Trish Stratus Talks About Turning Down A Torrie Wilson Kissing Angle

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Trish Stratus appeared on The Ross Report (transcript credit wrestlinginc.com). Here are the highlights…

On Being Protective of Her Character: “Honestly, I’m great with what I’ve done. I’d do it all over again and even try to make it better, but could I? Because, as you know, I had a reputation for being like, ‘I’m going to be vocal about it.’ And I was really good about having conversations and working closely with the writers and with Vince [McMahon]. And if I really had a problem with something, I learned right away never to go, ‘no’. You never say, ‘no’. Say, ‘no, but’ and my way was saying, ‘how about we try it like this? Can we try it like this? Here’s another outcome. I know what you’re trying to achieve, if we could achieve it this way, like, lets go around this way to get there.’ And so, I feel like every storyline was really thoroughly thought out by myself as well as the people I was working with. And yeah, I’m so happy with everything I look back on.”

On Turning Down a Torrie Wilson Kissing Angle: “There was one moment that I wasn’t happy about. It didn’t air. Like, something for SmackDown, they wanted me and Tori to do a kiss and I was like, ‘I can honestly say that famous line, ‘my character would not do that’. It just didn’t feel like it fit for me. And so, I suggested another way and their way of saying, ‘your way wasn’t that great’ [was] it didn’t air and I think Stacy [Keibler] doing the same spot. They said, ‘we’ll do it with someone else then’ was kind of how I got out of that one. But I was pretty vocal about saying, ‘I just don’t feel comfortable with that way. Can we try it this way?’ My way didn’t quite achieve the same affect on TV. So, but yeah, it was important to me to protective over my character and I feel that’s why the integrity of Trish Stratus stayed intact pretty much my entire career, especially after the big turn at WrestleMania 17.”

On Lita’s Recent WWE Departure: “She’s doing great, yeah. I think it just came to a time when she was ready to move on too. I mean, this was something that came to her, it was a neat opportunity that happened after Tough Enough. Like a great opportunity for her was Tough Enough. And then, it was the natural transition for her to sort of try on some different hats and see what would work back there and it kind of ran its course and that’s that. But she enjoyed it. She got to try a few different things. Doing the producing was fun. And then, she got to do the onscreen announcing, like the panel there and she really enjoyed it.”


On Her Mt. Rushmore of women’s Pro Wrestling: “Hey, have you been reading TrishStratus.com? We actually did that! Yep, we revealed Mount Rushmore. We Stephanie McMahon. We had Mickie, Victoria, and Lita. That was my women’s Mount Rushmore.”


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