WWE News: Two Hall Of Famers Tease In-Ring Return At ‘SummerSlam’

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As documented by WrestlingNews.co, WWE veteran Trish Stratus took to Twitter earlier to tease a SummerSlam match. In the tweet, she shared a picture of action figures of herself and Lita, while thanking Bayley and Sasha Banks in the accompanying caption.

As the report highlighted, the tweet was shared a couple of weeks after the reigning Women’s Tag Team Champions teased a dream match against the Hall of Famers. Stratus’ latest tweet could possibly be interpreted as them answering the current superstars’ request for the dream tag bout.

Lita also revealed that she’s open to an in-ring return last week, which prompted speculation that she’d face Banks or Bayley at the event. Banks recently shared a picture of herself dressed in Lita’s attire, claiming that she’s better than the legendary superstar. The WrestlingNews.co article also noted that Bayley has called out Stratus in recent weeks.

Stratus and Lita haven’t completely retired from in-ring competition, either. Stratus faced Charlotte Flair at last year’s SummerSlam, while Lita participated in a match on Monday Night Raw back in 2018. In that contest, Bayley and Banks were on the same side as Lita and Stratus.

Since then, Bayley and Banks have become two of the top heels in the women’s division. Their characters have been claiming that they’re better than some of the most celebrated performers in the history of the business. The storyline has also suggested that a contest between them and a pair of legends was inevitable.

Vince McMahon is reportedly looking to shake things up in an effort to fix the company’s ratings decline. Viewership for the weekly shows has declined during the pandemic, but two beloved stars returning could potentially bring in some more viewers.

The latest report also stated that Bayley vs. Banks was reportedly slated for the upcoming pay-per-view. However, those plans might have been put on hold in favor of the tag bout due to the current ratings situation.

The possible angle also makes sense from a generation vs. generation perspective. Lita and Stratus were storyline rivals during their early WWE careers, but they became strong allies later on. These days, their friendship outside the ring is known to be strong.

Banks and Bayley feuded during their time in NXT together, but they’ve been closely associated with each other since moving to the main roster. Given how the careers of all four women parallel each other in some ways, their teased angle is logical.