Trish Stratus Disputes Comments Over WrestleMania Main Event
Trish Stratus has shared her feelings on WWE selecting the Men’s Tag Team Championship to Main Event WrestleMania 39.
Stratus made a surprise comeback to WWE in February, coming to the aid of her long-term friend Lita and The Man Becky Lynch during their feud with Damage Ctrl.
This led to a six-person tag match at WrestleMania 39 with Stratus, Lita, and Lynch defeating Bayley, Iyo Sky, and Dakota Kai.
On the same weekend, Charlotte Flair defended the Smackdown Women’s Championship against Rhea Ripley, with the Champion stating that as Ripley won the Women’s Royal Rumble, the match should have main evented Night One.
Instead, WWE decided to place Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn’s attempts to take down The Bloodline as the main event.
Trish Stratus has shared her opinion and why it’s important that the focus is on the story when choosing who should go on last.
Whilst appearing on Out of Character with Ryan Satin, the Hall of Famer explained her view that it’s about giving the fans a journey.
“See that’s like where we start to (differ). Okay, so we have this thing like, there has to be a woman’s match.
“But I always look at it like, I don’t want you to look at it as a woman’s match. I want you to look at it as like this storyline should culminate to this match, to this WrestleMania moment.
“I feel like a lot of it is all about our stories and our characters and taking our fans on a journey to get them to a certain point.
“So I don’t think it depends on like, ‘Let’s make sure we get the token woman’s match.’ I don’t want to be the token women’s match.
“I want it to be viewed as like; I want my match regardless of our gender to be ‘The match’ because of the storyline, because of the characters, because of the interest and because of what the fans want.”
Stratus went on to highlight how fans know of the Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn back story, and what that brought to their match.
“Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn is the best example because you know their friendship, you know what they do.
“And, some people don’t know, but now…We know they’ve had a 20 year history but it hasn’t been on TV, not on WWE TV necessarily, but we know that they’re this because of that history.
“That’s true, and it’s real. It’s been there for two decades.”
Trish Stratus has also shared how her WWE return happened and is now recovering from a beating at the hands of Becky Lynch on last week’s Raw, as The Man returned to gain some revenge after a recent attack was followed up by promos goading the former Raw and Smackdown Women’s Champion.
H/t to Wrestletalk