Trish Stratus has opened up about what she considers to be the most embarrassing moment of her WWE career.
Speaking on Taylor Wilde’s Wilde On podcast, the WWE legend revealed that she stumbled on the way to the ring for her retirement match. The match was at the Unforgiven pay-per-view in 2006 against long-time rival Lita. Trish would win and retire as Women’s Champion. However, in making her way to the ring, she had a stumble.
“At my epic retirement match, I’m at the Air Canada Centre in front of my hometown crowd, the crowd is going crazy for me, it’s my final moment, I’m walking down the ramp to the ring, I go up the stairs…and I tumble. I didn’t tumble off and I’m like ‘oh, I’m fine.’ Why do we do that when we tumble, we’re like ‘I’m good, who saw that? Who didn’t see it?’ Thankfully, thanks to WWE programming, it’s maybe erased from some people’s memories. I went on to have a great match. Hopefully, they remember that part.”
She also covered knowing when to stop wrestling and other projects she has pursued after her retirement. Since that final bout, she has since returned to the ring – facing Charlotte Flair at SummerSlam in 2019 as well as competing in the inaugural women’s Royal Rumble match in 2018.
During the Attitude Era, Trish Stratus was one of the biggest names in the women’s division along with Lita. Both are famed for their rivalry that arguably provided some of the groundwork for the current prominence of women’s wrestling in the WWE.
H/T Fightful for the transcription
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