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Trish Stratus Saw Becky Lynch Feud As A Chance For ‘LeBron vs. Jordan’ Style Fantasy Clash

Trish Stratus discusses her relationship with Becky Lynch.

During a recent appearance on GAW TV, WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus opened up about how she first connected with “The Man.”

“We started to interact — WWE came to Canada, they asked me to host the Canadian shows,” Stratus recalled. “I knew I’d be interacting with her on those shows, and so we just started a little something, something online. A little Twitter war so to speak. I remember people were raving like, ‘Oo, that’s so exciting.’ And there’s always those dream matches and fantasy match-ups and I don’t think anyone ever really put Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus together.”

Stratus recalled how Sasha Banks had always been in the running for that spot ever since their 2018 Royal Rumble encounter. But after the house show encounters with Lynch and their social media interactions, it was only a matter of time.

“It took a year before we finally got to each other and we got to team with each other which was great to be alongside her,” Stratus said. “She’s great. So of course you watch a little closer. After we worked together and I sort of watch her a little closer because you get busy with mom life and not being in the world necessarily and then just became a huge fan, watching her closely going, ‘Damn. She’s really something special of this generation.’”

Stratus added, “She just really delivered and I bought into the hype too. I’m like, ‘Yeah, that would be cool,’ and so we worked really well together. We had never met before and then we connected when she became pregnant. Just those moments where moms just connect, right? I sent her a, ‘Hey, congrats’ or, ‘Good luck with the delivery’ and then, ‘Oh, breastfeeding,’ and just everything. So we bonded over that. We became good friends outside of wrestling.

“It was completely removed from wrestling. It was just mama friends which was cool and then yeah, as you know, as you get to work with someone, you become super, super close with them and we got to really explore each other and explore friendships and dig into each other’s brains and we just wanted this to be something — because it got — you know, there’s storylines and things like that but at the end of the day, it’s like this epic generational face-off that you could never have again. You will never have that dynamic.”

Fantasy Match

Stratus pointed out that there hasn’t been a major generational clash for women’s wrestling akin to LeBron James and Michael Jordan or The Rock and Hulk Hogan.

“When are you gonna have LeBron (James) and (Michael) Jordan? When are you gonna have Ali-Tyson? It was kind of that,” Stratus said. “So that’s like fantasy matchup stuff that people talk about where they’re like, ‘Oh, this is so cool.’ We have this opportunity and I mean there was definitely Rock-Hogan. There was that. But I can’t recall where there was ever sort of a generational face-off like that… For the women, right?

“We just knew it’s a special opportunity to deliver something very unique, a unique dynamic and we didn’t want to lose that. We want you to realize that that is what the focus is to bring something very, very special to the fans and we worked really well together and I really enjoyed kicking her ass.”

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