Exclusive: Backstage News On Trish Stratus And Booker T's WWE Returns

Toronto got a couple of treats this week, as Raw and Smackdown live saw Trish Stratus and Booker T make surprise appearances.

This week's Fightful Raw and Smackdown post-shows saw us reveal some information related to the return of the two Hall of Famers.

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The Trish Stratus return was an angle that was played very secretly and close to the vest this week. As revealed on our Raw spoilers page, we'd been told by a couple of people backstage that Elias was going to get interrupted, but it was kept quiet even backstage that Trish Stratus would be the one interrupting him. This is a little different from The Shield's return last week, because that was a complete surprise. Meanwhile people knew Elias was getting interrupted, many just didn't know by who.

Quite to the contrary, Booker T's appearance on WWE Smackdown Live wasn't exactly a closely guarded secret like Trish Stratus' was. From what I was told, Booker T was around backstage ahead of the show and many knew that he was going to be involved in the opening angle. I was also told that WWE hoped to leave Toronto with a couple of memorable shows that would make the market hungry for Summerslam weekend next year. 

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