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WWE wrestler's before-and-after photo honoring her baby’s birthday is insanely impressive

Elise Solé
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WWE wrestler Trish Stratus is honoring her baby’s first birthday — and her recent comeback — with a killer before-and-after photo.

On Tuesday, the now retired married mother of two posted the image on Instagram, which showed her wearing a pair of black underwear and a blue-and-gold embroidered robe. “If you had told me I would be celebrating my daughter’s first year birth month by kicking ass in a @wwe ring, I would have probably said ‘get the F out of here’,” she wrote.

The 42-year-old added, “But I did. At 12 months postpartum, 12 years post retirement and 7 years since I’ve competed in a ring and since birthed 2 children — I did it…. I came. I fought. I stratusfied. Because I am woman.”

In the post, Stratus gave a shout-out to her trainer, who helped her get back into shape post-baby, and to the all-women’s Royal Rumble match in January, which she participated in as one of seven moms among the 30 participants.


“Just because I had a baby, doesn’t mean I have to stop doing me,” wrote Stratus. “In fact, I am a stronger, wiser, more bad assy version of me, because trust me, birthing and babies do that to a woman! So let’s take a minute to shout out to the mama’s out there who are doing it, to the soon to be mama’s — get ready to be a better, stronger version of you!”

Accompanying the 87,000 likes were comments that Stratus was “inspiring” and “impressive.”

Stratus, who did not return Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013 — the same day she announced her first pregnancy with her now 4-year-old son, Maximus. “I just wanted to let you all know that in September, I’ll be delivering a little Stratusfaction,” she told the crowd. 

Her second child, a daughter named Madison-Patricia, was born on Jan. 14, 2017.

Since retiring, the Canada native launched a second career running a yoga studio called Stratusphere, and won a handful of business awards.

Impressive, both in and out of the ring.


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