Wrestling By The Numbers: Patricia ‘Trish Stratus’ Stratigias
World Wrestling Entertainment has announced the third inductee into this year’s Hall Of Fame class will be former 7-Time WWE Women’s Champion Patricia ‘Trish Stratus’ Stratigias. The 37-year-old Richmond Hill Ontario native spent just over 6-years doing an active full-time schedule with World Wrestling Entertainment where she became one of the company’s most successful and decorated divas. Stratigias had no prior wrestling background prior to signing with the WWE in November of 1999. After signing a multi-year contract with the organization she was assigned to Sully’s Gym in Toronto Ontario where she was trained by Ron Hutchison. She made her WWE debut as the manager of Test and Albert on Sunday Night Heat in March of the year 2000.
After also managing performer Val Venis for a short period of time, Stratus was immediately put into a main event feud with the McMahon family as Vince’s mistress in a feud that culminated at Wrestlemania XVII. She would then prove herself inside the squared circle winning multiple WWE Women’s Championships feuding with competitors like Victoria, Jazz, Molly Holly, Mickie James and her long-time rival Lita. Stratus retired as WWE Women’s Champion after defeating Lita at the 2006 Unforgiven pay-per-view event. Since her official retirement match she has continued to make occasional appearances and has occasionally wrestled for the company. She also returned as one of the coach’s on WWE Tough Enough and teamed with John Morrison and Snooki against Dolph Ziggler, Michelle McCool and Layla at Wrestlemania XXVII.
Prior to entering professional wrestling Stratigias worked primarily as a magazine model and also co-hosted a radio show on The Fan 590 in Toronto called Live Audio Wrestling alongside announcers Big Daddy Donnie and Jeff Marek. The former 1-Time WWE Hardcore Champion has kept very busy since leaving professional wrestling. She has hosted her own show on Travel & Escape television called ‘Stratusphere’ and also landed a role in the independent film Bail Enforcers that was later released on D.V.D. under the name Bounty Hunters. Trish Stratus joins other announced inductees Mick Foley and Bob Backlund in the Hall Of Fame class of 2013.
Below we look at the professional wrestling career of Patricia ‘Trish Stratus’ Stratigias by the numbers…
World Wrestling Entertainment:
* 40 Matches ( Most All-Time ) on WWE Pay-Per-View. (First Match: 2000 Fully Loaded With Test & Albert Vs Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy & Lita Last Match: Wrestlemania XXVII With John Morrison & Snooki Vs Dolph Ziggler, Michelle McCool & Layla)
* 11 Matches Managed on WWE Pay-Per-View.
* 161 Matches ( Most All-Time ) on WWE Raw. (First Match: July 10th 2000 Vs Lita Last Match: September 14th 2009 With Mark Henry & M.V.P. Vs The Big Show, Chris Jericho & Beth Phoenix)
* 9 Main Event Matches ( Most All-Time ) on WWE Raw. (First Main Event Match: July 31st 2000 With Triple H. Vs The Rock & Lita Last Main Event Match: December 22nd 2008 With John Cena Vs Santino Marella & Beth Phoenix)
* 17 Matches on WWE Smackdown.
* 2 Matches ( Most All-Time ) on WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event. (First Match: March 18th 2006 With Mickie James Vs Victoria & Candice Michelle Last Match: July 15th 2006 With Carlito Vs Johnny Nitro & Melina)
* 1 Match ( 10th Most All-Time ) on WWE Tribute To The Troops. (Match: December 19th 2005 With Ashley Vs Maria & Candice Michelle)
* 14 Matches ( 5th Most All-Time ) on WWE Heat. (First Match: July 2nd 2000 With Test & Albert Vs Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy & Lita Last Match: January 16th 2005 Vs Molly Holly)
* 6 Main Event Matches ( 7th Most All-Time ) on WWE Heat. (First Main Event Match: July 2nd 2000 With Test & Albert Vs Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy & Lita Last Main Event Match: January 16th 2005 Vs Molly Holly)