Trish Stratus Discusses Friendship w/Lita, Closeness w/Mickie James

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Scott Fishman of The Miami Herald has a new article online featuring quotes from Trish Stratus. The piece is done to promote Trish and Lita being part of the Women in Wrestling Fan Expo on Saturday in Wilmington, NC.

Below are the highlights:

The careers of Stratus and Lita paralleling right from the beginning in WWE:

“We started a few weeks apart from each other,” she said. “The focus was on us and our tag teams. I was with T&A (Test and Albert), and she was with the Hardys. We had a similar focus that was put on us as performers. Then of course we had that long-term rivalry. In order to have success, you need to trust each other and work with each other. There is this relationship that is necessary. The matches we had made us closer. We were just excited all the time when we had a program together and making that the best program. The lead-up to a pay-per-view match we wanted to give the fans what they wanted.

“I think it really became more special during the end of my career when I had the retirement match with her. To me, it meant a lot. Did I hand pick her as my opponent? Yes, I did. I proposed that idea to Vince [McMahon], and he loved it. I thought, ‘Great, I can’t think of a better way to go out than with my best friend, a fellow co-worker who I had this rivalry with my entire career.’”

Close relationship with Mickie James:

“…It’s the same with Mickie James where if I’m in Richmond, I will see Mickie. The last five years transitioning into the real world and what is working and what is not working and what you are up to, it was fun to compare notes. Then [my husband] Ron and I decided to name her Max’s godmother, which was sort of our way of extending our family to her. Now she will always be part of our lives no matter what.”

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