There’s the dream match. Summerslam is in less than two weeks and the rapid fire buildup is certainly upon us. Some of the matches have already been set but due to the very short turnaround time between Extreme Rules and Summerslam, a lot of the matches are not getting a lot of time to get ready. Several of them have been made this week, including a big time dream match.

This week on SmackDown Live, Trish Stratus was a guest on the King’s Court with Jerry Lawler. During the segment, Lawler asked her if she ever wanted one more dream match. Stratus said she did, though she was busy being a mom. This brought out Charlotte, who challenged Stratus for Summerslam. The challenge was accepted and the match was made. This will be Stratus’ first singles match since 2011.

Stratus hasn’t been in the ring as much in recent years but she still has it. Check out one of her recent in-ring moments:


Opinion: This is the right way to go as Charlotte has won the Women’s Title so many times already that it doesn’t matter anymore. She needs another kind of challenge and that is what Stratus can offer her. It’s an actual dream match for a change and that is the kind of thing that they need to do. WWE can’t keep running the same thing over and over again and expect it to work, so switching things up a bit is the right idea.

Are you excited for the match? How do you see it going? Let us know in the comments below.

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