Former WWE star Trish Stratus has officially been inducted into the Hall of Fame, making her one of just a handful of women to be honored with the prestigious selection.
The news comes from WWE Universe on Twitter:
WWE Universe @WWEUniverse
The Hall of Fame is now #Stratusfied with the induction of the 7-time WWE Women's Champion!! Congrats TRISH!! @TrishStratuscom #WWEHOF1/29/2013, 3:50:13 AM
Not only did she hold the women's belt seven times between 2001 and 2006, but Stratus even held the WWE Hardcore Championship for a slight moment in May of 2002.
As such, it's not difficult to make the claim that she is the greatest women's wrestler of all time, as the Miami Herald's Scott M. Fishman argues:
Scott Fishman @smFISHMAN
The greatest diva of all time @trishstratuscom will take her place in the #WWE Hall of Fame. Well deserved. Stratisfying. #RAW1/29/2013, 3:50:44 AM
It's hard to know where to begin when describing Stratus' amazing, achievement-laden career.
Despite all her wins, her finest moment might have come in a loss. Her 2006 WrestleMania feud—the actual match, the buildup, all of it—with Mickie James was one of the more memorable moments in WWE diva history.
In 2003, Stratus was involved in another WrestleMania classic when she knocked off Jazz and Victoria in one of the best women's matches that you will ever see.
On top of those two WrestleMania battles, Stratus' work with stars like Edge and feuds with Lita, Victoria and Molly Holly—which serve as reminders of when the WWE's women division was truly a remarkable one—come to mind as definitive unforgettable wrestling moments for most fans.
When Stratus retired in 2006—which appropriately ended with the Canadian beating Lita via the Sharpshooter—the business lost a true star. There is no question that she deserves this elite honor.