• Old School WWF Legend Celebrates Her Birthday
Legendary Old School WWF Attitude Era Diva Trish Stratus (Real name: Patricia Anne Stratigeas) celebrates her 43rd birthday today.
Trish joined the World Wrestling Federation in 2000 as the valet for T&A, a tag team consisting of Test & Albert, but went on the wrestle for the Women’s Championship, a title that she held 7 times over the years.
She ended up becoming the #1 diva of the famous Attitude Era and also the Ruthless Aggression Era, which is why Trish was honored in 2013 by Stephanie McMahon inducting her into the WWE Hall of Fame.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRISH STRATUS!
• WWE Hall Of Famer Explains Why Vince McMahon Will Never Let Another WWE Star Get As Big As John Cena
During a recent appearance on the Jim Ross Report, WWE Hall of Famer Bubba Ray Dudley explained why Vince McMahon will never let another WWE star get as big as John Cena.
Below is what Bubba said:
“You (JR) know damn well that you don’t go to the top of the mountain and stay at the top of the mountain unless you are chosen to be at the top of the mountain. And that’s not the way it was. One of your best friends in the wrestling business and in real life is a guy named ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin. He was told to never talk. What would’ve happened if he never grabbed that microphone and never would have said, ‘Austin 3:16 means I just whooped your a$$’? Now, back then, it worked. Now, if you’re not told to say something like that, how can you ever get to the top of the mountain?”
Seth Rollins has done it all and can do it all. But how come Seth Rollins is not at Cena level? How come he’s not at Rock level? How come he’s not at Austin level? It’s because I don’t think they will ever allow anyone to get to that level again.
If you take the three biggest stars over the last 20-some-odd years, would you say that Cena, Austin, and The Rock are the three biggest ones? Okay, so those three guys in their own way do what they wanted to do without Vince’s approval. Listen, Steve was able to walk out and still come back and have a job.
You (JR) helped out a lot, but not a lot of people walk out and come back in the next day. Rocky was able to walk away and become the biggest star in Hollywood. And John, my God! He just won the Muhammad Ali Award. He granted more wishes than anybody on the planet. I mean, he walks on water when it comes to the WWE.
And he was able to tell Vince, ‘I’m not going to Saudi Arabia’. I don’t think they’re ever going to let anybody get to that level again where they have control or say.
I learned a very important lesson from Vince McMahon one day, JR, that he taught me one-on-one. I don’t remember the arena we were in, but we were in a hallway and he said, ‘Bubba, it’s very rare that the boys have leverage on me, but when they do have leverage on me and they don’t use it, shame on them.’
What a lesson to learn from Vince McMahon and I apply that lesson to what’s going on in the WWE today.
They’re creating their stars, they’re letting their stars get as big as they possibly want them to be, but then there’s a ceiling. And I think Roman Reigns is at the top of that ceiling. I think Ronda Rousey is at the top of that ceiling. I think Charlotte is at the top of that ceiling. I’m not sure who will ever get passed that.”
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