Trish Stratus Talks About Her new Movie, Her Time As WWE Diva

Trish Stratus recently spoke with The Huffington Post to promote her new movie, Gridlocked. During the conversation, she spoke about the Divas Division when she was part of it. Here are some highlights:

On how her movie character compares to her WWE Diva character:

“I play a female who’s trying to make her mark in a male-dominated world. She’s proven herself, and through her work, she’s earned her spot in the boy’s club. The environment she is in is very much like with my wrestling days, very much like my Trish Stratus character. [laughs] A strong-willed female who kicks some serious ass, sounds familiar, right?”

On when the fan’s perception of the Diva’s started to change:

“I remember Victoria and I coming back to the dressing room one night and were excited that we had ‘Holy shit’ chants, rather than chants for ‘puppies’, a sign that the fans were taking our matches seriously and we were giving them action not expected from the women.”

On the WWE Diva’s during her prime:

“We had the chance to develop the crowd’s interest in women’s wrestling organically. The women I was working with at the time were just phenomenal. During that time, we had to reeducate the fans on what to expect from women in the ring. It was a very special time where we were appreciated for the athleticism we brought to our performances.”

 

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