Charlotte Flair challenged Trish Stratus to a match at SummerSlam on SmackDown, and the Hall Of Famer accepted.
We are currently living in an era during which a litany of wrestlers have returned for a one-off match or one more run. Some of those returns are more successful than others. Batista's match with Triple H at WrestleMania was great. Goldberg's main event with The Undertaker at Super Showdown, not so much.
Due to the rise of women's wrestling in WWE and the business as a whole, many female Superstars have also been returning. For the most part, they have just competed in multi-person matches such as the first two women's Royal Rumbles. However, others have been given more of a spotlight. Lita and Trish Stratus, for example. The iconic pair did battle with Mickie James and Alicia Fox at Evolution.
For the past couple of weeks, it was rumored that Stratus would be returning one more time for an even bigger match. Those rumors were confirmed this week on SmackDown. Stratus was a guest of Jerry Lawler's during a King's Court segment. While discussing the legends who returned during the Raw Reunion, Charlotte Flair interrupted the Hall Of Famers' conversation.
The Queen didn't enter the fray to just annoy Stratus, she wanted to issue a challenge. Flair has been vocal about her annoyance at being left off of this year's SummerSlam card. So she issued a challenge to Stratus for a match at the PPV, which at the time of typing this is only 11 days away. Stratus accepted the challenge, saying that "to be the woman, you have to beat the woman." A nice ode to Flair's HOF father, The Nature Boy Ric Flair.
Although Stratus wrestled the aforementioned tag match at Evolution, and the first-ever women's Royal Rumble earlier that year, this will be her first singles match in more than eight years. Judging by her recent cameos, she has definitely still got what it takes to impress between the ropes. It'll be the first time in a long time that she has had a spotlight this bright on her, though. We hope she can still cut it, and we look forward to seeing two generations of wrestler clash at SummerSlam.