Trish Stratus was a dominant force in WWE’s women’s division in 2006. That June, she added to her impressive resume by hosting the 2006 Canada’s Walk of Fame induction ceremony in Toronto and making headlines with a kiss shared with Canadian celebrity Pamela Anderson. As a seven-time Women’s Champion, Stratus was a prominent figure in the world of professional wrestling.
In an interview with WWE.com, Stratus opened up about her experience locking lips with the star of Baywatch, disclosing that she did not inform the writers about it beforehand.
“When I was asked to host, Pam was also hosting the Juno Awards and they billed it as a ‘network battle of the blondes.’ So I knew I wanted to do something with her, maybe a sketch or something, but she had scheduling conflicts with other events. Right before I went out there, I told my make-up artist what I was going to do and she said I should tell the writers. But I said no, I’m not going to do that, I think I’ll just seize the moment. If there’s a Pamela Anderson moment out there, I’ll take it!” she said.
The Diva of the Decade also revealed that she had a backup plan if Anderson did not want to kiss her.
“I was ready to brush it off in my Trish Stratus way, but once she stood up I was like damn. You know how on Baywatch they run in slow motion? It was like that, but her lips were in slow motion. Afterwards, I was kind of befuddled, I didn’t really know what to say and kind of fumbled a bit. I guess the combination of two hot blonde Canadians works. So to all my male fans, I say you’re welcome!”