Trish Stratus will be teaming with Lita and Becky Lynch to face off against Damage CTRL at WrestleMania 39.
Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, the WWE Hall of Famer revealed why she often returns to WWE and tries to make the most of it.
Additionally, Stratus commented on her loss to Lita at WrestleMania 21, and more.
You can check out some highlights from the interview below:
On always making the most of her air time: “If I had two minutes, I wanted to make it the best two minutes I had. I never knew I wanted to be a wrestler when I was growing up. Michael Hayes met me when I was in the fitness business, and he said, “You could be a wrestler.” I was a bikini model, but I knew I could speak, too. I loved the crossover from the “I want puppies” chants to fans wanting to see us wrestle. Then we got the visibility for wrestling, and that’s when I decided that I wanted to be the representation and voice of it.”
On losing her singles match with Lita at WrestleMania 21: “We were so disappointed to lose that singles match. We’d been working toward that WrestleMania. I was driven to reach a new point in my wrestling, and I geared up for that moment. Who would have thought we’d have this match now? We’ve mostly been rivals, so it’s cool that we’re teamed up. We’ve been best friends since the very beginning. I feel so honored and blessed that I can do this with my very best friend. My ring is set up in Toronto, so I’ll be ready for WrestleMania.”
On what motivates her to return after her last match in 2019: “I’ll only come back if it’s fun. I’m taking time away from my businesses and my babies. I love passing the torch and passing on my knowledge. It’s the little things that make a superstar. Was I the greatest wrestler? I don’t know, but I knew how to make people take notice. I loved that about working with Charlotte. When you hear Sasha Banks or Charlotte or Nattie [Natalya Neidhart] talk about our influence, that makes me go, ‘Oh s—. I want to keep doing this, and now with them.’”
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