• Trish Stratus Explains Why Vince McMahon Changed WrestleMania 20 Plan
At WrestleMania 20 in 2004, Trish Stratus turned heel and aligned herself with Christian, who defeated Chris Jericho in a match.
Trish & Christian made out in front of the MSG fans after the match.
During an interview on the Getting Over podcast, Trish revealed that Vince McMahon changed the plan for her on the day of the show.
Below is what the former Women’s Champion said:
“There are a couple of crazy things. I believe everything happens for a reason.
During that storyline, it was supposed to be, the whole beginning of the storyline was for Chris Jericho and I to end up together and we were going to be Trishtopher, and we were this quirky Canadian comedy duo, which people get annoyed with but find endearing. That was supposed to be the whole thing.
When Vince came to us, the night of WrestleMania, and said, ‘I think we’re going to change things up. We’re going to have…’ and he explained I would go heel. ‘What? This is so many months of storyline to get to this moment.’
We were excited about it. We thought fans wanted this, and they did, and that’s why he changed it. Fans wanted it so bad, he thought no one ever expected me to turn. For me, personally, it was a great moment and I was able to turn.
That was the first change that allowed for something positive. Christian ended up getting injured, I hate to say it, it helped my character because I wasn’t a side piece anymore, I was ‘the one.’ It was basically Jericho vs. Trish Stratus.
The guys were fighting on my behalf, maybe Tomko would have a match, but the storyline was Trish and Jericho. It allowed me to grow as a heel, work alongside Jericho, who is amazing and I learned so much working in that capacity.
It could have been really good, but I think everything happens for a reason. That was my best work as a heel, and my most enjoyable time, for sure.
Who knows what it could have been had Christian continued, but it was what it was, and I think it worked out pretty good.”
WATCH: Trish Stratus Strips Down To Red Lingerie:
• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (March 19, 2007) – WWE Monday Night RAW
On this day in 2007, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Monday Night RAW’.
This episode was broadcasted from the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE WrestleMania 23’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Masterlock Challenge: Chris Masters vs. Bobby Lashley
Money In The Bank – Qualifying – Battle Royal
Umaga vs. Eugene
Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton
John Cena vs. Chris Benoit