In the modern day WWE, two women have risen to the top of the food-chain: Trish Stratus and Charlotte Flair. At SummerSlam they meet in a dream match to see who the real queen is.
Charlotte Flair has been crowned as the new golden girl of WWE. The star is one of the best of the women’s division and at the upcoming SummerSlam PPV, she’ll be competing in a dream match. Trish Stratus is a WWE legend and she’s considered a pioneer in women’s wrestling. If you has a majority of women wrestlers who their inspiration was, odds are the answer is Trish. It’s every female wrestler’s dream to work with Trish, and now Charlotte Flair will get the opportunity in a few days.
This battle is being billed as who is the true Queen of WWE. For today’s article, we look back at Trish and Charlotte’s careers to see who really is the Queen of WWE. First let’s start with Trish.
The icon got her start as a fitness model before signing with WWE. Early in her career, Stratus served as a valet. But it was her feud with Vince and Stephanie McMahon which gained a lot of attention and set her on a path to becoming a huge name. Following her storyline with the McMahons, Trish would go on to have a successful run in the women’s division. Trish had the appeal and charisma to connect with audiences. Whether she was a heel or a babyface, she excelled in any storyline.
Her rivalry with Lita is considered one of the all time greatest feuds in WWE history. The two women became pioneers in wrestling by become the first female stars to main event an episode of RAW. By the time Stratus had retired in 2006, she’d won 7 Women’s Championships and cemented her legacy as one of the greatest women’s wrestlers.
As for Charlotte, being the daughter of the legendary Ric Flair, she was destined for greatness. Throughout her seven-year career, Charlotte has won every women’s title in WWE, with the exception of the tag team championships. Since arriving on the main roster, she has won the Women’s Championship nine times. She’s also made history as part of WWE’s Women’s Revolution. She and Sasha Banks had a fierce rivalry, which closely mirrored the Trish and Lita feud. Flair and Banks made history by main-eventing throughout 2016. Their matches consisted of Hell in a Cell, Falls Count Anywhere, and Iron Man matches.
Earlier this year, Charlotte Flair was once again part of history when she, Becky Lynch, and Ronda Rousey became the first women to main event WrestleMania.
If you were to go by accomplishments, Charlotte has Trish beat in that department. However, many feel that some of Charlotte’s title wins were undeserving and came at the expense of Sasha and Becky. There’s also the criticism that Charlotte success has to do with her family name more than her athletic skills. Even if you disagree with Charlotte’s success, you can’t deny that she’s one of the best female wrestlers at the moment. Come Sunday she’ll have a chance to put naysayers to rest when she battles Trish Stratus.
Only one woman will walk away as the true Queen of WWE. Will Trish pass the torch on to Charlotte or will she sneak out a win to prove why she’s the real queen of wrestling?