Who knew WWE could be so classy? I’d really just like to take this moment and thank WWE for their handling of Victoria‘s retirement, they have been extremely gracious to her – and we know that’s not usually the way when WWE drops a Superstar.
Obviously, all this week there have been so many comparisons between Victoria’s retirement to that of Trish’s and that of Lita‘s. I don’t want to compare but I feel I should say what I want to say. I think it’s really unfair to say things like Victoria shouldn’t be getting a bigger sendoff than Lita or whatever, sure Lita’s sendoff left a bad taste in many fans’ mouths but that was then and this is now. Times have changed. WWE has really started to take their divisions seriously and I’m just grateful that WWE has recognised Victoria’s talent and contributions to both the Raw and SmackDown women’s divisions. When anyone retires, they all deserve a nice sendoff but this is the entertainment industry – it’s not always going to work that way. I just think it’s a little silly to compare a thing as retirements.
From front page news to photoshoots to uncut footage of Victoria’s farewell, WWE has really done a great job in honouring Victoria. And they have even moved Victoria’s profile to the Alumni section of their website. That’s a great step towards becoming a future Hall of Famer. Check out Victoria’s emotional farewell to the SmackDown audience below:
EDIT: Check out Victoria’s final photoshoot (aptly titled “Retirement Photos”):