Trish Stratus is proud of how far women's wrestling has come.
In her weekly blog with the Calgary Sun, Natalya Neidhart interviewed the WWE Hall of Famer and asked for her thoughts on the progression of women's wrestling in WWE and her upcoming bout with Alexa Bliss.
When asked how she's feeling about Evoluton and stepping into the ring again, Stratus said, "Proud. Honoured. Nervous. (But don’t tell Alexa Bliss that!). When we were competing in the so called ‘Golden Era’, we never could have imagined we’d be where we are today – an all-women’s pay-per-view. It’s amazing, as back then we felt accomplished just getting a match on a pay-per-view event, and here we are with an entire event devoted to us!”
Despite not wanting Bliss to know that she's nervous, Stratus heaped praise on her opponent at Evolution and the rest of the Women's roster.
“It makes me proud knowing the blood, sweat and tears we shed have helped pave the path, but it’s the work of the women of today that have carved a viable and credible place for women in WWE. I’m honoured and humbled to have been asked back to participate," she said. "I think pairing me with Alexa Bliss – a woman who in a very short time has accomplished so much – is great as there is a definite parallel to our careers. I think seeing the generational faceoff is intriguing to fans. We’re bringing together the past and present – conceptually it is exciting.”
When asked about today's talent, Trish noted that some female superstars of today have aped her moves. But she doesn't seem to mind.
“I’ve seen some of my signature moves from today’s talent. I don’t blame them, as they are effective moves. Carmella does the Stratusphere, Liv Morgan does The MaTrish … but it’s Alexa Bliss’ in-ring presence that got people talking (and making comparisons)," said Stratus. "She has spoken about being a fan and studying my work and so it is humbling to see shades of Trish Stratus in her matches, which I think is what makes this matchup special.”