Today in History: Trish Stratus Reveals That She’s Retiring

On this day in history:

August 28th, 2006 | Lita had been spreading rumors that Trish Stratus was planning on retiring after the upcoming Unforgiven Pay-Per-View, so Carlito went to the Diva herself to see if it was true. Trish confirmed that that was the plan, but couldn’t believe that Lita had found out about it before she could make an announcement. Carlito then gave Trish a kiss goodbye, but Randy Orton took that moment to ambush Carlito, slamming him – and Trish – against a cabinet. That’s kind of a rude way to say goodbye, Randy.

What are your memories of this moment?

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  • dagmii

    Trish’s last moments in WWE were great, she said goodbay and retired as fan’s favourite.:)

  • Roman

    Since Jacqueline is a DD Award Winner, I’d like to see more of her to. She’s been wrestling since 1981 I believe. I feel we just don’t see enough of the other former divas :-/

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      Yeah everything is usually trish or lita related. With some chyna here and there.

      • Roman

        Exactly. I’m not hating on Trish or Lita, but there are a plethora of women who have done great things in TNA, WCW, ECW and WWE(F).

        • Angelica Marie MoNae

          I agree and it is good for people that didnt watch wrestling back then to see and become familiar with other divas besides trish and lita.

          • Roman

            My sentiments exactly! :)

    • ?.?.

      Jacqueline is probably to old to wrestle now

      • shameronstar

        She wrestled ODB this year and is going to be wrestling in the knockouts ppv! She actually looks great for someone who’s damn near 50:)

        • Peace

          She looks 20 years younger than she actually is. Black don’t crack!

        • Roman

          That’s right Shameronstar :)

      • jcott3

        Jackie is a lifer, much like Jazz. Even though she’s not on TV, she’s still active.

        • Roman

          Haha I really liked what you said there ‘Jackie is a lifer’! So true!

    • Patrick O’Neal

      Jacqueline was wrestling in 1988 not 1981 .

      • Roman

        Oh right, I knew it was sometime in the 80′s, just wasn’t fully sure when. Cheers for the info.

  • shameronstar

    What a great retirement angle she got, but I wonder what would’ve happened if she stayed around a bit longer and feuded with people like Beth Phoenix?

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      That would have been an awesome fued with some really nice matches I think.

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      I thought trish was going to team with kelly after trish made the save from laycool. That would have been a nice mini fued for trish to have gotten into.

    • BorisG

      Too bad. Beth got hurt, and she retired.

      • Angelica Marie MoNae

        So true we missed a chance of a lifetime to see them fued.

        • BorisG

          They had few matches in 2008 and 2009, but it were tag matches.

  • ?.?.

    randy orton is a thug fits is right with hhh

  • Timalee

    These last moments made me cry…Growing up watching Trish Stratus and becoming such a big fan. I’ve always wanted Trish Stratus to come back for a short time and get into the title angle.

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      I wouldnt have minded seeing her in a little mini title fued but not going for the title but supporting and teaming with the face diva going for the title. If trish were actially going for the title I absolutely wouldnt habe wanted her to win the title foe an 8th time just to leave again. She is one of the few divas that has retired on a good note. She won the womens title in her last match. Very few divas actually win their last match with wwe but instead get a shitty loss and embarrassed. No ones last match should win them a title imo whats the point? Now giving up a title for your last match that has a point because it helps to get people over, such as when eve dropped the divas championship to kaitlyn helping kaitlyn get over.

  • StankyPants

    Randy orton is such a rude bitch. But hey, he’s hot.

  • I dig CrayJ

    Trish went out in a great way :D

  • WweRules32

    when i 1st saw this i was sad at the thought of trish retiring from wwe as she was my fav diva back then and still is but at least trish comes back every so often to give us some Stratus-Faction

  • BorisG

    She retired as 30 years old, such young. But, as she said, she accomplished everything she wanted so she decided to retire and focus on yoga and other things.

    • jcott3

      Trish had a full plate and I can understand her leaving. She had her yoga business, she was getting married and I’ve also heard that her mother was sick around that time.

      • BorisG

        Yes, she said it in her HOF induction about her mother. She should have gone to TNA :) Imagine her with Gail again, Awesome Kong, later Tara… but I doubt she will betray WWE.

  • Gavin Harvey

    I remember watching this I thought my heart had been ripped out !

  • Will

    JEEZ….this was SEVEN YEARS AGO! I remember just being in disbelief and then when I heard the news that Lita was leaving I was done LOL! Trish’s journey was phenomenal to watch. To go from a WHITE HOT, wrestling fan with no in-ring experience to a well rounded performer, UGH! #ProudFan

  • Will

    LMAO at Trish getting all hood, “She just a nosey bitch, all up in my business!” And CTFU at JR’s “DAMN” at the end. JR is/was the best, I miss him on commentary!!!

  • Kingbooman

    Damnn I miss Trish!
    “Shes just a nosey bitch!”
    I hope the Trish vs AJ/Trish vs Natayla rumours at WM one day are true.All 3 are great wrestlers!
    Natayla vs Trish-Would Be good since their both canadians.
    AJ vs Trish-Two top/popular people in their era.

    • nismos69

      What are those rumoured omg wtf YES

      • Kingbooman

        Yes! AJ vs Trish was a dream/rumored match last year and Nattie vs Trish 3 years ago.But Trish is Preggo.

  • nismos69

    Trish was the only diva who got out the right way.

  • nismos69

    Lita deserved this kind of treatment

    • Kingbooman

      I loved Faces at this time! I would literrally cry when Heels attacked faces because I was a kid.Now I just love heels and know the true meaning of wrestling.

      • nismos69

        (Cough cough) AJAJAJAAJJAJAJAJA. and if i was like even 13 now i would hate aj, and im 14

  • ?xXwhitenoiseXx ?

    Seeing the way Trish went out then seeing how Lita went out makes me sick.
    Ugh. Lita needs a do over last match.