Former Seven Times WWE Women’s champion and WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus recently talked to Chuck Carroll on Turnbuckle Weekly. Here are some highlights;
Ribs back in the day:
“I wish I had a juicy answer. I really don’t. So boring! I’m going have to make something up. Me and (Lita) discussed this other day. I was like, ‘I really have nothing.’ There was just that phase with us girls, as boring as it may sound and not Total Divas episode worthy, we were all just pretty cool all of us. We were really great friends… We were creating something special with the women’s division… There wasn’t much ribbing going on and I’m glad because it was nice. It was a really nice environment.”
Being in Gridlocked with Danny Glover:
“Such a gentleman and so sweet. He’s a little bit older now… he reminded me of the wrestlers where you go backstage and wrestlers are getting up there and they’re just sort of keeping to themselves and a bit quiet and they don’t look as alive as you remember them looking. And the minute they get in the ring, or in Danny Glover’s case, the minute they call action this man came alive and oozed charisma… He was amazing. He was really great about encouraging everyone and “great job kids!” Because a lot of the (actors) on the set were younger than him. He was like, “great job kids and thank you so much everybody.” He’s such a great guy.”
The current state of the WWE Divas:
“Right now you see the girls with the girls, which is fine, but you can only do so much with the same characters. Unfortunately, they don’t have super developed characters at the moment… The potential is there because there’s some great workers. That’s what we had at the moment things shifted for us. We had the right things.”
‘The Good Old’ Jim Ross recently wrote a blog about some exciting things. Here is what he wrote;
– 12 hour day today and two more on the way as we are working diligently on my autobiography while embedded at the best
in Norman, the Sooner Legends Inn and Suites with attorney Scott Williams and his enormous collection of research material that is absolutely mind blowing. We’re doing a load of work as we are essentially working on two books with the hope of getting book one completed and ready to shop around by the spring or summer of 2015. Let’s grill….
– In my spare, time I am doing research on my first MMA play by play assignment which will be next Friday October 3 from Tulsa and on PPV produced by Battle Ground MMA where I will partner with Chael Sonnen on the broadcast that features the return of the one night, 8 Man Single Elimination Tournament with the winner earning 50K. This event is being carried by many major cable systems and I hope that you will give us a shot on what will be an unpredictable, exciting. night. This is going to be a down and dirty night of fights in the cage That begins at 10 eastern/9 Central time.
I have many, great friends in the MMA world helping me prepare for this long awaiting, eagerly anticipated opportunity.
– Another outstanding NXT show which is becoming the best TV broadcast that WWE produces IMO.
Curious to see the creative and impactful way in which WWE builds and then introduces the next wave of NXT talents. If they don’t come in on top then the likely hood of them getting there and staying on top is even more challenging.