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Former WWE Women's Champion Victoria To Retire In 2019

Former WWE and Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion Victoria has revealed that she plans to retire from the ring sometime in 2019.

The last few years have been huge for women's wrestling. In WWE, in particular, where a women's revolution is currently raging on. We may even be heading towards the first-ever female WrestleMania main event. It has also deservedly brought back a lot of former women's wrestlers into the fold. The likes of Lita, Trish Stratus, Michelle McCool, and Molly Holly.

However, there are still some former WWE Superstars that have not returned to rightfully reap the rewards from what has come of the groundwork they laid. Gail Kim and AJ Lee are two big names we would love to see return, even if it's only for a couple of non-wrestling segments. Former WWE Women's Champion Victoria also falls into that category.

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What Victoria currently has over Kim and Lee if she were to make a WWE comeback is she is still an in-ring competitor. Since leaving WWE in 2009, Victoria has competed for Impact, where she was a Knockouts Champion five times, Ring Of Honor, and continues to compete on the independent circuit. However, as Victoria revealed on Instagram over the weekend, that time will soon be coming to an end.

Victoria took to social media to reveal that 2019 will be her "last year wrestling in the Squared Circle," adding that if promotions want to book her this is their last chance. Fans often forget exactly how long Victoria was with WWE. She signed for the company all the way back in 2000 and debuted two years later. During her seven-year run on the main roster, Victoria won the Women's Title twice.

Unless we are openly told why a former WWE Superstar hasn't returned to the company when it seems like bringing them back would be a home run, we never really know what's going on. Kim has been outspoken about what she thinks about WWE on social media which is likely why she hasn't either been asked to come back or opted to return. Whether Victoria falls into that category also is unknown. Since this will be her last year as an active wrestler, we sincerely hope we see Victoria in the women's Royal Rumble match later this month.

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