WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus had her fair share of WrestleMania moments throughout her successful career. However, there was one that resulted in a heated backstage confrontation.
After retiring from the ring in 2006, Stratus made a big return at WrestleMania 27. The seven-time women’s champion teamed with Jersey Shore star Snooki and John Morrison to face LayCool and Dolph Ziggler.
Following their victory, Stratus went to raise Morrison’s hand only to be ignored by the former WWE Superstar. A similar reaction happened the following night on Raw in a match with Morrison against Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero. The second incident led to the Stratus confronting the former Intercontinental Champion after the match.
Speaking to Lillian Garcia in 2019, Stratus spoke about the incident and revealed what happened between her and her then-tag team partner.
“We [Stratus and Morrison] had a little conversation in the back. It wasn’t a little conversation actually, it was the first time I actually, like we were passionately talking about it. But basically I was like, ‘You just stole a moment from a performance. Whatever you feel about me, maybe you think you’re not cool with me. Which is fine, I don’t mind but we’re performing and tonight we’re partners, and the crowd was excited about us as a team, as a partnership. And you’ve taken that moment from the fans. And it’s like, for what, right? You can wait five seconds later, I’m gone tomorrow,'” she said.
“And he went into this whole thing, and said, ‘Well you’ve taken a spot from another superstar by being here.’ And I was like, ‘Nope. I have not taken a spot from someone. I was assigned this spot. I’m on this show called Tough Enough that airs after this [Raw], and they brought me back for that.’ So it kinda got a lot of big buzz. And then eventually, he got released and everyone thought it was because of that incident. But who knows, whatever,” she added.
Trish Stratus Is Rumoured To Come Out Of Retirement
With Montreal hosting Elimination Chamber soon, there is a tonne of speculation surrounding Stratus’ return to the ring.
A recent report stated that Becky Lynch will be teaming with Lita and Stratus to take on Damage CTRL. Lita returned to WWE on the most recent episode of Raw where she came to help Lynch defeat Bayley in a Steel Cage match after IYO SKY and Dakota Kai got involved.
It was noted that Stratus will be appearing on Raw on February 13th to set up the tag team match at Elimination Chamber.
Stratus last appeared on Raw back in August in her hometown of Toronto, Canada. On that occasion, her promo was interrupted by Bayley and Damage CTRL. In a back-and-forth segment that also featured Bianca Belair, Stratus threatened to come out of retirement to face Bayley.