Trish Stratus is a Hall of Famer and a genuine inspiration to wrestling fans and aspiring women wrestlers.
So how does she feel that, her being a “role model”, leads to many up –and-coming women WWE Superstars copying her moves?
Well, according to Trish herself, in fellow women’s wrestler Natalya’s column for the Calgary Sun, it’s a humbling experience. But not an unwelcome one.
“I’ve seen some of my signature moves from today’s talent. I don’t blame them as they are effective moves,” says Stratus.
She points out that Carmella does the Stratusphere and Riott Squad member Liv Morgan does The MaTrish. She then goes on to talk about her WWE Evolution opponent Alexa Bliss.
“She has spoken about being a fan and studying my work and so it is humbling to see shades of Trish Stratus in her matches,” she said.
Regarding Evolution, Stratus is in awe of the fact that there’s now a women’s pay-per-view and what that says about the women’s division today.
It makes me proud knowing the blood, sweat and tears we shed have helped pave the path, but it’s the work of the women of today that have carved a viable and credible place for women in WWE,” she said.
“When we were competing in the so called ‘Golden Era’, we never could have imagined we’d be where we are today – an all-women’s pay-per-view. It’s amazing, as back then we felt accomplished just getting a match on a pay-per-view event, and here we are with an entire event devoted to us!” added Stratus.