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Trish Stratus Weighs in on Natalya Flatulence Gimmick: “Turn it into Something More Powerful”

Former WWE Women’s Champion Trish Stratus, who has had her fair share of controversial storylines, has some sage advice for current Diva and fellow Canadian, Natalya, regarding her flatulence gimmick.

In recent weeks, we’ve the third generation Diva pass gas in backstage segments — and even in the ring — before rushing off embarrassed.

Trish, who was once infamously made to bark like a dog on TV, weighed in on the storyline when probed by Diva Dirt in an interview.

Speaking to Diva Dirt Live, Trish admitted that she hasn’t seen any of the material yet — “SmackDown tends to fall off my radar”, she says — but she did offer this: “I haven’t seen it so I can’t comment on it directly, but hopefully it’s one of those things where it just gets people talking and it’s kind of like the Molly Holly thing where [we had] the ‘junk in the trunk’ [storyline]. People were like, ‘I can’t believe they’re doing that to her’, but at the end of the day, it got people interested, it got people invested, it got people into what they’re doing and you have something to talk about.”

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When Diva Dirt explained the Natalya segments to her a little more, Trish added: “I think it’s fantastic, actually. Now I’m speaking [on what was explained to her] — I haven’t seen it… I think it’s funny, it’s interesting, it’ll allow Natalya to do a little bit of acting, step outside her comfort level and do some fun things with other characters.”

Seeing the positive in the situation for Natalya, Trish who has achieved much success in her own career, offered some advice to Natalya: “I think any material is good material. Take it, do what you will with it. It’s like the ‘junk in the trunk’ thing, at first they’re like: ‘We’re gonna make fun of your big butt, which you don’t have, by the way’. Natalya doesn’t really have a flatulence problem so it’s okay. It’s character stuff.”

“At the end of the day, that’s what Molly Holly and I did. We said, ‘Okay, we’re going to turn this into an angle’. We turned it into an angle and we got chants going in every arena we went to. To me, everything that they give you – go with it. Run with it, take it and turn it into something else. Take it and turn it into something more powerful than just a fart.”

Listen to the full interview with Trish by catching a replay of Diva Dirt Live here.

Trish’s debut movie, Bounty Hunters, is available on DVD now in the UK and due for release on February 28th in the US and Canada.

Visit www.trishstratus.com for more on Trish and to pick up her yoga products.

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