Was Trish Stratus Originally Supposed To Face Asuka At TakeOver?

While there is a definite buzz in the air over former WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James making a surprise return to face NXT Women’s Champion Asuka at NXT TakeOver: Toronto, there are rumors that the role was originally supposed to go to Toronto native and WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus instead. In fact, it’s rumored that WWE was working on a deal that would have seen Stratus work several matches over the next year. Unfortunately, the recent announcement of Stratus’ pregnancy with her second child pretty much ended those negotiations, which has brought us to the current matchup of Asuka and James, which is reportedly a one-shot deal, but anything is possible. We’re not going to complain about seeing Mickie James one more time, but Stratus showing up in Toronto might have blown the roof off the building.

Stephen Randle

Stephen Randle

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