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A former fitness model, '''Trish Stratus''' (real name: '''Patricia Anne Strategias'''; born on December 18, 1975 in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada) wrestled for Wrestling/{{WWE}} in the early 2000s. Much like the Fabulous Moolah in eras past, Stratus was a prominent woman in ProfessionalWrestling. She was a seven-time [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-wm.html WWE Women's Champion]] and a one-time [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-hc.html WWE Hardcore Champion]]. She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.

[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trish_Stratus Her article]] on ThatOtherWiki has a full run-down of her career.

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!! "[=Stratusfying=] Tropes":
* ActionGirl: She even did the occasional hardcore match, and took some sick bumps.
* AlphaBitch: Around 2004 she steadily started to really control the division, and rallied other heel Divas around her. This time did not last too long, as she was sidelined with an injury and was a face again when she returned.
* AmazonianBeauty: Starting out as a fitness model is very obvious. This was downplayed after her 2005 injury - as she noted years later - that taking up yoga caused her to lose a lot of bulk. Towards the end of her run she was more slender and toned.
* ArchEnemy: [[{{Wrestling/Lita}} Lita]], most notably but [[Wrestling/LisaMarieVaron Victoria]] most frequently. The two actually only ever teamed together once in 2004 when Victoria had just turned face and Trish would turn heel a few weeks later.
* BadassLongcoat: She wore one when managing Test and Albert and then later during when wrestling as part of her entrance attire around 2002-2003.
* BareYourMidriff: Her outfits from 2005-2006.
* BattleCouple: With Wrestling/JeffHardy against Victoria and Wrestling/StevieRichards. With Wrestling/{{Christian}} against Spike Dudley and Christ Jericho. With Wrestling/CarlitoColon against Wrestling/{{Melina}} Perez and [[Wrestling/JohnMorrison Johnny Nitro]]. Then with Carlito against Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Lita.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: She managed to avert this trope occasionally, particularly in her feuds with [[Wrestling/CarleneMoore Jazz]] and Victoria who each made her bleed from the mouth on occasion. Lita used a chair to give her a broken bloody nose, which lead to Trish continuing to compete with a protective face mask.
* BoundAndGagged: Was tied to a chair with rope and gagged with black tape while kidnapped by MNM.
* BrokenAesop: Her lecture to Christina Crawford and Wrestling/IvelisseVelez on being in a man's world where arguing over the former injuring the latter hurt their chances to win ''Tough Enough 5'' ended up as one when Vélez was eliminated for the injury and only the injury.
* ButNotTooBlack: When she became a model, she gave herself bleached-blonde hair and a bronze suntan. For her WWE career this downplayed her Greek roots and made her look more Anglo. Additionally her Greek surname Stratagias was changed to Stratus.
* ButNotTooForeign: Canadian of [[UsefulNotes/{{Greece}} Greco]]-[[UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} Polish]] descent. WWE just said that she was Canadian, although some fans have referred to her as a "Greek goddess."
* CanadaEh: She's from Toronto; listen to how she pronounces words like 'about'.
* CelebrityResemblance:
** Creator/PamelaAnderson. They even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_F9pt7UYag kissed]] at a Canada Walk of Fame event in 2006.
** In WWE's ''Are We There Yet?'' book, she told a story about some young female fans approaching her at an airport and calling her [[Music/BritneySpears "Ms. Spears."]]
* DCupDistress: Due to back problems and health concerns, she had her breast implants removed in 2008.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: She started as an untrained valet and ended as a much respected champion with several title reigns.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Wrestling/MickieJames, in Kayfabe.
* EvilFeelsGood: In her 2004-2005 heel run, Trish was positively gleeful whenever she did something nasty.
* EvilVersusEvil: Trish and Stephanie [=McMahon=] were both heels who worked together against Lita but fought against each other on the subject of Vince [=McMahon=] because Vince wanted to have an affair with Trish while his wife was not up to the task and Stephanie disapproved. Afterwards, Vince decided Trish was not as satisfying as thought she would be and took Stephanie's side.
* {{Expy}}: She and Wrestling/SpikeDudley served as mutual expies of each other, ever so briefly, while she was on Raw and he was on Smackdown. Comparatively diminutive blonde heel champions with elevated bulldog finishers and backup from two larger guys (Christian and Tomko for Trish, [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Bubba Ray and Devon]] for Spike)
* EyeTake: Did a good one after the Chicago Street Fight with Victoria on the January 27, 2003 Raw, which can be found on the 2003 ''WWE Divas: Desert Heat'' [=DVD=]. Victoria had won and she and [[Wrestling/StevieRichards Steven Richards]] were [[EvilLaugh laughing]] about it on the top of the entrance way when Jazz returned, shoved Victoria aside, and power walked down to the ring. When Trish got up and saw who was in the ring, her eyes got wide and she started backing away, in a kind of OhCrap[=/=]AnythingButThat way, leading to Jazz giving her a DDT, a Fisherman's Buster and locking her in the STF.
* FinishingMove
** Initially a bulldog. Later and most commonly the Stratusfaction (bulldog kicked off the top rope). Sometimes substituted for a top turnbuckle or sling shot bulldog. She also used the Chick Kick, which began as a signature but was eventually hyped as a finisher.
** She also once added a heavily hyped leglock called the Stratusphere to her arsenal - and after a couple cards never used it again, and even its name was eventually recycled and given to a different move.
* FiveMovesOfDoom: Air Canada (Lou Thesz Press), spinebuster, Stratusphere (handstand headscissors takedown), another headscissor variation and a Chick Kick were her preferred ones.
* FleetingDemographicRule:
** Is one of the famous instances of the "Beast vs. Beauty" feud. It had previously been done with Bull Nakano (beast) vs. Alundra Blayze (beauty) - but Jazz vs. Trish was the most famous modern example. Trish did it again with Victoria later that year. WWE have repeated it several times over the years.
** How about a Diva star feuding with a LoonyFan? Sable and Tori had done it back in 1999 and Beth Phoenix and Rosa Mendes would touch on it in 2009. Trish's one with Mickie James was the most famous example. Ironically this case was the one where the star was the face and the fan was the heel (though Mickie was never booed).
* FoeRomanceSubtext: Her later feuds with Lita.
* FunWithAcronyms: Her first valet job was with Wrestling/{{Test}} and Albert which she called T&A. Then [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} some other promotion]] later picked up the acronym.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Well, she ''tried.'' WWE once introduced a Trish T-shirt that on the front said "BLOW ME..." and on the back read "...INTO THE [=STRATUSPHERE=]." It was recalled almost immediately after.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot
** The segment where Mickie James kissed her under the mistletoe gained an earth-shattering pop from the live crowd.
** When Trish was feuding with Lita, she mentioned some moments in Lita's career. She mentioned her BreakupBreakout with Essa Rios, and Lita's appearance on ''Series/DarkAngel'' before it was canceled. When Trish tried to put the blame on Lita for both the end of Rios' career and the show's demise, she called Lita "the walking kiss of death," and only the completely GenreBlind didn't realize the two were eventually going to ''actually'' kiss.
** On ''Canada Walk Of Fame'' she kissed Pamela Anderson in a parody of Madonna doing so to Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears earlier.
* GroinAttack: On the December 12, 2001 ''Raw,'' during the Rock[=/=]Trish-The Dudley Boys match, Trish hit the Whazzup headbutt on ''Wrestling/StacyKeibler''. Oddly, no one commented on it at the time. She also gave it to Vince himself once or twice.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Before she settled on Face around the mid 2000s.
* HelloNurse: Not surprising, given that she's a feminine wrestler who was a model. Likewise at her Hall of Fame induction, the fans booed when she mentioned her husband (at the idea that she was no longer available).
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Lita in RealLife. On-screen the two had most notable rivalry between divas this century (a match of theirs even main-evented RAW at one point) -- off-screen the two are the best of friends and Lita was even named the godmother of Trish's son. The WWE finally showed their real life friendship during the fifteenth anniversary episode of RAW. Lita is also Godmother to Trish's son Max.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: She accompanied Wrestling/TheBigShow to the ring on a few occasions. She's five-foot-four, and he's seven feet tall. Also when she was blackmailed into dating the five hundred pound Viscera, Trish was billed at 125(only a fourth of his weight).
* HumiliationConga: First William Regal ran into to ensure she lost a match to Stephanie [=McMahon=]. Then he turned on her during a tag team match, laying her out with a Regal cutter so Stephanie could pour sewage over Trish while Vince said she was a toy that was no fun to play with. Then Vince made her crawl around and bark like a dog in the middle of the ring.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: {{Discussed|Trope}}: In an effort to save herself from Viscera Trish offered to beat Lita's protege and Playboy Playmate Wrestling/ChristyHemme unconscious, then leave her for Viscera to do what he wanted with. But big Vis only had eyes for Trish at the time and convinced her Lita's husband Kane would do far worse to Trish without Viscera's protection.
* IdiotBall: After kissing Bubba Ray Dudley at ''Backlash'', it probably wasn't very wise of her to flip her hair and smirk, making it obvious she had been trying to manipulate him...
* ImportantHaircut: Dyed her normally blonde hair brown after leaving WWE. Actually a subversion as it was unintentional. Her hairstylist made her brunette without her asking and she just went with it.
* {{Irony}}: One in-ring promo against Lita where she was the heel and Lita the face. This was after the Matt Hardy-Edge business had become public knowledge - so the fans were chanting "slut" at Lita. Trish said to the crowd "don't call her a slut" but phrased it in a way that suggested they were really chanting it at Trish and she was just being oblivious. Of course they actually ''were'' chanting at Lita and that was Trish's attempt to get the heat back on her.
* KickChick: Her finishing move was delivering a kick to the temple, known as the "Chick Kick." It usually only got a pin if she was a heel however.
* KissOfDistraction: Used it a few times in April 2000 to prevent [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Bubba Ray Dudley]] from powerbombing her through a table. It stopped working at ''Backlash.''
* MadeOfIron
** Every time she got her ass kicked in {{Kayfabe}} or she was legitimately injured, she always came back for more. In fact, getting her ass kicked and getting put through tables before she ever had any ability only whetted her hunger to learn and get in the ring.
** She's even shrugged off getting shot with a taser in real life. During the reality show ''Armed and Famous,'' celebrities were trained to become police officers. The local law stated that you cannot legally carry a taser unless you've been tased yourself. The other celebs chose the easier option of merely having an alligator clip attached to their skin before being shocked. Trish was the only one who chose the more painful option of having the actual barbs shot into her skin.
* MeaninglessMeaningfulWords: As Wrestling/ChrisJericho (see ReallyGetsAround below) said on the March 29, 2004 ''Raw'',
-->"Three time 'Babe of the Year?' Wasn't ''Film/{{Babe}}'' a talking pig?"
* TheMentor: For Diva Search winner Wrestling/AshleyMassaro and the ''Tough Enough'' season five prospects.
* ModestyTowel
** The November 22, 2004 ''Raw'' opened with a skit that parodied a ''[[Series/MondayNightFootball NFL Monday Night Football]]'' segment (featuring a towel-clad [[Series/DesperateHousewives Nicolette Sheridan]] seducing [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Philadelphia Eagles wide-receiver Terrell Owens]]), with Trish taking the Sheridan role to seduce [[Wrestling/TheWorldsGreatestTagTeam Shelton Benjamin]] and, when he brushed her aside, [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]].
** Also used to deter an overeager Mickie James.
* MsFanservice: Even later in her career, when she wore more clothing and focused mostly on wrestling Trish was still a constant source of fan service, only stopping short of posing for play boy. She believed that if the fans wanted a sexual image of her she could give it to them while keeping her clothes on.
* MudWrestling: Changing mud to gravy really doesn't change anything. Status did the best she could with it though, Stacy knocking her off the top of the stage before it started.
* NiceHat: During her managerial days and briefly brought back during her wrestling days till Victoria stole it. Lilian Garcia describes them shopping for outfits for Trish to wear for her TV debut - and Trish went for the cowboy hats instantly. She swapped it out for a cabbie's hat in 2003 and dropped them when she turned heel a year later.
* NotInTheFace: Trish insisted on it after Lita broke her nose and wrestled in an acrylic face mask just in case her opponents decided not to comply. Trish actually kept it on after she was healed until she finally removed it when in need of [[ImprovisedWeapon a hard object to hit Lita with.]]
* PetTheDog: Her return after the second diva search to protect its winner Ashley from Vince's Devils was enough to turn her face again after her betrayal of Chris Jericho at ''[=WrestleMania=] XX''.
* PopularityPower: While not to the level of an InvincibleHero in that she dropped the belt to Molly, Victoria, Jazz and Mickie James in clean finishes, Trish never spent much time out of the spotlight or title hunt once she first entered it, winning more championships than any of her contemporaries. It was also suggested once on ''WWE Confidential'' that the fan voted babe of the year award be renamed the Trish Stratus award based on how often she won it - although she did fail to win it at least once.
* PrettyInMink: Sometimes liked to wear fur jackets, and [[http://dailywrestlingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Trish-Stratus-gifs-001.gif fur hats]] when she walks to the ring.
* {{Pun}}: From the [[HilariousOuttakes Blooper Reel]] EasterEgg on the ''WWE Divas South of the Border'' [=DVD=]: There's a scene of Trish in a bikini shown from the back and she says to the cameraman, "Are you trying to get a behind-the-scenes shot?"
* PurpleIsPowerful: Wore plenty of purple ring gear when she was starting to be taken seriously as a wrestler. She won her fourth Women's Championship while wearing a purple singlet.
* PutOnABus: Most notable when Viscera literally squashed her. Trish was champion at the time and Lita was also injured, Molly Holly had asked for her release, Jazz, Nidia and Wrestling/GailKim had all been let go and this left Victoria as the only actual wrestler on the roster. This meant that the title was inactive for about five months.
* ReallyGetsAround
** Victoria implied that Trish slept her way to the top of the fitness modelling world and left her behind. Before the Trish[=/=]Linda Miles-Wrestling/MollyHolly[=/=]Jackie Gayda match on the June 24, 2002, ''Raw,'' Molly talked about bringing "dignity back to the WWE Women's title by earning it. And not by being a sleazy tramp who sleeps her way to the top like *some* people."[[note]]Oddly, Trish's only response to this was to accuse Molly of having cheated to win the title and insulting Molly's ass again.[[/note]] And, of course, on the ''Raw'' two weeks after she turned heel on Jericho, on [[TalkShowWithFists "The Highlight Reel"]], he called her a [[http://www.cagematch.net/?id=93&nr=214 "filthy, dirty, disgusting, brutal bottom-feeding trashbag ho."]] Given Trish's previous affair angle with Vince [=McMahon=], there really was not much she could say to Molly, nor to Jericho given she was using sex with Christian to taunt him, but Victoria had gotten onto ''Raw'' [[HypocriticalHumor as a Godfather Ho]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: As one of the trainers on the [[TheRevival revival]] of ''Wrestling/WWEToughEnough''. She was notably the nicest and
* {{Retcon}}: Her initial heel run was abandoned and forgotten as part of the build toward the [=InVasion=][=/=]Alliance feud.
* RetiredBadass: She retired several years ago, and seemed to have become content running a yoga studio in Canada. However, come 2011, she jumped back into the fray. On top of that, she's teaching the next generation on ''Tough Enough,'' and was even able to train Snooki from ''Jersey Shore'' well enough to put on a passable match at ''Wrestlemania.''
* TheRival
** Besides Lita. Wrestling/{{Ivory}} and Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}}, whom she got friendlier with as time went on and ended up frequently tagging with. As her "biggest fan", Mickie's rivalry at first was built around getting rid of Trish's protege Ashley, then getting rid of Trish's boyfriend Chad.
** RivalTurnedEvil: Mickie James for a stretch. As her biggest fan, Mickie's rivalry was first built around getting rid of Trish's protege Ashley, then getting rid of Trish's boyfriend Chad. Then focusing on destroying and replacing her former idol when Trish said they need time apart. They made up eventually when Lita became (even more of) their mutual enemy. Trish herself was an evil turned rival to Lita beforehand when she was seduced by and sided with Wrestling/{{Christian}} at Wrestlemania XX.
* [[HesBack She's Back]]: Wrestlemania 27.
* SexySoakedShirt:
** Via spraying herself with a hose during her segment on the 2000 ''WWF Divas: Postcard from the Carribean'' VHS release.
** She got her clothes soaking wet during her pre-WWF days as a fitness model.
* SignatureMove: She keeps adding them. [[Film/TheMatrix The Ma-Trish back-bend dodge]], Ma-Trish Reloaded (dodge to head scissors), Whirlybird head scissors, [[EvolvingAttack Ma-Trish]] [[ThemeNaming Revolutions]] (dodge to whirlybirds), Air Canada (Lou Thesz press with punches), Stratusphere (top rope counter headscissors)...
* SlutShaming: Received it from her rivals for her past relationship with Vince [=McMahon=], [[HypocriticalHumor even then current member of Vince's Devil's Candice Michelle,]] [[CaptainObvious who was having flings with Vince.]] Received it from Christ Jericho and the fans for dumping him for Christian. Trish also wrote 'Slut' on Christy Hemme's back during their feud because Hemme had posed in Playboy. One of Hemme's counter arguments was to call Trish out on her Hypocrisy, given her past flings.
* StalkerWithACrush: The "Trish's Biggest Fan" angle.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her outfits in the ring when she first showed up were very skimpy, due to being an eye candy valet. Around 2002 she was wearing less revealing ring gear in an effort to be taken more seriously. She turned heel at Wrestlemania XX and showed up on the following Raw in a two piece, but still wrestled in her less revealing gear. She outright said that she kept her ring gear more modest to avoid being BestKnownForTheFanservice.
* {{Tagline}}: "100% Stratusfaction guaranteed." She lives up to it, too.
* ThreeMonthRule: Turned heel on Jericho at ''[=WrestleMania=] XX'', March 14, 2004. Lita's [[{{Kayfabe}} "pregnancy"]][[note]]Via Wrestling/{{Kane}}'s ScarpiaUltimatum[[/note]] was announced exactly ''three months later,'' on the June 14, 2004 ''Raw.'' While not acknowledging how much time had passed between her turn and this announcement[[note]]Eventually leading to her heel turn after it was revealed that she had cheated on Wrestling/MattHardy in RealLife with [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} Adam "Edge" Copeland]] and the collapse of her career[[/note]], Trish pretty much captured the irony of the situation.
-->"Imagine, and they call ME a slut."
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Her dynamic with Lita, and Molly Holly too. At first, anyway.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Describes herself as growing up a tomboy who played a lot of sports - and was working as a receptionist in a gym when she was discovered. This didn't stop her from playing the GirlyGirl to many other Divas' tomboys - Lita, Jazz, Victoria etc.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Of the ''Tough Enough'' trainers she was by far the nicest and most affable. In contrast to Bill De Mott and Booker T's yelling, Trish would more often calmly motivate the contestants. That being said, she still was the one who got Matt Cross eliminated.
* TooDumbToLive: She came across as this during her earliest WWE appearances. Filming table-related promos filled with sexual innuendo is one thing, but using them to tease Buh Buh Ray Dudley, a man known for smashing people through tables? Needless to say, Wrestling/JimRoss {{Lampshaded}} the fact that she was just begging for trouble.
* TookALevelInBadass: From eye candy only to talented wrestler.
* TrueBlueFemininity: When she was a face she wore a lot of blue outfits. She had several variations of a top and tights in different shades of blue.
* TheVamp: {{Subverted|trope}}, Trish tried sometimes but was really bad at it, ultimately failing at her goals with every man she set out to seduce, actually [[InvertedTrope she was seduced by Christian]].
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Trish's husband was once her best friend in high school and was also friends with her cousins.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: After Trish had turned heel, the relationship between her and Lita was portrayed this way. They made up onscreen when both returned for the 15th Anniversary of Raw.
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: Or Wearing a Flag on Your Butt. Trish has fought at least one match while wearing a pair of tight Canadian flag-patterned shorts.
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