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October 31, 2021

Lita ‘Would Love’ To See Wrestling Companies Give Their Talent A Mental Health Resource

Amy Dumas, also known as WWE Hall of Famer Lita, is part of the “Tag Me In” initiative, alongside names like Chris Jericho, Trish Stratus, and Mick Foley, among many others. The group behind this mission is trying to spread the word and normalize mental health in order to break the stigmas associated with it, particularly in the wrestling world.

In an interview with Steven Muehlhausen of DAZN News, Lita discussed the importance of mental health in wrestling. When asked, she stated that major promotions like WWE and AEW should make an effort to provide their talent with an official resource so they can “check in” about their mental health as needed. She argued that, in doing so, the companies would be setting themselves up for success because it would help the performers operate at their highest level.

“I think definitely in professional sports, it’s more focused, and just checking in would be great,” said Lita. “There are these huge companies in professional sports, and just to add an additional point of resource to check in, I think it could provide huge benefits and potentially more profits, which obviously any company is looking at. But if you can have your performers performing at a top level because they feel great, that works for everyone. I would love that.”

Earlier in the interview, Lita shared her stance on the reason(s) it has taken so long for mental health to get the attention it deserves in professional wrestling. She described how it’s often perceived as a weakness, but in actuality, it deserves to be recognized as a vital part of the athletes’ training.

“…Professional sports, in general, is all about being at the top of your game physically, but mentally is also tied in,” said Lita. “I think it’s a perceived weakness that I don’t want to show or let anybody in to think that I can’t perform at my top level. But really, it all goes hand in hand. If you can’t be at your top level and feel comfortable mentally, you’re physically inhibiting yourself from performing at your top.

“So it needs to be extended as a part of your training and not only the physical preparation that goes into it but check in with yourself mentally to make sure that you’re dealing with whatever it is that you need to deal with, whether it is your anxiety, depression or feelings of loneliness to know that you’re not alone.”

June 15, 2016

Stephanie McMahon Says The Purpose Of Her Character Is Getting Others Over, Returning To The Ring

Stephanie McMahon participated in a Facebook Q&A this afternoon. You can check out the highlights below:

- She says her favorite thing about being in the WWE is getting to interact with the fans.

- Her favorite promo was the one she cut on Shane McMahon while getting the Legacy of Excellence Award, saying it was 'challenging.' Getting to slap Roman Reigns was also 'impactful and challenging.'

- Brie Bella 'packs a wallop' in her slap, according to Stephanie.

- Stephanie says it was a privilege to be in the ring with Dusty Rhodes and said that he challenged her in the ring on the mic. She says it was a moment that she'll never forget.

- She wanted to write a book to let people know what is so special about the WWE, and wanted to entice and entertain those people who haven't found it yet.

- She's excited to share her moments with Andre, dinner with wrestlers, her mom making Mr. T liver, and her love story with Triple H.

- She says she enjoyed her programs with Trish Stratus, Brie Bella, Lita and Jacqueline Moore. Having the privilege to get in the ring without being a wrestler is an honor to her. She says the decision to get back in the ring isn't up to her, it's up to the 'decision maker.' She says that as long as it helps get somebody over, that's the ultimate goal of her character.

- Being a heel is her preference over being a babyface. Heels getting their comeuppance is her favorite part, according to her. She cited Sable and Chris Jericho as doing that.

- Stephanie McMahon says the reason that she and Triple H train at midnight is because it's the only time they really have to train.

- She briefly considered a career as a dance choreographer and a marine biologist.

- She really enjoys helping grow the brand, and says she's wanted to be involved in the WWE her entire life.

- One of her biggest takeaways from the Eisenhower Fellowship is that people are all the same, regardless of country. She says it shouldn't have been that much of a surprise, but it was.

- Stephanie spends her free time with her children and husband doing movie night or game night.

January 11, 2016

WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus Talks Triple H’s Vision for NXT, Advice for WWE and NXT Divas, More

WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus recently spoke with Journey of a Frontman, and below are some interview highlights:

Her Advice To NXT Women:

“They have to challenge themselves and step out of the box every time they go out there. They have to stand out and give the fans somethng that intrigues them and will make them want to see more of them. I think people get used to their go-to moves and like staying in their comfort zone. But, even if its working, you still gotta mix it up. At the end of the day, it’s about going out there and making it the best damn two minutes you’ve ever made for yourself. Also spotting the opportunity to do that is important. us. I think right now is the time we are waiting for that big star from the women to break out.”

Triple H’s Vision For NXT:

“Well the thing about Triple H is he’s very smart and is a visionary really. As the person in charge of talent, his job is to recognize their abilities, spot their potential, then provide them with the opportunity that could elevate them that way they can make the most of them in the company. The cool thing is that he looked at the Divas division and he didn’t just see them as women, he saw these amazing athletes and characters that could do well on the show and connect with the fans. That’s what he did, he gave them the opportunity. Once the fans connect with them, they’re golden. It’s cool to see Triple H in this role, it’s no coincidence this vision is coming from a multi-time champion who knows a thing or two about what works in the ring.”

December 21, 2015

Trish Stratus to receive the 2016 Iron Mike Award

TRISH STRATUS has been named the 2016 “Iron” Mike Award winner! The women’s wrestling icon becomes first female ever to win this award.

Write-up courtesy of CAC Board Member Ron Hutchison:

“On behalf of the Cauliflower Alley Club, it’s Board and Executive Board members, it is with great pride and respect that I am very pleased to announce that TRISH STRATUS has been unanimously named the recipient of the 2016 “Iron” Mike Mazurki Award!

It is the very first time in the prestigious 51 year history of the club that the “Iron” Mike Award has been presented to a woman. With women now more than ever taking to the forefront and, in many cases, leading the way in all sorts of endeavors be it politics, sports, science, entertainment and just about anything else you can name it’s fitting that Trish becomes the CAC’s first ever female “Iron” Mike award winner as Trish had shot to the forefront of the women’s professional wrestling industry and, in the process, made wrestling history in very short order since her year 2000 debut.

As well as being named the World Wrestling Federation’s Diva of the Decade, this Canadian bombshell went on to win the organization’s Hardcore Championship and held the WWE Women’s Wrestling Championship a record 7 times and in doing so cemented her legacy in the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame.

As a wrestler, fitness model, fitness guru, actress and television personality Trish’s talent, work ethic and beauty is known worldwide. She has graced the cover of no less than an astounding 100 magazines and is strongly committed to giving back to the community. She is passionate about her charity work and using her celebrity to benefit others.

As the recipient of the 2016 Iron Mike Award Trish makes history, yet again! At the 2016 CAC gathering in Las Vegas, reunion goers will see what I have been fortunate enough to bear witness to for a very long time; you’d have to search long and hard to find anybody, male or female, as passionate, as focused, as endearing, as hard-working or as deserving as TRISH STRATUS.”

May 13, 2015

WWE and DK Releasing "WWE: Attitude Era" Book

DK Publishing will release the WWE: Attitude Era, a book that takes readers straight into one of sports-entertainments most colorful and controversial periods.

In this cure for the common book, we break down the outrageous moments, the pulse-pounding action and the over-the-top moments that made up the infamous Attitude Era.

Relive the late 90’s with:

*“Stone Cold” Steve Austin, D-Generation X, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Undertaker, Mankind and the deep roster of WWE Superstars and Divas that defined “Attitude”.

*New interviews from “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Triple H, Trish Stratus and many more.

*A retrospective on the beginning and end of the era, plus all the chaos in between.

*Stunning visuals, with full color imagery on every page, including never-before-seen photos.

September 16, 2014

Trish Stratus Talks About A Possible Return To The Ring, If She Likes Total Divas, WWE HOF, More

Ryan Rider from Main Event Radio spoke with WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus this weekend at the Montreal Comic Con. The two-part interview is available now at MainEventRadio.com. Below are some highlights:

Transitioning from Fitness to Pro Wrestling:

In fitness you're training for aesthetics to look good and to sculp your body a certain way. In wrestling you're training to perform. In fitness I was traveling all over the world but in wrestling it was 300 days a year, so it was a little bit of an adjustment. But I loved it, the challenge, taking in new things and taking in a new industry altogether. I'm kind of like a tomboy so a lot of the sports played – varsity hockey and soccer. I was kinda known as the goon on the team so I was used to being rough and able to take it. I used to wrestle with my cousins when I was a kid. When I first started, I had my share of bruises and my moments where I thought this is tougher than I thought but I loved it, embraced it and looked forward to the challenge.

Working with Test and Albert as "T&A":

They were awesome. Test, G-d bless him, was actually a jerk to me. He was pretty mean to me, was giving me tough love at the beginning. He made me prove myself first. Albert was amazing, great friend, and still a great friend. They gave me the opportunity to be by their side. I really got to learn front row. Take it all in, see the reactions, the mannerisms and all these little things that makes a good performance and got to use these things when I got to be on the other side of the ropes.

Main Eventing an episode of Monday Night Raw:

Completely an honor to be able to have that spot. We both arrived and couldn't believe it; it was like we're WHAT tonight! We knew this was our chance to prove that the women could hang with the boys. We worked just as hard as they did, the fans embraced it. We came back to big applause from our co-workers which meant a lot. I'm very blessed to have the career I did and have the people that I worked with to support the career I did. It's not a one-man show. It takes two to tango and it takes even more to put on a wrestling production. I'm just so grateful for all the people I was surrounded with.

WWE Hall of Fame Induction:

Just an honor. You're being recognized by your peers; your colleagues. Going in as the youngest was nice instead of hustling and bustling being an old bird coming up onto the stage. It was nice to be in my prime. And we represented the modern day divas, [Lita] this year and me last. I'm curious to see who they will choose next. A huge honor.

Thoughts on Total Divas:

I enjoy the show. I think it's great. I enjoy watching the drama just like you do. It's a reality show. We are glued to it to watch things unfold. It's enough of a glimpse into the wrestling world without too much to give our secrets away so I appreciate that.

If she is pondering an in-ring return:

Every time I have returned it's been on the basis that the door is never closed. If some awesome opportunity pops up and it sounds fun and challenging and it's something I haven't done before. That's kind of how each thing has happened. I have a great relationship with WWE and we're always chatting ideas. You never know, retirement is used very loosely in the wrestling world. There are lots of great workers right now. Seeing Brie and Stephanie in there a couple of weeks ago made me kind of excited again. So we'll see what happens. You know if that Stephanie keeps up her ways there is one woman that I know can put her in her place, just saying…me!

September 1, 2014

Trish Stratus Talks About Her Relationship With Lita, Brie Bella vs. Stephanie McMahon, Movies, More

Given how many things Trish Stratus has on the go at any one time -- acting, running her Stratusphere Yoga business, raising her son -- it's no surprise that she has to multi-task, like conduct this interview over the phone while taking her son out for a walk. Or like this weekend, where she'll combine a visit from her "bestie," Amy "Lita" Dumas, with an appearance at Fan Expo Canada.

"Team Bestie" will be at the event, which takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this Thursday through Sunday, where they will be holding autograph sessions, photo ops, and a joint Q&A session.

"It's great any time I get to spend time hanging out with Amy," Stratus told SLAM! Wrestling. "We have to work at (scheduling things), but in some ways it can be easy. She can say, 'Hey, I've got this project coming up, so I'm going to swing through Toronto for a couple of days on my way there.' In fact, we just baptized (Stratus' son) Max about a month ago, and (Amy) came in to Toronto for that."

Fan Expo Canada is the largest event the two have done jointly on their current "Team Bestie" tour, and Stratus is looking forward to getting to spend a full four days with Dumas this time.

"We have so much that we can relate to each other," she explained about their tight bond. "It's nice that we were able to stay friends beyond (wrestling). It's funny, because we're total opposites in a lot of ways. On paper, you'd never think that we would hang out together. But we lived so much of our lives together on the same path -- we were in the trenches together, from the beginning all the way through the end when we both retired -- that we just stayed in touch."

January 21, 2014

Trish Stratus and Lita Discuss Their WWE RAW Main Event In 2004, Talk Other Career Moments

Fans of TrishStratus.com recently voted for the top 10 moments between Trish Stratus and Lita. The two former Divas then commented on those moments. The #1 moment was their RAW main event in December 2004. Here's what they had to say:

Trish: "We were totally honored when we found out. We had worked our butts off to bring the level of our matches and the interest in our feud to this point, so it was like our hard work had paid off – we worked for that main event spot and we earned it – that felt great! We knew we had a huge responsibility to pull off something great. Thankfully, I have to say, it all came together quite easily for us considering the pressure. We had worked so many matches, we knew each other really well out there and the crowd was totally into it, which always creates a good environment to work in. One thing I do recall was our locker room was filled with a bunch of girls worrying about what to wear and Amy and I looked at each other and laughed because that was the last thing on our minds! I think we both wore the same outfit we wrestled in for the house shows that weekend! I guess what I'm saying is this is one match we knew people would be watching for more than what we were wearing."

Lita: "The timing of that match was great. Trish and I had been featured in the main event prior as a tag with Rocky and HHH, but this time was all ours. We were so thankful to be given the opportunity, but at the same time knew we could step up. We're both people that thrive on some pressure and a good challenge. So, that suicide dive... I remember Headbanger Mosh, or was it Thrasher, it was the one who was Beaver Cleavage, anyway, he was explaining to Trish that she needed to absorb me like a "venetian blind".... clear as day, right? Well let me tell you a Venetian blind at 6 plus feet and 200 plus pounds crumples a lot slower than a tiny Trish. At any rate, it was the most confused I've been after a bump. I had eyes on Trish, my feet didn't get caught on the rope, but when I landed it certainly didn't feel normal. We were on the narrow side of the ring and with her already bumping and having to aim so low it resulted in what I historically refer to as a scorpion bump. I don't recommend this, however, somehow I was totally fine. Watching it back I immediately sit straight up as in a "What the hell just happened, am I paralyzed type of thing?" I quickly realize I am not, but judging by the crowd reaction, it must have looked pretty bad. Good, that means I have an exaggerated 10 count to chill out, be thankful I am okay, and continue to rock Charlotte Coliseum as no two women have before or since."

April 7, 2013

2013 WWE Hall of Fame Inductees

February 27, 2013

Rumor Mill - WWE HOF Updates

There are plans to have 1-2 more inductees for the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame class. Ivan Koloff and Kamala's names have been discussed. The company has reached out to at least Kamala about being inducted.

As I noted in the PWInsider Elite section, Bruno Sammartino's induction will headline the ceremony. The company hopes to have Arnold Schwarzenegger induct him, something Bruno intends to talk to Arnold about when he is inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame during the Arnold Classic.

In regards to the other scheduled inductees, it's expected that Terry Funk and/or Jim Ross (possibly both) will induct Mick Foley. The company is considering Maria Menounos for Bob Backlund as the two are friends and obviously, WWE would love for the celebrity rub. Sgt. Slaughter's name has also been brought up for Backlund as has, interestingly enough, Roddy Piper.

In speaking around to those in the company, it was believed Donald Trump would most likely be inducted by a member of his family, possibly Ivanka Trump.

There's no word on Trish Stratus' inductor yet, although as I noted in the Elite section, Lita and/or Dave Finley would make the most sense. They could also go with Edge as they are both from Toronto and were trained by Ron Hutchison at the same school.

source: pwinsider.com

January 28, 2013

Trish Stratus Announced as WWE Hall of Fame 2013 Inductee

Trish Stratus has been announced as the latest inductee to join the esteemed Hall’s 2013 class...More?

February 24, 2012

Interview with Trish Stratus

February 20, 2012

Trish Stratus Comments on Working with Vince & Stephanie McMahon

"Vince is amazing, he is a great man and I can truly say that the reason I was probably so keen in the business is because I was given the privilege of working side-by-side with him. I was new to the company and four days a week I would be side-by-side with Vince so I really got to look into his mindset and saw the way he worked and saw what a perfectionist he was and what a performer he was and I tried to just soak it all in.

"I also worked really closely with Stephanie McMahon and I couldn't produce anything thing more than excellence when I was performing with her and having Vince there at ringside, I think it just elevated my game and allowed me to become a great performer.

"I learnt a lot from Vince and he is a really good friend of mine to this day and a mentor as a businessman. Since I've left wrestling I look back at a lot of the stuff he's done and I think I've adapted some of his philosophies in what I've done, running my own Yoga studio and programs."

February 14, 2012

WWE's Infamous Love Triangles

It's the season - and day - of love. However, while you're eating chocolates or smelling the roses your "boo" may have gotten you for Valentine's Day, Eve may be wondering just what she gotten herself into at Raw SuperShow between Zack Ryder and John Cena. It's like "Twilight" between the ropes, and we're afraid of vampires. And Kane.

Eve, though, is not the first WWE Superstar or Diva to be entangled in a love triangle. Oh no, not even close.

Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and Kurt Angle
Despite countless denials from both parties, Kurt Angle and Stephanie McMahon had been making eyes at each other for months, catching the ire of her husband, Triple H. Hey, here's a thought: if you're married to The Cerebral Assassin, why not make him more jealous by managing the guy you've been staring at and cause drama at every single turn? Check. Mate...More?

Edge, Big Show and Vickie Guerrero
Christian, Trish and Chris Jericho
Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth
Col. Parker, Sherri and Madusa
Matt Hardy, Lita and Edge

December 18, 2011

This Day in Wrestling History

Happy Birthday to "Stone Cold" Steve Austin
December 18, 1964

Toru Tanaka defeats Fritz Von Erich in Houston, Texas to win the NWA American Heavyweight Title (later to become the World Class World Heavyweight Title), ending Fritz' eighth reign as champion.
December 18, 1970

Happy Birthday to Rob Van Dam
December 18, 1971

Happy Birthday to Trish Stratus
December 18, 1975

Giant Baba won All Japan Pro Wrestling's 20-man Open Championship tournament in Tokyo with 11 points, beating out second place finishers Abdullah The Butcher and Dory Funk Jr. by one point.
December 18, 1975

Ricky Steamboat defeats Ric Flair in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to win the United States Title for a second time. This also marked the end of Flair's second reign with the belt.
December 18, 1978

Blue Panther defeats Satanico in a tournament final to become the first CMLL World Middleweight Title in Acapulco, Mexico. Panther would vacate the title six months later when he jumped to the rival AAA promotion.
December 18, 1991

partial source: pwinsider.com

November 22, 2011

Trish Stratus vs. Kharma?

Semi-retired former WWE Diva Trish Stratus says the one opponent she wants to have a match with is Kharma, who has been off TV for several months after a memorable WWE TV debut earlier this year. "When she debuted, I think it was one of the first times since I retired where I would have dropped it all to go back and step into the ring with her," Stratus told WWE's website in an interview promoting her inclusion in the new "WWE '12" video game. "That would have been an epic rivalry. I would have loved to have wrestled her. Hopefully, she’ll come back so the WWE Universe can see more of her."

source: pwtorch.com

November 18, 2011

This Day in Wrestling History

Kansas City promoter W. D. Scoville announces that Frank Gotch will return to wrestling to face Joe Stecher for $25,000. Gotch would wrestle "two or three men in the west" before wrestling the match with Stecher. The match never takes place.
November 18, 1915

Vince McMahon is indicted on charges of possession of anabolic steroids and conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids. If convicted, McMahon would face up to 8 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.
November 18, 1993

Trish Stratus defeated Ivory, Lita, Jazz, Molly and Jacqueline in a 6 Way Match for the vacant WWF(E) Women's title.
November 18, 2001

October 25, 2011

Sean Waltman Says John Morrison Is In The Doghouse For What He Did To Trish Stratus

While watching John Morrison suffer another loss on the Raw SuperShow Monday, former WWE talent Sean Waltman attributed The Prince of Parkour’s recent struggles to his dismissive treatment of revered women’s wrestler Trish Stratus at WrestleMania XXVII.

Waltman wrote on Twitter, “Eventually they will take Morrison out of the dog house. He brought it on himself with the way he treated Trish Stratus at WM.”

In response to a remark that Morrison’s days with the sports-entertainment league are coming to an end, he wrote, “If he was smart he’d ride out the storm. HHH was in the doghouse forever & now look.”

While promoting the release of Ball Enforcers in April, Stratus confirmed reports that Morrison behaved in disregard to her during their post-match celebration at WrestleMania XXVII. She also stated that he passed over suggestions she had for the bout.

source: wrestling-edge.com

August 30, 2011

9 Greatest Female Pro Wrestlers

July 13, 2011

Bill DeMott on a second season of "Tough Enough"

On his official Twitter account when asked if there would be a second season of "Tough Enough", Bill DeMott responded saying yes and he was slated to return as a trainer. DeMott then seemed to back track later writing on Twitter, "if and when there is another season of @wwetoughenough it will be @steveaustinBSR,@trishstratuscom ,@BookerT5X and myself..IF."

source: wrestleview.com

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