WWE news: Legend Trish Stratus reveals she fought to team with Lita against Alexa Bliss and Mickie James at Evolution

The Attitude Era icon and record-setting five-time Women’s Champion is coming out of retirement for the first-ever all-female wrestling extravaganza on October 28.


Trish, real name Patricia Stratigeas, was set to face off against Alexa Bliss at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum before WWE announced a huge tag-team match in its place.

But as she prepares to step back in the ring after a seven-year absence at Evolution, the 42-year-old revealed why plans changed.

Trish revealed to SunSport that her and Lita, real name Amy Dumas, first pitched the idea of being in the ring together all the way back at January's Royal Rumble.

"One of the ideas that we floated was like an idea of me and Amy being in the ring together because we thought it’d be kind of cool since we’re doing the Team Bestie thing.

"And I think fans are so good to meet when they see us two right now because we were rivals for so long and that’s what people know us for.

"So when the Royal Rumble happened, we kind of thought that would be a neat Team Bestie moment where we would team up and people would enjoy seeing us two legends doing our thing together.

"Then we have a moment where people were like, “Oh, but I remember this rivalry.” So we kind of always felt that and that never happened with the Royal Rumble, we weren’t able to get the same time in the ring.

"So maybe a crossover, who knows, maybe that crossover afterwards. But you never what they’re thinking but I’m excited about it, I think it’s going to be a great way to approach it."

There have been several rumours that Trish is scheduled for more than this one return match at Evolution but if that is the case, one woman she'll definitely be avoiding is Ronda Rousey.

The former UFC star has been unstoppable since debuting in the WWE earlier this year and she's the heavy favourite to successfully defend her title against Nikki Bella at the pay-per-view.

"She’s amazing, I’m loving watching her in the ring, and what I love seeing, and this is a real pleasure, is watching someone from another world come in and just adapting so well.

"I think it was a big question mark when she came in. There was kind of the question of, “Oh, how dare she come in here and just get these spots.”

"She has translated really well and I believe it’s fuelled by her passion. I’ve always said, like the number one line if you look back at all my interviews has been, if you love this business I mean, that’s how I did it for so long with this crazy schedule.

"I think Ronda Rousey has that as well and so it’s translating just brilliantly and I’m really enjoying watching her."

"I mean I’ve never even thought about fighting her either, that’s even something someone had mentioned and I was like, “No, no, no, I’m just going to watch."

One woman who may have been a match for Ronda is the late WWE Hall of Famer Chyna, who Trish had numerous battles with during her original WWE run.

"That would have been incredible, that would be really, really intriguing to watch for sure. That would’ve been…man, I think that’d be really intriguing, yeah. Too bad we don't get to see it."


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