The current women’s wrestling division in the WWE is giving us some of the greatest female stars in company history. Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Becky Lynch, Alexa Bliss and Nikki Bella are just some of the current stars that will have legacies stand the test of time if they continue at this pace. Most of the women’s wrestling stars of past years did not have a run credible enough to be considered WWE legends. Trish Stratus is the exception to the rule as arguably the biggest female wrestling star in WWE history.
WWE hired her to be eye candy as a stunning fitness model with an athletic background. Stratus was not supposed to be anything more than another attractive woman in silly matches. Her work ethic and desire to improve made it clear she wanted to be taken seriously as a credible wrestler. WWE allowed her to lead the division and it was a huge success. Trish took the women’s division to new heights at the time and was more popular than the majority of men on the roster. It has been almost ten years since she left the WWE to retire from the wrestling business. We’ll look at her life after the WWE with fifteen things you may not know about Trish Stratus’ journey after her retirement.
15. Kissed Pamela Anderson
Trish Stratus tried her luck with various entertainment gigs after the WWE, trying to become a mainstream celebrity. One of the projects saw her host the Canadian Walk of Fame induction ceremony. The high profile event featured many celebrities in attendance. Stratus saw a famous face during her rendition of a song and dance number from the film Chicago.
The celebrity in question was fellow Canadian bombshell Pamela Anderson. Stratus spotted Anderson during her crowd interaction portion of the performance. In a moment of improvisation, Trish reached out and delivered a kiss to Anderson. The former Baywatch star enjoyed the fun and humor of the kiss, which was a surprise to all watching. Stratus left an impact with the moment that went viral due to the popularity of both women involved in the kiss.
14. Refused To Appear At Indies
The majority of wrestlers to leave WWE still keep their toes in the wrestling world. Trish Stratus made it clear that she did not want to wrestle outside of the WWE. However, the option to attend conventions or appear at shows to take pictures and sign autographs seemed likely. Almost everyone to leave the WWE attempts to make extra money by doing such things.
Stratus turned down bookings to appear at autograph signings and had zero interest in filming any shoot interviews. She does do interviews with podcasts, primarily hosted by her friends and former co-workers, but it is not for any money. Trish wanted to leave that aspect of her life in the past and she only makes rare appearances at events that are not associated with any wrestling shows, like at ComicCon.
13. Removed Breast Implants
Breast enhancement was a very common surgery done by the female employees of the WWE and it was almost a prerequisite back in the day. Trish Stratus was no different and her breast implants may have been one of the more obvious ones. WWE went out of their way to use her assets in segments and flat out joked about the enhancements on multiple occasions.
Stratus decided this wasn’t something she wanted after she left the WWE. The times had changed and Trish just wanted to be happy in her normal life without worrying about the physical stresses of being a performer on national television. Stratus removed her breast implants shortly after leaving wrestling. Life after WWE has seen Trish make other physical changes, such as going with darker hair instead of her trademark blonde look.
12. Moved to Indiana For Reality Show
Trish Stratus aggressively tried to find new opportunities in television and film after leaving the WWE. One of the first projects she took was a reality television show titled Armed & Famous. Along with fellow secondary celebrities like Jack Osbourne and La Toya Jackson, she trained to become a reserve police officer by going on patrol with legitimate officers. Stratus was the only celebrity to take it seriously and did the best at the job.
A big change for the show saw her relocate from Canada to Indiana to film the series. The show worked with the Muncie Police Department, meaning she had to live in Muncie, Indiana for a short time period. Despite the hard work and commitment by Stratus, Armed & Famous was canceled after just a few episodes due to poor ratings.
11. Hosted Canada Reality Comedy Show
Another job opportunity on television for Trish Stratus saw her delve into the hosting world. Stratus was selected to host a Canadian show on CBC titled Second City’s Next Comedy Legend. The improvisation show saw contestants attempt to create comedic characters on the spot in hopes of winning a spot with the Second City Canadian Touring Company.
Stratus hosted the competition, attempting to find the next chapter of her career. The structure of the show saw Trish in a role similar to Tyra Banks’s when she hosted America’s Next Top Model in the United States. Unfortunately, the Canadian show did not have the same success as that hit show. The Second City’s Next Comedy Legend was canceled after one season with lackluster response to the show.