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!
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