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Trish Talks About Joining The WWE HOF & The Pinnacle Of Women's Wrestling
By Michael Bluth
Mar 28, 2013 - 4:57:22 PM

2013 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Trish Stratus was the featured guest on this week's edition of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem.

Trish Stratus Discusses Her Forthcoming WWE Hall Of Fame Induction, How She Found Out About Her Induction, Her Reaction To The News About Being Part Of The WWE's "Class Of 2013," Her Thoughts On Her Fellow WWE HOF Inductees, Why She Agrees With Others In Saying The "Class Of 2013" Is The Best Of All-Time, What Prompted Her Decision To Retire At The Age Of 30, Why She Credits Fit Finlay For Her Career Going In The Direction It Went,What Being A WWE Diva/Women's Champion/Role Model To Young Girls Meant To Her Personally And Professionally,Her Favorite Match Of Her Career And Why She Classifies It As "The Pinnacle" Of Her Era In Women's Wrestling,The Growth Of Her Stratusphere Yoga Studio And Her Stratusphere Yoga Brand, Plus Much More In Her Monday Night Mayhem Debut

Interview highlights courtesy of Kahlil Patterson Thomas:

Where she was when she found out that news that she was going to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and her reaction to hearing the news about being part of the WWE's "Class of 2013": "It was the end of 2012. I was home. I got a call and was told the news. It was a little bit of a shock, because I feel like I just wrestled yesterday. I'm just super honored. It's exciting, because when I heard about the class and everyone else being inducted, I was just so thrilled and honored to be in the same class. I never thought I would get in, and just to know that I'm accepted, I'm going to be a fan just getting my pictures with everyone."

Her favorite match of her career and why she classifies it as "the pinnacle" of her era in women's wrestling: "My favorite will probably have to me my WrestleMania match with Mickie (James) at WrestleMania 22 in Chicago. The fact that it was my last WrestleMania match. I think why our era was so different and memorable than maybe today is the storylines and character development. What that match did was it embodied all the elements that era embodied: strong story and deep character development, but also solid work. I think that whole combination is what was brought out in that match, and you could see the crowd invested in a story that was six months long. I look at that match as the pinnacle of that era."

The growth of her Stratusphere Yoga Studio and her Stratusphere Yoga brand: "When I retired in 2006, one of my first business venture was to open up a yoga studio. I opened up place north of Toronto called Stratusphere. That's where I started the foundation for the brand, and spreading the word about yoga, and living a balanced lifestyle. The transition to develop my own style happened when I was about to film my movie 'Bounty Hunters.' I realized I was playing this kick-ass bounty hunter, and I was a 'yoga chick.' So I ended up creating this routine, which was integrating strength training moments into my yoga flow, and my body totally changed. So I started showing people the style I was doing, and it really caught on. That's how I developed Stratusphere Yoga, and then I started producing the DVD's."

Much more is contained in Trish's first-ever interview with Monday Night Mayhem, including her candid thoughts on her fellow WWE Hall of Fame inductees, why she agrees with many others in saying the "Class of 2013" is the best of all-time, what prompted her decision to retire at the age of 30, why she credits Fit Finlay for her career going in the direction it went, what being a WWE Diva/Women's Champion/role model to young girls meant to her personally and professionally, her influence on women's wrestling, what matches she is looking forward to at WrestleMania XXIX, plus so much more, including exclusive comments from former WWE Women's Champion "The Glamazon" Beth Phoenix and Trish's original trainer Ron Hutchison on what it was like working with Trish and their reactions to her being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Mayhem Nation: Get the latest updates on Trish leading into her WWE HOF induction by logging on to TrishStratus.com and by following Trish on Twitter (Twitter.com/TrishStratusCom). Achieve wellness through balanced living at Stratusphere, Canada's largest yoga studio. If you live north of the border, sign up for your spring classes at StratusphereYoga.com. If you reside in the U.S. or overseas and looking to try out Stratusphere Yoga, check out the all-new "Stratusphere Yoga for Men" DVD (featuring Trish and former five-time MLB All-Star and two-time World Series Champion Joe Carter), now available!

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