WWE is known for its over-the-top storylines and provocative content. It’s not uncommon for characters to participate in kissing segments as part of a storyline or character development. In professional wrestling, such scripted intimate moments are sometimes used for comedic effects or to build romantic tension between characters.
Canada’s Walk of Fame is a national recognition program that celebrates the achievements of Canadian artists, athletes, and cultural figures. The 2006 annual ceremony remained witness to a wild moment that pop culture and wrestling fans cherish up until this day.
On June 3rd, 2006, WWE Superstar Trish Stratus and Canadian-American actress Pamela Anderson shared a kiss in front of the live audience at Canada’s Walk of Fame ceremony. The moment was captured on video and has since become known as the “smooch heard ’round the world.”
The kiss was initiated by Trish Stratus, who asked Pamela Anderson if she would be willing to share a special moment with her. Anderson agreed, and the two shared a brief kiss on the stage. The intimate spot was part of a WWE storyline involving Stratus and Victoria.
In an interview with Up & Coming Magazine, 2-time WWE Women’s Champion Victoria commented on Trish Stratus’ kiss with Pamela Anderson. The Diva Of the Decade had refused to perform a kissing spot with Victoria, despite the latter being open to the idea.
“She never wanted to do a kiss spot with me, and then we saw the footage, and we were like, “What the heck? You’ll kiss Pam Anderson and not us? We’re family!” But it is Pam Anderson,” said Victoria.
Trish Stratus and Victoria had a long-running rivalry in WWE that began in 2002 when Stratus regained the Women’s Championship by defeating Molly Holly. This feud was one of the greatest women’s rivalries of all time, and was built around a fictional backstory that WWE had expressed interest in both Trish and Victoria as glamour models.
Their rivalry culminated in a Street Fight at Survivor Series 2002, which Trish Stratus won. In August 2006, Stratus defeated Victoria on Monday Night RAW in what turned out to be their final encounter in professional wrestling.
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