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YMMV: Trish Stratus
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Winning seven Women's Championship titles, almost twice as many as the previous record (4), held by the Fabulous Moolah.
    • Managed to make The Diva Search entertaining.
    • Her farewell match at Unforgiven 2006.
      • When she slapped on the Sharpshooter, the crowd exploded.
    • In December 2008, John Cena is put in a match against Santino Marella and Beth Phoenix. He spends part of the night trying to find a partner, and when he comes to the ring, he mentions that Santa left him a little gift. Cue Trish's music, and an explosion from the fans.
      • Cena wasn't kidding about the gift. As fans remember, Cena had a quite-obvious...erectile issue during the entirety of the match, to the point where even the commentators were audibly stifling their laughter whenever Cena (and his package) was shown close-up on camera. Apparently, Trish is that gorgeous in person.
    • And now, seven years after her retirement match, she finally becomes an inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: During the Stalker with a Crush angle with Mickie James, toward its zenith, Mickie had started dressing like Trish. This causes Trish to come out, dressed like Mickie, and does an entire promo with a pretty hilarious Mickie James impersonation.
    • However, it was played as weird and disturbing at the time, in re Mickie's apparent Sanity Slippage. Jerry Lawler said, "It's like Bizarro World." Joey Styles said, "It's like Raw has entered The Twilight Zone."
    • Rikishi giving her the Stinkface. He later said on WWE Confidential that he thought it was his best-ever Stinkface because the camera angle behind him made it look like Trish's entire head was up his butt.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Her retirement match, her win at WrestleMania XIX, reuniting with Lita at the Raw 15th Anniversary... too many to count.
    • Her retirement match deserves special mention. Pro wrestling is notorious for leaving behind a lot of wounded egos, hurt feelings, and grudges held in its wake. This is especially true for female wrestlers (Luna Vachon, Molly Holly). Despite this, Trish has said that her entire final match was pretty much her perfect dream match to go out on (In a later interview she said it felt like she wrote out her perfect dream match, which was then rubber-stamped without a single change made.)
  • Foe Yay: With Stephanie McMahon.
  • Franchise Original Sin: Shares this distinction with Sable. Trish was the first of the eye candy models to become a respectable wrestler and get over big with the fans. The reason behind that was that Trish was willing to take the hard bumps (something which Sable had specified in her contract that she would never do) and put the effort into training to become a proper wrestler, but WWE and other companies attempts to recreate her focused more on the eye candy part and less on finding women who were willing to put the effort into becoming wrestlers or had the talent to even try, leading to a lot of terrible wrestlers being pushed as the next Trish Stratus.
  • Growing the Beard: So to speak; once she stopped being valet arm candy, and dedicated herself solely to her ring work, her popularity grew exponentially.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: She was pretty unpopular when she started, mostly because she somehow had no charisma and was so bad in the ring that she could botch a catfight. Then there was the infamous "table promo", where she dressed up in various lingerie and writhed on some tables. Then she took a table bump from The Dudley Boys, got legitimately injured from it, and instead of quitting went through rehab.
    • While not as unpopular by then, giving a former model who did not work on the independent scene or go through developmental the title after the Chyna, who was known for beating up men and having her go over Jacqueline, Lita, Ivory, Molly Holly and Jazz, all of whom were notable prior to their WWE careers was seen by the dirt sheets as a sure sign WWE had picked looks over ability. However, as her title reign chugged along it was noted Trish had seriously stepped her game up, the women's division dodging a bullet because of it.
  • Rooting for the Empire: The thing with the "ruthless aggression era", otherwise seen as something of a golden age for women's wrestling on US television compared to what came after is that besides Trish, only heels won titles (Molly, Victoria, Jazz). Nearly 4 years of heel beats Trish, has free reign of the show until Trish finally beats heel, another heel beats Trish, repeat. WWE's plans to push Lita were stopped by injuries, Jacqueline pinned a few heels but never again for the title and Ivory's push was derailed by Gail Kim, who debuted as a face champion but lost to Molly and turned heel. Its not that Molly, Victoria and Jazz weren't cheered but they were the focus of a whole lot of Byte This episodes, shoot interviews, fansites, polls and such simply because there were no other prominent baby faces. There was finally a change of pace when Victoria turned face and got to be face of the division but then came the second divasearch. Speaking of the divasearch, Trish herself got some of this against Cristy Hemme, who was basically put against her to pad for time until Lita recovered.
  • The Woobie: While she came off as a total bitch during most of her affair angle with Vince McMahon, when he started to really demean her (forcing her to act like a dog and referring to her as his "toy"), it was hard not to feel for her.
    • How about when she found out Chris Jericho made a bet to sleep with her? Good lord she was a convincing crier.

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