Trish Stratus is considered one of the most important female WWE Superstars in the history of the company. She is truly a pioneer when it comes to the overall development of the women’s division in WWE. She also had to bear with her fair share of awful segments, including the infamous dog barking segment.
During the build to WrestleMania X-7, one of the most controversial storylines saw Vince McMahon and Trish Stratus become romantically involved. During one infamous segment on Monday Night RAW, Vince McMahon ordered Stratus to strip down and then bark like a dog.
While speaking at the For The Love Of Wrestling convention in Liverpool, Trish Stratus talked about the infamous dog barking segment. Stratus revealed that she was really into the idea.
“Vince pitched the angle to me like this — ‘so we’re going to have this angle where you are barking like a dog and get really humiliated, and basically hit rock bottom.’ And I was like, ‘amazing!’ Because I knew a couple of weeks later, I would be getting my comeuppance on him and I would be slapping him on the grandest stage of them all, which is Wrestlemania, and turning on him. I was going on to stand up for myself, not needing a man to lean on and fighting for what I needed to fight for.
I get questioned about that a lot, and most people go, ‘oh, remember you had to bark like a dog and you had to do that thing that was so degrading, right? For the character, it was, yeah, because that was what the character had to go through. We don’t talk to Halle Barry when she had to get abused by so and so, you know, it’s a character.
That, for me, was integral for the character to be at that rock bottom, to have the foresight to say, ‘I can break free from this. I won’t let this happen to me again and let’s move on.’ And you know what? 22 years, we’re still talking about it!”.
Trish Stratus also wants to make a return to WWE in an authority role. Becky Lynch vs Lita made Stratus want to make a WWE comeback as well. We’ll have to see when Stratus will return to the company as it has been a while.
h/t Wrestling Inc
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