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Patricia Anne Stratigias, born December 18, 1975, better known as Trish Stratus, is a former fitness model, former professional wrestler and television personality from Canada.
After beginning her career as a fitness model, Stratus began working for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), which was later renamed World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), in March 2000. Early in her career, she was involved in sexually themed storylines, such as managing the team T & A and an affair with Vince McMahon. As Stratus spent more time in the ring, her wrestling skills and popularity strengthened. Because of this, she was a one-time WWE Hardcore Champion, three-time "WWE Babe of the Year" and was proclaimed "Diva of the Decade". In late August 2006, fellow WWE Diva Lita stated that Stratus would retire following Unforgiven, which was later confirmed by Stratus. At the pay-per-view on September 17, in her hometown of Toronto, Stratus defeated Lita with fellow Canadian Bret Hart's signature submission maneuver, the Sharpshooter, to win a record seventh Women's Championship and retire as a 7-time WWE Woman's champion, the most in WWE history.
Stratus was a spokesperson for the World Natural Sports Association. In 2003 a DVD about her career up to that year was released titled Trish Stratus - 100% Stratusfaction Guaranteed. On June 3, 2006, she hosted the Canada's Walk of Fame induction ceremony and performed a song and dance number inspired by the soundtrack from the film Chicago at the event. During the show, Stratus ad libbed a kiss with fellow Canadian actress Pamela Anderson.
From late November 2006 to mid-January 2007, Stratus temporarily moved to Muncie, Indiana for the CBS reality show Armed & Famous. She was given a spot in the series after Paul Heyman had mentioned her name to CBS. The concept was that she was one of five celebrities who trained as volunteer officers with the Muncie Police Department. After finishing her training, Stratus and her real life officer partner were followed around by a camera crew while going on legitimate police calls. Although the show was scheduled to broadcast seven episodes starting on January 10, 2007, CBS canceled the series after just four of the episodes were aired.
After the cancellation of Armed & Famous, Stratus hosted The Second City's Next Comedy Legend. The contest was similar to the style of America's Next Top Model, with Stratus portraying the "Tyra Banks" role as contact between the contestants and judges Stratus also guest-starred in the Canadian show Da Kink in My Hair's new season, which started on February 12, 2009.
In September 2007, Stratus announced that she would be opening a yoga studio in North Toronto called Stratusphere Yoga in 2008. Also in 2008, she hosted her own travel show also called Stratusphere, which showed Trish travelling to several countries to master there specialised sport. She has also made plans to release he own yoga DVDs hosted by herself.
Special appearances (2007–present)
Stratus made a special appearance on December 10, 2007 during Raw's 15th Anniversary special along with Lita, interrupting Jillian Hall as she sang by attacking her and then celebrating with Lita. Stratus made another special appearance on the May 5, 2008 episode of Raw, as the event took place from her hometown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She took part in a backstage segment involving Ron Simmons and Trevor Murdoch. Stratus wrestled her first match in over two years on the December 22, 2008 episode of Raw, which also took place in Toronto. She and John Cena defeated Santino Marella and Beth Phoenix in a tag team match. She is now rumoured to appear at WrestleMania 25 along with Lita and several past Divas, and along with 17 current Divas, in a 25 Diva Battle Royal where the winner will be declared Miss WrestleMania.
Stratigias is of Greek descent and is the eldest daughter of John and Alice Stratigias. Her sisters are named Christie and Melissa.
Stratigias married her boyfriend and high school sweetheart of fourteen years, Ron, on September 30, 2006. Guests in attendance at her wedding included former WWE Divas Ashley, Lita, Molly Holly, Ivory, Torrie Wilson, as well as Mickie James, Maria, Lillian Garcia, and Victoria. Her bridal gown was featured on a cover of Today's Bride magazine.
She has refused to pose nude for Playboy, preferring to be remembered for her wrestling career.
Stratigias has also been involved with numerous charities such as Ronald McDonald House, Dreams Take Flight and the Special Olympics. On March 29, 2008, she participated in the Island Triathlon Series as part of a celebrity relay team to help raise money for Dignitas International.
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Trish Stratus Gives Birth To Baby Boy - WrestlingNewsSource.Com The official website and Twitter page of WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus have announced that Trish has given birth to her son Maximus Stratus Fisico. Baby Maximus weighed in at 8 lbs. 3 oz. We at WrestlingNewsSource.com ...