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WWE Legend Trish Stratus Praises NXT Star’s Tribute Move

One big thing: Trish Stratus acknowledges Duke Hudson’s homage

WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus gave a nod to NXT star Duke Hudson for executing her signature move, the Stratusphere, during NXT Heatwave.

The details:

• Hudson performed a handstand headscissors takedown on Nathan Frazer during the NXT Tag Team Championship match.
• Stratus shared a clip of the move on X (formerly Twitter), commenting “Excellently executed!”
• The tribute occurred during WWE’s back-to-back premium live events in Toronto, Stratus’s hometown.

Why it matters:

This interaction highlights the ongoing influence of wrestling legends on the current generation of performers. It also sets the stage for potential future storylines involving Stratus and emerging talent.

By the numbers:

• Stratus is a 7-time WWE Women’s Champion.
• She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.
• Her last full match was against Becky Lynch at WWE Payback in September 2023.

What’s next:

• Stratus recently appeared as a special guest host at WWE Money in the Bank 2024 in Toronto.
• A backstage segment with Tiffany Stratton hinted at a possible future matchup.
• Stratton expressed interest in facing Stratus, calling her an idol.

The recognition from a legend like Trish Stratus can significantly boost a young wrestler’s career. How do you think this interaction might impact Duke Hudson’s trajectory in NXT? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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