Cattie’s Catch Up: Trish Stratus vs Mickie James for the WWE Womens Championship at WWE Backlash 2006 (April, 30th 2006)
Welcome All to this weeks midweek reflective moment, and appropriately with WWE Backlash making its return this coming Sunday, its only suitable to keep the theme of Past Women’s Matches from the said event running. While this weeks earlier post jumped back to 2004, this particular report jumps forward in time to two years later, as Mickie James defended the WWE Women’s Championship against rival and fellow competitor and now Hall of Famer, Trish Stratus.
The Match served as a follow up to their previous clash weeks before at the 22nd WrestleMania, where Mickie, who had developed a disturbing infatuation for the Division Favorite, had dethroned her to win her first Women’s Championship. In Turn, Trish and Mickie’s feud upped its heat, and in addition, Trish would be entitled to her rematch clause per the WrestleMania defeat, James retained her title per disqualification when Trish dislocated her shoulder from a legitimate bump. While Trish recovered, she still appeared on Television Post Pay Per View, aligning herself with a debuting Beth Phoenix in another attempt to get revenge on James by introducing the “old friend” before Phoenix’s Injury additionally sidelined her.