Trish Stratus Wanted To Represent Her Generation In Recent WWE Feud

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After her match at Payback was well received, Trish Stratus has pointed out what was important to her going in to the storyline.

Having made such a name for herself over many years with WWE, Trish Stratus returned to the company over the last few months and recently became embroiled in a battle with Becky Lynch. This culminated in Pittsburgh at Payback, where ‘The Man’ picked up the victory inside a steel cage.

The reception for the match was positive, and speaking with GAW TV Stratus revealed that she wanted the match to represent the era she originally came from.

It was almost like repping our generation. I know my whole platform has been ‘I did it, look at me,’ but obviously, there is a ‘we.’ It’s something we all did, it’s a foundation we all made. I felt like it was a giant nod to it and that’s what I wanted it to be like. Lisa, it’s so funny, I was like, ‘I have to ask her,’ and we kept playing phone tag forever. You were so excited. ‘Of course!’

Stratus On Importance Of Long-Term Storytelling

Continuing on, Stratus compared her storyline with Lynch to her rivalry in the past with GAW host Mickie James, and discussed how judging the reaction you get is very different in the modern era.

This was huge for me. Knowing what we had dealt with as far as our storyline, and people were still like, ‘this story is still going?’ I’m like, ‘please.’ It’s funny because I think of this…there was a bit of that, ‘this storyline is dragging,’ but it’s booking. I think back to Mickie and I always bragging about being ‘hashtag the longest rivalry.’ We might have trumped that, Mickie.

Back in the day, we didn’t have the luxury or not luxury of the internet where you would read after your stuff. Could you imagine, ‘what’s this angle, is it ever going to end?’ We didn’t have to deal with that. This is always your gauge, what’s the fan engagement? What is the audience doing and reacting? They were super into it. It does get in your head a little, you read it and are like, ‘Oh, okay.’

I just knew, at the end of the day, we had to deliver. This was going to be the end and it was going to sum up all the work and story. We wanted to kill it. I would say we did. It felt like it. It felt good. I’ve been back six months and that was the most dialed in, and that’s a great place to be. I felt comfortable, I heard the audience, I felt the audience, I was dialed in.

That attributed to the character development and storyline. Same thing with WrestleMania 22, Mickie and I took them on this long journey and by the time we got there, they were there and ready for what was going to unfold. It felt really good. To get to that point in your career where you get those moments, it’s like a blessing.

Becky Lynch has this week made a very different move, by heading to NXT where she won the Women’s Championship from Tiffany Stratton.

With thanks to Fightful for the transcription.