WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus posted a reflective message on Instagram on the 10 year anniversary of her WWE retirement. It’s amazing to think she’s been away for that long, but she made a huge impact on the business and is arguably one of the most successful female wrestlers of all time.
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Ten years ago today I took my final bow at the @aircanadacentre in front of my hometown crowd in #the6ix. A bittersweet day as I was closing the chapter on my @wwe career but I was about to embark on the next chapters of the rest of my life. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect setting to say good-bye.. To have my retirement match in Toronto, against my arch rival (and bestie) @machetegirl and to do something that had never been done before, to enter the history books as a seven-time @wwe Women's Champion, well, it was something dreams are made of. Even too amazing for an ambitious, athletic wrestling fan girl to dream of… Who would have thought that the opportunity to be a part of the WWE family I was presented with in 1999 would have led to this! All I knew in 1999 was that I was capable athletically and I had a passion for wrestling that was fuelled by a drive and ambition that had pushed me to try to be the best in every other area in my life. I knew that if I was given the chance, I would take that ball and run. I knew I wanted to change the perception of how women were viewed in the wrestling world. I knew I wanted to be remembered as one of the best. I'm thankful for the opportunities @wwe gave me and for having Fit Finlay be my partner in crime to help navigate them. I'm thankful for all the hard working, athletic, kick ass ladies I got to work with, and I'm thankful to have had the support of you guys for the whole ride, watching me fall down and then dust myself off and get up, watching me grow up before your very eyes. And, to have you guys still here by my side is everything. It's been 10 years since I retired, 16 years since I started wrestling and here we still stand. I've still got some Stratusfaction to deliver if ya want it! Here's to another decade of Stratusfaction! #thankyouwweuniverse #decadeofstratusfaction #seventimewomenschampion