Trish Stratus Talks Natalya, Divas She’d Like to See in Hall of Fame

WWE Hall of Famer and seven-time Women’s Champion Trish Stratus sat down with The Layfield Report to discuss a variety of topics, and amongst them was her relationship with former Divas Champion Natalya.

Stratus has said numerous times she would love to work with her fellow Canadian and reveals she and Nattie are still close friends.

She said: “So I always speak to Nattie all the time, just continuing to encourage her. When she was doing the farting gimmick, I just told her that I know sometimes you feel like, ‘Why am I doing this?’, but know that everything happens for a reason and maybe they’ll show a different side of her personality and try to use it somehow. It’s nice to keep in touch with these girls.”

Trish, of course, was inducted into this year’s WWE Hall of Fame class, but there’s a few other names she’d like to see inducted too.

She revealed: “Well, I think an obvious one is Luna Vachon. I know that if I was to look at who would I think would be going in this year before I got the call, who would I pick as a female? Luna Vachon for sure. Hopefully one day, ‘Macho Man’ will be inducted and I’m sure that would mean Miss Elizabeth would be… those are two super important people within the industry. And from my era? Gosh, I wouldn’t be surprised if every single one of them got in. I mean you know they all deserve it.”

Trish went on the credit her success to the women she worked with, adding: “The work that I’m being recognized for, so to speak, is the work that we all did. It wasn’t just me. It was the storylines we created, and it was the groundbreaking matches. It was the way we perceived women’s wrestling as a whole.

“It wasn’t just me – it was all of us. I’m talking about everyone from Jacqueline to Ivory to Lita to Molly Holly to Mickie James to Victoria… those were the girls. We were the ones who busted our butts and tried to really change the way women’s wrestling was perceived… so, to me, any one of those women easily fit the bill.”

The WWE seems to be pretty selective as to which women go into the Hall of Fame. In fact, Trish is only the sixth. Let’s hope Trish’s suggestions make it into the Hall!

To read the full interview, click here.

Do you think Trish’s hopes of the other “golden era” Divas making it into the Hall of Fame will come true?

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  • B1G_FaN

    Every one of the ladies mentioned by Trish is deserving of the WWE Hall of Fame.

    I would add Rockin’ Robin to that list as well.

  • She-Wolf

    Trish handles herself so well in interviews. What an intelligent and respectful woman.

    I’d like to see Luna and Lita in the hall of fame next.

  • http://twitter.com/RyanRoman0 Ryan

    Luna Miss Liz
    Jackie Ivory Jazz Victoria Molly Gail Kim
    Lita Terri Torrie Nidia Dawn Sable dude I don’t care even Debra and Kitty did their thing!!
    A lot of girls man
    Michelle Candice Mickie Melina Nattie Beth Layla
    Eve AJ Naomi Kate Aksana
    All u ladies deserve it in my book :)

    Trish u rock!! Thank u for mentioning all the teamwork and all the girls my god u are total class woman!!!! :)

  • 09DHK

    Luna (the ORIGINAL Psycho Bitch), Jacqueline (first African American Women’s Champ)and Sable (the REAL original WWE Diva) should DEFINITELY be in the HOF already. I know that once she retires, WWE will induct Victoria since she participated in the ONLY divas “Steel Cage” match with Lita (who’s also a shoe-in for the HOF). I also feel as though now that Chyna’s gone cold turkey with the porn and somewhat back on track with life, she’ll be inducted within the next five years or so; if not on her own, then with DX. Ten years or so down the line, Michelle McCool will definitely be inducted since she’s the first Diva’s Champ, as will Mickie since she’s the only Triple Crown Women’s Champ.

    • Gail-Trish-Brooke

      If anything, the “triple crown” thing would hurt Mickie’s chances, not help them.

  • flash1086

    Love Trish!!!!

  • MsXxxdiva247

    All these names mentioned deserve to be in too. Luna Vachon for sure.

  • litafan2000

    Luna should have been inducted years ago and the sad thing is that she probably won’t be inducted for years to come. Very unfortunate! I see Lita being inducted soon, Sable and a few others soon.

  • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

    Funny shes jumping on the induct luna bandwagon when im sure she never watched a single match she had…
    of course luna should be inducted but women like chyna(maybe not),lita & sable (if she wants to) will go in before her…
    im surprised miss elizabeth hasn’t been inducted yet…

    • jonboi

      Actually trish has mentioned a few times over the years about how she respected Luna work in wwe !!! I think luna next year lita the year after then maybe sable

  • Gail-Trish-Brooke

    I think it’s kinda funny that just because Trish went in this year, people think that Lita will automatically go in next year. I can see Sable, Miss Elizabeth, Luna, Chyna, and possibly even Jackie or Ivory going in before Lita.

    Trish went in this year because of all of her accomplishments, not because they ran out of deserving people from before her Era.

    • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

      I think they inducted trish because the year before they inducted a trainwreck & wanted someone with some dignity in to make up for sunny…

  • VelvetLoveFan

    Michelle will deff be in the HOF sometime