Trish Stratus and Lita, professional wrestlers from World Wrestling Entertainment, meet with a room full of fans, poses for pictures and answers questions at the 2018 Toronto ComiCon.
Patricia Anne Stratigeas (born December 18, 1975) is a Canadian fitness master, actress, television personality, retired professional wrestler, and fitness model. She’s best known for her time in WWE under ring name Trish Stratus.
After beginning her career as a fitness model, Stratus began working for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), which was later renamed World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Early in her career, she was mostly involved in sexually themed storylines, such as managing the team T & A (slang expression abbreviated from “Tits and Ass”), and a kayfabe affair with Vince McMahon’s Mr. McMahon character. As Stratus spent more time in the ring, her perceived wrestling skills strengthened and her popularity increased. Because of this, she was made a one-time WWE Hardcore Champion, three-time “WWE Babe of the Year” and was proclaimed “Diva of the Decade”. After nearly seven years in the business, Stratus retired from professional wrestling at WWE Unforgiven on September 17, 2006 after winning her record-setting seventh WWE Women’s Championship. In 2011, Stratus was a trainer for WWE Tough Enough. She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013 as the youngest member in its history.
Aside from professional wrestling, Stratus is considered to be a sex symbol, appearing on a number of magazine covers and has been involved in charity work. She has also hosted several award and television shows, and owns a yoga studio. She is considered one of the greatest female professional wrestlers of all time.
Amy Dumas (born April 14, 1975), better known as Lita, is an American professional wrestler, and singer most recently signed with WWE as an analyst. She performed as a wrestler with WWE from 2000 to 2006, and has since made part-time appearances with the company. She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014.
After briefly working on the independent circuit and in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), Dumas signed with World Wrestling Federation (WWF, later WWE) in 1999. Originally, she was paired with Essa Rios, but she achieved her greatest push alongside Matt and Jeff Hardy as Team Xtreme. Throughout her career, she won the WWE Women’s Championship four times.
After her retirement from wrestling in 2006, she formed the punk rock band The Luchagors. The band released their self-titled debut album on September 11, 2007.