Arda Ocal of The Score Television Network had a chance to sit down and interview seven-time WWE Women’s Champion, Trish Stratus. Highlights from the second part of the interview are as follows:
Comparing fighting in WWE for so many years to fighting in movies. How is that all different to her:
“So different. we approached it from a traditional movie stand point, which means we have to do stunt work. Thats what moves have stunts. The concept of not making contact in movies was difficult for me cause in WWE we made contact. It’s very different from stunt work. I tip my hat off to the director Patrick cause he told his cast, whatever you wanna do with this script, go with it, make it look real, have fun with it, play with it.”
Her match at Wrestlemania 18 in her hometown of Toronto, Ontario where she faced Jazz and Lita in a Triple Threat Match for the WWE Women’s Championship. Her match was just after the bout between The Rock and Hulk Hogan. Was it bittersweet for her to be in that position at Wrestlemania 18?:
“Looking at it on the paper, I’m like oh my god I cant believe we’re in this match, it was really a tough act to follow. The crowd actually surprisinaly was with us which was great cause it was a testament to the hard work that the women’s division point had done. Something interesting had happened. When the guys (The Rock and Hulk Hogan) had their match, the one thing I remember was I was about to go out to perform, it’s my first Wrestlemania as a wrestler. I got the heads up from Hulk and The Rock. Rock said to me ”good luck go get em kid,” and Hulk Hogan said “you got this kid.”
Her yoga studio, “Stratusphere Yoga”. What is the business plan for “Stratusphere Yoga”? Are there any plans for her to open up new locations anywhere else, also has she ever approached other WWE Superstars about trying yoga themselves?:
“I have, actually all the girls right now are doing it, the Stratusphere Yoga right now. DDP and I have been in touch. Randy Orton started doing it. Rey Mysterio, when he came back from his injury was like “you look great what are you doing, how did you make that comeback from that herniated disk?” I told him about the yoga and he started trying that as well.”
Video footage from the interview is available here.