The theme of this year's WrestleMania seems to be the return of some of the greats from the Attitude Era, like the Rock and Chris Jericho, to draw in viewers and highlight some of the WWE's new stars, like John Cena and CM Punk. WWE should apply that same formula to the Divas division and bring back Trish Stratus to challenge Beth Phoenix.
In recent interviews, Stratus has indicated she'd like to return to the WWE for a one-on-one match with the reigning Divas Champion. Here's an excerpt from an article with the U.K Sun:
"A match with Beth would be pretty amazing! I think she's just awesome in the ring.
"As a fan, stepping out of Trish the performer, I'd like to see myself and Beth Phoenix.
"With all the teases we've had along the way, to have a one-on-one match would be awesome. I'd love to work her. That's definitely on my bucket list.
Phoenix's current angle revolves around her lack of competition presently in the Divas division. While I've suspected that challenge will be answered by Kharma, who returned briefly at the Royal Rumble but hasn't been seen or heard from since, it would make more sense for Stratus -- arguably the greatest female wrestler in WWE history -- to be her opponent at WrestleMania 28.
The timing is perfect as well. Stratus did the interview with the Sun promoting her new movie, Bounty Hunters, which was released Tuesday on DVD. She also did an interview with WWE.com talking about the movie. An apperance on Raw in the coming weeks to promote the DVD, only to be interrupted and challenged by Phoenix, is a simple set-up. That is, of course, as long as Trish is willing to do the match -- and the job.
A victory against Stratus at 'Mania would give Phoenix a lot of credibility in the "Most Dominant Diva of All Time" boast. Until, of course, Kharma emerged to scare off the Glamazon and set up their program for the next few months.