WWE Hall Of Famer Trish Stratus recently spoke with the folks from The Niagra Falls Review to promote her upcoming Comic Con appearance. Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On getting contacted by WWE to compete in their first-ever Women's Royal Rumble match: "I got the word on Dec. 26 … I was eating a chocolate peanut butter ball. I was like, 'Oh my God!' I put the peanut butter ball down and said, 'OK, let me talk to my family.' "I called a friend of mine in Toronto — whenever there's a TV show or production that needs a ring, he's the guy — and I said, 'Can we get a ring set up? I might have an opportunity, and before I say yes to them, I have to make sure I can still do this.'
"Wrestling is like riding a bike, it really came quicker than I thought. My body definitely knows what to do. Was I little sore? Yes, absolutely. My body was like, 'Why did you just throw yourself down from five feet up?' My body was reminding me that's not normal."
On debuting as the manager for T&A (Test and Albert) in WWE in 2000 and moving on from Bra & Panties matches: "It kind of went with the territory. It was the product at the time. I look back, and I know that every time I did roll my eyes, I was one step closer to moving away from it. I was like, 'I don't think I can take another bra and panties match because I know I can do more than that. I think I can hold their attention and not be in my bra and panties, let's try that.' Everything was a stepping stone towards the changing of the tide."
On The Rock: "He was always such a great guy anyway, so you're always happy to see such a positive, warm person making it outside the business. And he's a good friend of mine, so that's neat, too — I knew him back in the day. He was always the hardest working guy in the company, so I'm not surprised at the success he achieved."
Check out the complete Trish Stratus interview at NiagraFallsReview.ca.