After retiring from wrestling in 2006, Trish Stratus made an unexpected comeback on last night’s WWE Monday Night RAW. In the main event from Toronto, the former WWE Women’s champion teamed up with John Cena to defeat Santino Marella and current Women’s champion Beth Phoenix.
Evidently, Cena needed a female tag partner and he initially enlisted Kelly Kelly’s services, but Kelly left the building when The Miz teased that her hotel room was trashed. Cena then somehow was able to find Trish Stratus on short notice and get her to the building as his replacement tag partner less than 30 minutes before the main event.
Prior to her appearance on last night’s WWE Monday Night RAW, rumors have been circulating that Trish Stratus will be visiting the backstage of the show, which is something she has hinted on her blog for the past weeks, along with her on-going feud with Beth Phoenix. However, at the time, her schedule and participation on the program wasn’t confirmed.
Stratus was last seen on the May 5 episode of RAW in which she took part in a backstage segment involving Ron Simmons and Trevor Murdoch.
After beginning her career as a fitness model, Stratus began working for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), which was later renamed World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), in March 2000. As her wrestling skills and popularity strengthened, she became a one-time WWE Hardcore Champion, three-time “WWE Babe of the Year” and was proclaimed “Diva of the Decade.” On September 17, 2006, she retired after nearly seven years in the wrestling business, following her seventh victory in the WWE Women’s Championship, the most in WWE history.
Aside from wrestling, Trish Stratus also starred in the competitive reality series Armed and Famous, The Second City’s Next Comedy Legend and the travel program Stratusphere.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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