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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[=/=][[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It, Heroine]]: She was the one that started the "Wrestling/MollyHolly has a big ass" angle[[note]]Though the storyline was conceived by Stephanie and Molly approved the first segment[[/note]] that led to Molly beginning to go sour on professional wrestling. Trish herself admits it was not the best thing she could have said since she was supposed to be the face.
* AmazonianBeauty: Starting out as a fitness model is very obvious.
* 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
* BattleCouple: With Wrestling/JeffHardy against Victoria and Wrestling/StevieRichards. With Wrestling/CarlitoColon against Wrestling/{{Melina}} Perez and [[Wrestling/JohnMorrison Johnny Nitro]]. Then 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.
* BlondesAreEvil: Both of her heel runs.
* 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."]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: She started as an untrained valet and ended as a much respected champion with several title reigns.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Wrestling/MickieJames, in Kayfabe.
* 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 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.
* FoeRomanceSubtext: Her later feuds with Lita.
* FollowTheLeader: Ever since her first title run, fans have claimed WWE is constantly trying to find the next Trish as WWE constantly hires women without wrestling experience and put them in competition. The Diva Search in particular was a magnet for this 2004 onward.
* 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
** One of the many reasons why Mickie James got so popular, which is a huge disservice to her, but that may have been the point.
** 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.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Before she settled on Face around the mid 2000s.
* HelloNurse: Not surprising, given that she's a feminine wrestler who was a model.
* 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 Christy Hemme 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.
* [[{{Pun}} Incredibly Lame 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?"
* 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 Ashley Massaro 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/AmericanFootball 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.
* NiceHat: During her managerial days and briefly brought back during her wrestling days till Victoria stole it.
* 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.
* 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]].
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Trish's six Women's championship win happened because then title holder Lita suffered another injury but there was deemed to be enough competition left for Trish. When Trish was then injured the title was taken off TV altogether.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: As one of the trainers on the [[TheRevival revival]] of ''Wrestling/WWEToughEnough''.
* {{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
** Lita, Mickie James. 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 for a stretch, focusing on destroying and replacing her former idol. 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 Christy had posed in Playboy.
* StalkerWithACrush: The "Trish's Biggest Fan" angle.
* {{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. [[LongRunner At first, anyway.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: From eye candy to talented wrestler.
** FollowTheLeader: For better or worse, she was to the trope above for WWE divas what Wrestling/ShawnMichaels was to the BreakupBreakout trope for tag team wrestlers.
* 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 here best friend in high school and was also friends with her cousins.
* 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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