AJ Lee: “To anyone in WWE, she’s an inspiration. She has helped us break a lot of glass ceilings. It’s really cool to have someone from our generation — that’s actually classified as a ‘Diva’ — to be in the Hall of Fame.”
Aksana: “I’m really excited for her. I want to say congratulations to her. She’s my idol.”
Kaitlyn: “It’s so cool to see. She made such a huge impact and she is so iconic. Everyone aspires to have just a little bit of what Trish had.”
Lilian Garcia: “She totally deserves this. She worked incredibly hard and made such an impact. Trish redefining what being a WWE Diva means and gaining a spot in the Hall of Fame didn’t come simply from drop dead gorgeous looks or natural talent, but hard work. She totally deserves this. She worked incredibly hard and made such an impact.”
Natalya: “Trish was a pioneer for the Divas. There were women that came before, but she broke all the barriers and all the stereotypes. She had a work ethic like no other. She worked her tail off. She can do anything. Certainly, I’ve been extremely inspired by my family, but when I decided I wanted to be a lady wrestler, it wasn’t because of my family. It was because of Trish. … She is one of the reasons I’m doing what I’m doing today and I couldn’t be happier for her.”
Thoughts: Their quotes seem to have a common theme: the lasting impact Trish made in the WWE. She paved the way for the modern Diva and the likes of AJ, Aksana, Kaitlyn and Natalya. Undoubtedly, that is Trish’s legacy, and a large part of the reason why she’s the first Diva of the modern era to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.