The Miami Herald has a new article online featuring quotes from Trish Stratus to promote her feature film debut in "Bounty Hunters." The piece is long and detailed but below are some of the wrestling-related highlights:
Still keeping up with Tough Enough cast:
“I know when I went back to ‘Tough Enough’ that I was going to bring some yoga to the Tough Enough kids because I know this is what made me a great performer. I still keep up with them like Luke Robinson on Twitter and A.J. Kirsch, and they still do the yoga. I definitely recommend for any wrestler to have an element of yoga in there because it really will increase the longevity of your career. I feel like if I started 10 years earlier then I would probably be wrestling today.”
WWE Divas today:
“I think when Beth Phoenix and Natalya started the ‘Pin-Up Strong’ movement, it was all them creating this and making the fans want it and creating that chatter on Twitter. At the end of the day it helps to have the WWE backing. We’ve seen it with Eve and her storyline gaining traction. There is more interest for fans, and that is a great thing. It’s about creating memorable moments no matter what you are given. It’s also great to have the backing, character development and all that, which is key to making it stick.”
Natalya's flatulence gimmick:
“A lot of my interviews lately have been about Nattie’s flatulence,” Stratus said. “I kept saying, ‘Well, she is getting two minutes of TV time now, where she maybe wasn’t getting any time to talk’. She texted me thanking her for the support.
“You can easily say that you are outraged and that she shouldn’t be disrespected because she is a Hart after all. Look at Santino’s gimmick. He was the joke, and they made fun of him. People used to say to me it was a shame because he was a good wrestler. Guess what? He is now a champion. You never know. When they asked me to do the worm with Too Cool, I was like, ‘Really? Ok, who cares? It’s fun.’ It’s a moment to show a little side of yourself, and who knows what can stick. It may people like you a little bit more.”
“There is always an ultimate plan,” Stratus said. “I still talk about that moment with people asking me how I felt about it. It was great. It was so key in my character development at that point. It led to this, ‘I’m a women, hear me roar kind of moment’ where I stood up to Vince McMahon at WrestleMania. To stand up to Vince McMahon at WrestleMania is a huge moment as a character on the show. It was definitely a turning point in my career. You never know what moments are good and bad or what they can be turned into.”
Will there be a second season of “Tough Enough”? Will you return as trainer?
“Absolutely zero word. I think there is a focus on the launch of the WWE Network, and that is a huge undertaking. I think once there is a clear idea on individual programming, I think that is when we will get a clear idea if or when there would be a season two. It’s a timing thing. I had a great time doing it. When they called me, I happened to be available. So if I’m available, and they have me back, of course I would entertain it.”
Will you be in Miami for WrestleMania?
“No plans at this point. I will kick back and watch it like every other fan out there. I’m actually really excited about this year’s WrestleMania.”
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