Trish Stratus, one of the most iconic figures in WWE history, recently revealed on the April 19 episode of Busted Open Radio that she competed in WrestleMania 39 with a partially torn hamstring.
Stratus teamed up with fellow legends Becky Lynch and Lita to defeat Damage CTRL in the highly anticipated match. Despite her injury, Stratus felt right at home and was determined to prove herself worthy of her place in the match.
“I had a few obstacles. I had a partially torn hamstring, by the way. Nobody knew about that. It was just like, WrestleMania, let’s just go.”
“This time, I had this injury, so I was a little unsure going in, but man, there’s something about feeling at home. It’s like riding a bike, as you guys know when we get back in there, your body’s like, ‘I got this just. Just do your thing,’ and it just flows. I’ve kept my health and fitness up, and that always plays into it as well. I am good in those moments, right?
“I work well under pressure. I always feel like I have to prove myself every time I go out there, so that was like a big driving force for me that evening, was to go out and prove that I belong in this match, that I belong with these other talented women and that I still belong here, period.”
Stratus was successful in the match, and she continued to compete with Lynch on the April 10 episode of Monday Night Raw, though they ultimately lost the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship to Lita and Becky Lynch before Stratus turned heel on Lynch.
As a fan of Trish Stratus, what are your thoughts on her competing in WrestleMania 39 with a partially torn hamstring? Do you think it’s impressive or risky for a wrestler? Leave a comment.