Online World of Wrestling is pleased to welcome Trish Stratus into its Hall of Fame!
Courtesy in parts of Wikipedia.com: Patricia Anne Stratigias, better known as her ring name Trish Stratus, is a retired professional wrestler, former fitness model, and fitness guru, actress and television personality. She is best known for her tenure with WWE. After beginning her career as a fitness model, Stratus began working for the WWE. Early in her career, she was involved in sexually themed storylines, such as managing the team T & A and carrying on an affair with Vince McMahon. As Stratus spent more time in the ring her wrestling improved and her popularity increased. During her career Stratus was a the WWE Hardcore Champion, three-time “WWE Babe of the Year” and the “Diva of the Decade”. After nearly seven years in the business, Stratus retired from professional wrestling as a 7-time WWE Women’s Champion, the most in WWE history. In 2011, Stratus was a trainer for WWE Tough Enough and she was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013. Aside from professional wrestling, Stratus appeared on a number of magazine covers and hosted several award and TV shows. Trish Stratus also owns a yoga studio.
OWW’s editor-in-chief David Buckler wrote this tribute to Trish Stratus:
When Trish Stratus was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013 she took her rightful place among the best performers in the company’s history. By all accounts she is the most important modern-day “Diva” of all time, a true representation of their moniker, “Sexy, Smart, Powerful”. Trish basically did it all in WWE, from winning the women’s championship 7 times (a record) to sparring with Vince McMahon to feuding with Lita in matches that raised the bar for women’s wrestling. She even won the Hardcore title! Trish Stratus has also been a tremendous success outside of the ring. And her popularity endures. At WWE Fan Axxess 2014 in New Orleans, LA, one person had a line of fans literally 3 times longer than anyone else. One person was greeted by the loudest screaming fans when she walked out. One person felt like a bigger star than anyone else in the room. Trish Stratus.