Trish Stratus is a WWE Divas legend to rival the likes of Torrie Wilson or the original wrestling Playboy star Sable.
But even those WWE heavyweights have failed to deliver the kind of “Stratusfaction” to fans Trish has provided ever since her arrival in the business back in 2001.
A WWE Hall of Famer, seven-time Women’s Champion and Diva of the Decade, Stratus also won the Hardcore Championship during her time in the ring, which might sound a little dodgy to those who aren’t in the know when it comes to wrestling terminology.
Currently focusing on life away from the ring, it’s nevertheless worth revisiting five moments that helped the WWE star go “Stratospheric”.
Every wrestler worth their salt needs a good entrance theme but not our Trish. Strutting out to the kind of early 2000s TLC-inspired R’n’B tosh, Stratus managed to save the day with a video clip featuring some of her very best matches and a few photo shoots to boot.
Stratus’ popularity saw her star in a series of steamy WWE-related photoshoots. Arguably the most notable of these came in a segment called Desert Heat, with Stratus posing alongside fellow Divas Terri Runnels and Stacy Keibler. Steamy.
Trish Stratus, Molly Holly, Jacqueline, Ivory, Victoria, Jazz, and Gail Kim. All in one ring. All at the same time. Not only was this insanely hot but it also happened to be a hell of a lot of fun at the same time. Incredible.
Trish Stratus went toe-to-toe with Torrie Wilson in an absolutely barnstorming arm wrestling match between the pair on Smackdown back in the day. Things took a turn for the awesome when Lita and Stacy Keibler got involved. Golden times.
Stratus went truly “Stratuspheric” with her first title win in the WWE, becoming one of the very first women’s champion in a victory that cemented her status as one of the true pioneers and icons of the sport alongside stars like the late great Chyna.