40 fast facts: Trish Stratus: think you know all there is to know about the former T&A valet? Read on for the skinny on Trish Stratus - Brief Article
by Steve Anderson - Wrestling Digest, Feb, 2002
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1. Trish Stratus was born on December 18, 1976.
2. She is a native of Toronto.
3. Her official stats list her as being 5'4" tall and 118 pounds.
4. Stratus is a former student of York University, where she studied biology and kinesiology.
5. She was planning to attend medical school after graduation, but a professors' strike ended her schooling.
6. At York University, Stratus was a standout soccer and field hockey player.
7. Before joining the WWF, Stratus was an accomplished fitness model.
8. Stratus is a spokesperson and representative for the World Natural Sports Association.
9. She has appeared on several covers of Musclemag magazine.
10. Her official Web site is TrishStratus.com.
11. Her official motto is "Stratusfaction guaranteed!"
12. The WWF first took notice of her from her modeling work and her appearances on Live Audio Wrestling, also known as "The Law," an Internet-based radio program.
13. Status trained for her in-ring career at Sully's Gym in Toronto.
14. On November 10, 1999, Stratus first met with Jim Ross regarding a contract with the WWF.
15. Stratus officially signed with the WWF on November 24, 1999.
16. Stratus made her WWF debut on an episode of "Heat" that aired on March 19, 2000. On "RAW" on March 20, 2000, Stratus announced the formation of T&A, composed of Test and Albert.
17. She spent her debut scouting Test and Albert in separate singles matches.
18. On "RAW" on March 20, 2000, Stratus announced the formation of T&A, composed of Test and Albert.
19. Stratus became immediately famous for wearing revealing outfits, a long trench coat and a cowboy hat.
20. Stratus made her pay-per-view debut at Wrestlemania 2000 on April 2, 2000, by managing T&A to a victory over the Head Cheese tandem of Al Snow and Steve Blackman.
21. On April 30, 2000, Stratus became the latest WWF femme fatale to "get wood," courtesy of the Dudley Boyz.
22. In June 2000, Stratus added the returning Val Venis to her stable.
23. Stratus managed a more serious Venis, who had forsaken his pornstar gimmick.
24. On September 11, 2000, Venis officially left Stratus to join Right To Censor.
28. Stratus revealed a bit more of herself when she lost a bra and panties match to then-WWF women's champion Lita on October 23, 2000.
26. On January 1, 2001, Stratus officially ended the alliance of T&A when she turned against Test.
27. On the same night, her alliance with Vince McMahon began.
28. Toward the end of 2000, Stratus began to show up in the corner of then-WWF champion Kurt Angle.
29. Stratus managed Angle to a successful WWF title defense at Royal Rumble on January 21, 2001.
30. Stratus briefly managed Albert as a solo wrestler before he moved on to X-Factor.
31. By joining Vince McMahon, she immediately began a feud with his daughter Stephanie over who was the most powerful woman in the family.
32. The two women wrestled for supremacy at No Way Out on February 25, 2001.
33. On March 4, 2001, Vince McMahon turned against Stratus in a mixed tag-team match against William Regal and Stephanie McMahon.
34. On March 5, 2001, Stratus begged for Vince's forgiveness and began a controversial angle when she conducted a striptease for him on "RAW."
35. Stratus made her World Championship Wrestling debut on "Nitro" on March 26, 2001, when she appeared in video vignettes with new federation owner, Vince McMahon.
36. Stratus appeared on the March 17-23, 2001, cover of Canada's TV Guide.
37. At Wrestlemania X-Seven on April 1, 2001, she officially turned against Vince McMahon.
38. Stratus was the guest host of MTV's "Heat" on April 22, 2001.
39. Her biggest in-ring victory to date was a win over former WWF women's champion Ivory on April 23, 2001.
40. Stratus appears on video and DVD with other WWF females on "Divas: Hedonism."