Today in History: Trish Wrestles Eric Bischoff For a Title Shot

On this day in history:

April 28th, 2003 | Trish Stratus made the mistake of telling GM Eric Bischoff that she would “do anything” to get a rematch against Women’s Champion Jazz, so he proposed a uniquely slimy solution. He said that Trish would face him in a match–if she won, she got her title shot. If she lost, she would have to sleep with him. In the real world, these would be the makings of a workplace sexual harassment lawsuit, but in the wrestling world, it’s a Monday, so Trish gamely went ahead with it. She ended up fighting Victoria and Jazz more than she did Bischoff, and the damage those two Divas instilled took their toll: Bischoff pinned Trish and secured his title as “Creepiest Boss of All Time”. Mercifully, though, Linda McMahon took that moment to arrive at the arena, splitting Bischoff’s GM duties 50/50 with Stone Cold Steve Austin and thereby freeing Trish from her “obligations”.

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  • majestylove

    I love the way Linda makes her entrance =D

  • Raekon

    “Someone help her out! That’s Trish Stratus!” Yeah yeah…
    His ass started sweating when he saw Linda cause he knew he was in trouble. :p
    How I miss these days in which womens wrestling in WWE really matter. :(

  • defineinsanity

    I used to like Eric Bishoff as GM he actually interacted with the divas now and then. ^^

  • Ryan

    Loved how tough Trish is! She deff was the best! =D

    And Ms Linda McMahon, nice to see a business woman!
    BTW 2003 was a CRAZY year specially for Smackdown! Chris Benoit Eddie Guerrero Kurt Angle Undertaker Brock Lesnar and aside from them also the divas were doing it big time on Raw! Raw Divas used to be “The Big Leagues” and Smackdown was like the In-Training section! How things changed..
    Meanwhile McMahon Vince was an evil son of a bitch that year lol…Man I hated him so much lol..he was Satan!

  • StraightEdgeGirl84

    I had no memory of this at all and I’m ok with that.

  • no rain

    that chick kick would have been awesome if Eric would have sold it right, wow i really miss this Victoria/Tara she was so bad ass

  • YouCanLookButYouCan’tTouch

    I miss Linda McMahon.I wish she’d come back and stick it to Johnny or Stephanie McMahon.

  • WWEStarInTraining

    Eric Bishoff > John Lauranitis

  • AdrianRay

    That Chick Kick….

  • melon2617

    Trish was always so bad ass with the bumps that she would take. She’ll always be my fave Diva.

    I loved to hate Bischoff, but much like a lot of the Attitude Era/Monday Night Wars stuff, he simply wouldn’t fit in today’s wrestling. He’s just too sleazy for the PG era.