I brought credibility to a non-existant women’s division and I know you some of you are going to say it was ‘Trish and Lita,’ no, no, no, no, there was no we. It was just me. I was the women’s division.”
Stratus went on to confirm that she had attacked Lita a week earlier, before turning her attention to Lynch and her future. The former Women’s Champion declared that isn’t a nostalgia act, but is the greatest of all time.
“Trish Stratus is nobody’s sidekick. This [poses] is no a sidekick. It was getting a little sad, and even a little embrassing, so I had to take Lita out of the picture, to put her out of her misery. Yeah, I did that, just to be clear, cause you guys are a little bit slower, I did that.
I took out Lita, and yeah the reason that I needed Lita out of the picture is because I needed it to be crystal clear that the person who screwed Becky Lynch out of her titles was me. I am not a nostagia act. I am not your childhood fantasy, and I’m sure as hell and nobody’s sidekick. I am the greatest of all time, and I am the single most important figure in the history of WWE and I’m here to make sure none of you forget it.”
Trish Stratus Vs. Becky Lynch Set For SummerSlam
Although SummerSlam is four months away, it has previously been noted that the match between Trish Stratus and Becky Lynch will take place at the summer spectacular. The Man wasn’t present on Raw as speculation around her WWE future intensified.
It has been reported that Lynch’s contract is one of many that expires in 2024.
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