On the February 27th episode of Monday Night Raw, Trish Stratus made her return to WWE to help Lita and Becky Lynch to win the Women’s Tag Team Titles.
The following week Lita and Becky Lynch came to the ring to toast their victory, and the pair went on to introduce Stratus.
Stratus reminded everyone of the promise she made to Bayley back in the summer about coming out of retirement, before being interrupted by Bayley and the rest of Damage CTRL. Bayley said that Lita and Stratus were the reason they were wrestlers, but Damage CTRL would be the reason that they never wrestled again.
The veteran challenged Bayley and Damage CTRL to a match at WrestleMania 39. Bayley quickly accepted which caught IYO SKY and Dakota Kai by surprise. This then sparked a brawl which saw Stratus, Lita, and Lynch stand tall.
Speaking on Sportskeeda’s Legion of RAW podcast, former WWE writer Vince Russo revealed that he was less than impressed to see the Hall of Famers come out on top. He went on to dismiss Stratus and Lita as mothers who are passed their prime. This is despite Lita not having any children.
So last week, the babies [babyfaces] won the title. This week the babies clear the heels out of the ring. So babies over two weeks in a row with three weeks left to go. Here’s the problem: you’re looking at the six women in the ring. You’ve got Lita and Trish that are way beyond their prime. They’re mothers, they’re way beyond their prime.
And you’ve got two girls, two women in the ring literally 15-20 years younger than they are. They’re not even in their league, but my point is they’re already not in their league. You can’t have the babies going over on them every week because now you’re wasting my time. At some point, they’ve got to get heat. They’re not in their league,”
When Did Trish Stratus Last Wrestle?
Trish Stratus hasn’t competed in the ring since being defeated by Charlotte Flair at SummerSlam in 2019. In fact, that has been her only real singles match since ending her full-time career back in 2006.
Stratus is a seven-time Women’s Champion and WWE Hall of Famer.
H/t to Sportskeeda