Trish Stratus Biography :- Patricia Anne Stratigeas, better known by her ring name Trish Stratus is a Canadian former professional wrestler, fitness model, fitness instructor, actress, and television personality.
She is regarded as the greatest female sports entertainer in history and a pioneer for women in sports in general. Stratigeas began her career as a fitness model for various magazines. Since she has been a wrestling fan since childhood, she eagerly accepted World Wrestling Federation’s (WWF, now WWE) offer.
She debuted in 2000, at the peak of the Attitude Era, after signing a multi-year contract with the promotion. She demonstrated over the course of her career that she was equally talented in the ring and behind the microphone, playing both the heel and the face with the same amount of charisma and finesse.
She won the WWF/E Women’s Championship seven times, as well as the Woman of the Year and Woman of the Decade awards from Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine. Since her retirement in 2006, she has made occasional WWE appearances and operates a Yoga studio in the Toronto suburbs. Stratus was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.
Trish Stratus Biography Early Life
Patricia Anne Stratigeas was born in Flemingdon Park, Ontario, Canada on December 18, 1975, to parents Alice and John Stratigeas. She was raised in Richmond Hill, Ontario with her two sisters, Christie and Melissa. Her father was a real estate agent of Greek descent, whereas her mother was a teacher of Polish ancestry. Stratus’ father passed away on March 16, 2015.
She attended Bayview Secondary School and York University to earn degrees in biology and kinesiology, respectively. She also participated in the university’s numerous athletic programmes, especially soccer and field hockey. She intended to enrol in medical school, but a professors’ strike abruptly halted her education.
She obtained a receptionist position at a local gym, where she met the publisher of MuscleMag International and was asked to participate in a test shoot for the publication. This ultimately resulted in her signing a two-year contract and appearing on the May 1998 issue’s cover. For the next few years, Stratigeas would have a prosperous modelling career.
She grew up admiring professional wrestlers, such as Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage. She landed a position as co-host of Live Audio Wrestling with Big Daddy Donnie and Jeff Marek on Toronto Sports Radio, The FAN 590, while working as a fitness model.
Trish Stratus Biography Career
Stratigeas joined the WWF in November 1999 and made her debut as a heel on the March 19, 2000 episode of Sunday Night Heat under the ring name Trish Stratus.
She began her career as a storyline manager, first for Test and Albert, members of the tag team T & A, and later for Val Venis. In her first major storyline, she collaborated with WWF Chairman Vince McMahon and the rest of the McMahon family in early 2001, leading to her WrestleMania X-Seven appearance, where she assisted Shane McMahon in his match against his father, signalling a face turn for her.
While she had previously participated in matches, after her first face turn, she began doing so with more purpose, effectively revitalising her character. She suffered an ankle injury in the summer of 2001 and had to take a three-month break to heal and recover.
When she returned, she was certain of her decision to pursue a career as a professional wrestler. She won her first WWF Women’s Championship by winning a six-pack challenge at the 2001 Survivor Series.
Between 2003 and 2005, she and Lita (Amy Dumas) had one of the most memorable scripted rivalries in professional wrestling history. The title was passed back and forth, as were the roles of face and heel. She had feuds with Stephanie McMahon, Jazz, Victoria, Gail Kim, Molly Holly, and Mickie James, among others.
Stratus announced her retirement in mid-2006, after the 2007 Unforgiven pay-per-view event. On September 11, she faced James in her final Raw match. A week later, on September 17, at ‘Unforgiven,’ Stratus defeated Lita in front of her hometown Toronto by using the Sharpshooter, a submission manoeuvre invented by fellow Canadian wrestler Bret “The Hitman” Hart, to reclaim the championship from her greatest rival and friend for the final time.
On December 10, 2007, during Raw’s 15th Anniversary special, she teamed up with Lita to attack Jillian Hall in her first post-retirement appearance. In December 2008, she teamed up with John Cena for her first wrestling match in two years against Santino Marella and Beth Phoenix.
In season five of WWE Tough Enough, Stratus was one of the trainers. In August 2016, she appeared on the WWE Network special WWE 24: Women’s Evolution, where she discussed her time in WWE and the history of women in professional wrestling.
She has given her character a voice in 20 WWE video games. Her in-game debut occurred during ‘WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role’ was released in November 2000. Stratus made her film debut in the 2011 film ‘Bail Enforcers,’ playing Jules, the bounty hunter. She co-starred in the action film ‘Gridlocked,’ alongside Dominic Purcell and Danny Glover, in 2015.
Stratus’ personal favourite match in a career full of excellent storylines and well-scripted bouts is her match against Mickie James at WrestleMania 22. She and James had been building the story for the past six months, and it all culminated in a spectacular display of calibre and talent from two wrestlers at the top of their games. Stratus would go on to lose the match and the Women’s Championship to James, in true professional wrestling fashion, passing the figurative torch.
Trish Stratus Biography Awards & Achievements
Trish Stratus has won seven WWF/E Championships (November 18, 2001; May 13, 2002; September 22, 2002; March 30, 2003; June 13, 2004; January 9, 2005; and September 17, 2006).
Additionally, she is a former WWE Hardcore Champion (May 6, 2002).
She held the title of WWF/E Babe of the Year from 2001 to 2003.
She was also named WWE Diva of the 2000s Decade.
Stratus was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Stephanie McMahon (Class of 2013). Lita was inducted into the Hall of Fame by Stratus (Class of 2014).
Trish Stratus Biography Personal Life
Trish Stratus married her high school sweetheart, professional bodybuilder and gym trainer Ron Fisico, in a private ceremony on September 30, 2006, in Toronto, Canada. On September 30, 2013, she gave birth to their son Maximus Stratus Fisico, and on January 14, 2017, she gave birth to their daughter Madison-Patricia Fisico.
Stratus’ in-ring abilities and confidence on the microphone made her an influential figure in the industry during the time she was active. She, along with Lita and Chyna (Joan Marie Laurer), redefined the role of women in wrestling.
She is widely regarded as WWE’s greatest female champion of all time, and has served as an inspiration to many female wrestlers who have followed in her footsteps, including Bayley, Kelly Kelly, Natalya, Rosa Mendes, and Alexa Bliss.
She is also very active in social work. Some of the charities she has worked with include Ronald McDonald House, Dreams Take Flight, and the Special Olympics. In 2001, she was appointed as a spokesperson for the World Natural Sports Association.
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