Trish Stratus Explains Her Decision To Return To WWE In 2023

Trish Stratus talks why she returned to WWE and what boxes she wanted checked upon her return. In an interview with Busted Open Radio, the seven-time WWE world champion stated that she intended to make her long-awaited return to pro wrestling both tough for herself and exciting for viewers.

“I’m constantly proving myself to myself,” Stratus said. “And when I got the call to do WrestleMania, that was fun. It was fun to be in that capacity to do it at that level and at that stage. I’m all about layers and it was like, I hadn’t dipped into this territory again, you know, for a long time. And it was like, can I do this? And when I did it, I loved it.”

Trish Stratus on Busted Open Radio

Stratus semi-retired from professional wrestling in 2006, but she continued to wrestle on occasion. She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013, however she has only competed in one singles match since 2011. Stratus made a spectacular return in February, when she ran out to assist Lita and Becky Lynch in winning the Women’s Tag Team Championship.

As already said, Stratus later teamed with Lita and Lynch at WrestleMania 38. Then, on last week’s “WWE Raw,” Stratus cost them the belts and turned heel on Lynch, creating a foundation for a massive dream match.

“To be able to go back to this capacity, it felt like it’s fun and it’s a good story,”

Trish Stratus on Busted Open Radio

“I think it’s interesting. I always say whenever I went back, it has to check a few boxes. Like, is it interesting? Is it challenging for myself? Will the fans be intrigued by it? Will it tell something different than we’ve told before, a story that’s different than we’ve told before?”

Trish Stratus on Busted Open Radio

h/t Wrestling Inc

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