• Trish Stratus On Moving On From Bra & Panties Matches, The Rock, Training For The Women’s Rumble
During a recent interview with The Niagara Falls Review, WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus talked about working the Women’s Royal Rumble earlier this year, moving away from Bra & Panties matches, and The Rock.
Below are the highlights:
On working the women’s Royal Rumble earlier this year:“I got the word on Dec. 26 … I was eating a chocolate peanut butter ball. I was like, ‘Oh my God!’ I put the peanut butter ball down and said, ‘OK, let me talk to my family.’I called a friend of mine in Toronto — whenever there’s a TV show or production that needs a ring, he’s the guy — and I said, ‘Can we get a ring set up? I might have an opportunity, and before I say yes to them, I have to make sure I can still do this.’Wrestling is like riding a bike, it really came quicker than I thought. My body definitely knows what to do. Was I little sore? Yes, absolutely. My body was like, ‘Why did you just throw yourself down from five feet up?’ My body was reminding me that’s not normal.”
On moving away from Bra & Panties matches:“It kind of went with the territory. It was the product at the time. I look back, and I know that every time I did roll my eyes, I was one step closer to moving away from it. I was like, ‘I don’t think I can take another bra and panties match because I know I can do more than that. I think I can hold their attention and not be in my bra and panties, let’s try that.’ Everything was a stepping stone towards the changing of the tide.”On The Rock:“He was always such a great guy anyway, so you’re always happy to see such a positive, warm person making it outside the business. And he’s a good friend of mine, so that’s neat, too — I knew him back in the day. He was always the hardest working guy in the company, so I’m not surprised at the success he achieved.”
• Reason Why The Authors Of Pain Have Been Absent On WWE TV, Update On Their Return
According to the Wrestling Observer, the reason why The Authors Of Pain haven’t been on WWE TV recently is because one of the two members was having issues with his visa.
The issue has apparently been resolved already, and they are expected to return to television soon. However, WWE’s plan is to wait until they can focus on the team properly, and bring them back as soon as they’re not busy focusing on getting the other teams over like Drew McIntyre/Dolph Ziggler, and The B Team.