Throughout her career Trish Stratus had the opportunity to play off and appear alongside many of WWE’s leading men.
From interacting and teaming with The Rock during the Attitude Era to teaming with John Cena later in her career, Stratus bridged the divide between men’s and women’s wrestling for years.
However, in more recent times intergender interactions between performers have become less and less common. While there have been exceptions to that rule, and the Mixed Match Challenge enjoyed a level of success, the dynamic between men’s and women’s performers has definitely shifted.
Appearing on Busted Open Radio spoke out in favour of intergender interactions, declaring that she’s a “huge fan.”
“I’m a huge fan of it,”
“I feel that’s a big part of me getting over as a character; fans getting able to see the females and males integrated together. To me, it wasn’t male and female, it was ‘this character’ and ‘this character’ being able to mix it up. We had a huge roster of amazing characters so when you can mix it up, it’s really cool. There’s great storytelling that can happen when you have a big man and the girl. There were so many priceless spots. It’s cinematic gold, can tell a great story, and can develop characters and storylines.”
While Trish Stratus hasn’t performed in the ring since 2019, WWE recently named her the greatest ever female Superstar.
Following her debut in 2000 the former model initially performed as a manager, interacting with the likes of Test and Albert, The Dudley Boyz and Vince McMahon. However, over time, Stratus developed as an in-ring performer, winning plaudits as well as seven WWE Women’s Championships.
Stratus retired from full-time competition in 2006, after winning her final women’s title. Although Hall of Famer has continued to make appearances in WWE, most recently facing Charlotte Flair at SummerSlam in 2019.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.