At SummerSlam, it will be the queen of 1 technology versus the queen of one other, as 9-time WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair takes on WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus for the primary time ever. It’s a dream match for a lot of wrestling followers and will function an unimaginable foremost occasion on nearly any present WWE may ever current. It’ much more than that, although. Flair, herself, sees the match as fated to be.
“We didn’t get to tell this story on TV, but [in] 2005 when her and Lita main-evented Raw, that was in Charlotte, North Carolina, and I was sitting front row,” Flair instructed GameSpot and a small group of media on the TCA press tour. “So to know that I’m a [high school] senior watching that happen, watching history be made, watching these two women that were pioneers in their time, [now knowing] that was going to be me 11 years later in the same arena and the same main event spot on Raw–and that was going to take that many years later. But you can’t write stuff like that. So Trish is saying, ‘You can’t tell me that didn’t inspire.’ And I’m like, ‘I just never saw myself as a diva.'”
And in that method, Charlotte is true. Since Stratus retired from competitors, WWE has additionally shelved the “Diva” terminology, as an alternative labeling their feminine performers as “superstars”–just like the boys. Still, she sees the significance of the generational battle she faces at SummerSlam.
“It’s just crazy. And now that woman that I was watching as a senior main event [and] make history… Now I’m walking into Summer Slam [with] her being the greatest of all time and me going, ‘No, I’m the greatest of all time,'” Flair defined. “It’s just crazy. I mean, I don’t have another word.”
This battle to see who’s the true biggest of all time is barely one of many matches on the SummerSlam card. For the remaining, be sure to take a look at our preview of WWE’s biggest show of the summer and to return again Sunday for reside protection of the occasion.