Stratus would have a handful of matches following her appearance in the Rumble, and while she teamed with Banks, the two were never opponents.
Banks has called out Stratus in the past and Trish is ready for the opportunity should it present itself.
“I’ve heard that I’m running from her, which is absolutely untrue,” she told Shakiel Mahjouri of ET Canada. “At one point, she had done this promo saying that I wasn’t ready. I posted a photo of my six-pack and said, ‘I am ready, girl.’ These little moments. Her and I had, maybe, a five-minute moment in the 2018 Royal Rumble and, to this day, people say that’s the match they want to see. Sometimes you just have this energy that is palpable. It’s like when Lita and I first faced off. People felt that. When The Rock and [“Stone Cold” Steve] Austin faced off, they felt that. When Sasha and I faced off, I felt it too. It was a good moment. Will we follow up on it? If there is an opportunity, perhaps. Did I wish this was a SmackDown tour? Yes, I did.”
Stratus is set to host the March 26 (Kitchener) and March 27 (Toronto) WWE live events as part of the Road to WrestleMania.
“They gave me a call and of course I said, ‘Yeah, I’d love to host. What does that mean? What does a host do?’ Let’s work with the card and see what could be fun and different,” Stratus said. “For me, it’s a chance to come back and work with some superstars I haven’t yet interacted with. I went back in 2019 to work with Charlotte [Flair], but I didn’t get a chance to interact with somebody like Becky Lynch, for example, Bianca Belair had not debuted at the time. There’s a good chance to mix it up with some of the superstars of today… One person I’m very excited to mix it up with is Kevin Owens. I’d called him Canada’s favorite superstar.”
Stratus also noted that, as a professional, she is making sure to bring her boots with her.
Previously, Stratus commented on the possibility of one more title run. You can find her full comments by clicking here.