On the recent episode of SmackDown Live, Charlotte Flair lost her match against Ember Moon in quick fashion, after WWE SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley came out and distracted The Queen. Soon after, Charlotte appeared in a backstage interview and ranted on being left out of the SummerSlam card. She demanded to be at SummerSlam and added that her opponent would be better than Ember Moon.
At the same time, reports began coming in regarding WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus coming back at SummerSlam. Tonight on SmackDown Live, a returning Trish Stratus was confronted by Charlotte Flair, who challenged her to a match at SummerSlam. Stratus accepted the same and the showdown is on! This is bound to be an intriguing matchup between two of the all-time greats.
On the occasion of Trish's big return, let's take a look at 5 things about her that you probably didn't know.
#5 She was a receptionist at a local gym
Real name Patricia Stratigeas, Stratus didn't dream of becoming a professional wrestler when she was growing up. After finishing up secondary school, Trish enrolled at York University and studied Biology and Kinesiology.
Trish wanted to become a doctor, but a winter strike in 1997 resulted in a change of plans. She decided to look for work until things calmed down a bit. She went on to bag the job of a receptionist at a local gym. The publisher of MuscleMag International noticed Trish at the gym and offered her a test shoot. Stratus accepted the offer and eventually got noticed by WWE. One wonders where would Trish be today if it hadn't been for York University's faculty strike back in 1997.