|Trish Stratus Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||December 18, 1975|
Trish Stratus is a renowned Canadian WWE wrestler who made her professional debut in 2000. From an overtly s*xualized valet standing on the sidelines, she transitioned into a charismatic performer executing high-risk moves in the WWE ring during her career that set a benchmark for the next generation of female athletes. Outside the WWE, she made a name for herself as a yoga teacher and fitness icon. She has a huge social media fan base with more than 2 million followers on Instagram and more than 2 million followers on Facebook.
Patricia Anne Stratigeas
Flemingdon Park, North York, Ontario, Canada
York Region near Toronto, Southern Ontario, Canada
Trish graduated from Bayview Secondary School in Richmond Hill, Ontario. She was also a pre-med student at York University and majored in Biology and Kinesiology.
WWE Wrestler, Fitness Model, Actress, Trainer, Yoga Teacher, TV Personality, Entrepreneur
- Father – John Stratigeas
- Mother – Alice Stratigeas
- Siblings – Melissa Stratigeas aka Missy (Younger Sister), Christie Stratigeas (Younger Sister)
- Others – George Stratigeas (Paternal Grandfather), Pota Stratigeas (Paternal Grandmother)
Trish is represented by –
- Stratus Enterprises, Inc.
- Oscars Abrams Zimel & Associates
- Braverman Bloom
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
59 kg or 130 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Trish has dated –
- Ron Fisico (1992–Present) – Trish married her high school sweetheart and former professional bodybuilder and instructor, Ron Fisico on September 30, 2006, in a grand ceremony after dating him for 14 years. He was responsible for constructing Trish’s Yoga studio. The WWE Diva’s wedding gown was featured on the cover of Today’s Bride magazine. After the wedding, she had no time to spare for her honeymoon as she got the call to film the CBS reality show Armed and Famous (2007). Together the couple has a son named Maximus Stratus Fisico (b. September 30, 2013). After battling infertility for a brief period, the couple welcomed their 2nd child, a daughter named Madison-Patricia Fisico (b. 14 January 2017). Fellow WWE Hall of Famer, Lita (Amy Dumas) is godmother to Trish’s son.
Race / Ethnicity
She has Greek ancestry on her father’s side and Polish ancestry on her mother’s side.
She often tends to dye her hair ‘Blonde’.
- Signature style of maintaining thick, long blonde hair
- Lean and muscular build
- Resembles American actress Danielle Fishel and often compared to former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson
- Trademark phrase/word – Stratusfaction Guaranteed! / Stratusfying!
8.5 (US) or 6 (UK) or 39 (EU)
- She is a spokesperson for the World Natural Sports Association (2001) and the sports betting website called Sports Interaction (2009).
- Trish has appeared in the TV commercials and prints ads for Stacker 2 (2002), Stacker 2 Lite (2002) protein supplement, Stacker 2 XPLC diet (2005), Tag body spray (2005), and New Balance shoes (2013).
- She is the owner and main promoter of her brand called Stratusphere, Stratusphere Living, and Stratusphere Yoga collectively registered as Stratus Enterprises.
- Trish also participated in a campaign with her son Max to promote the new membership card of Richmond Hill Public Library in 2016.
- WWE also released other Trish Stratus merchandise such as T-shirts and an action figure doll created in collaboration with Mattel in the past.
Best Known For
- Her six-year professional career as a WWE wrestler from 2000 to 2006
- Her association with WWE through part-time appearances since 2007. On April 6, 2013, at the age of 37, she became the youngest person to get inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame by Stephanie McMahon
She made her theatrical film debut in the lead role of Jules in the Canadian action film called Bail Enforcers later renamed Bounty Hunters in 2011.
First TV Show
Other than the broadcast of her wrestling matches, the diva made her first TV show appearance playing various fictional characters on MadTV, a sketch comedy show in 2003.
- Trish was athletic since high school. She liked to play make-believe wrestling with her cousins and sisters. She played soccer in high school and was on the varsity field hockey team of York University. Regular sessions at the gym kept her lean and enabled her to launch a career as a fitness model in the 1990s.
- While awaiting a response from the WWE, she decided to gain a firm ground in wrestling beforehand and started training at Sully’s Gym with Ron Hutchinson. Trish acquired the opportunity to start wrestling in 2001. At the beginning of her career, wrestling trainer, Dave Finley played a crucial role in honing the diva’s fighting skills to demonstrate eye-catching athleticism and power in the WWE ring.
- The diva suffered a series of injuries in the next 4 years. In 2005, upon the advice and feedback from a friend who took up Hot Yoga to heal an injured neck, Trish started taking yoga classes to rehabilitate a herniated disc in her back hoping to avoid surgery. After healing her body completely without surgical intervention, Trish became a sincere yoga practitioner and got certified as an Ashtanga Yoga teacher post-WWE retirement. However, without weight training, she started losing her muscle tone and modified her practice by incorporating body weight strength movements.
- In 2008, she hosted a 10 episode lifestyle show called Stratusphere aired on Travel + Escape network which filmed Trish travelling through several countries to experience local athletic activities that comprised of “Kalaripayattu” in Kochi, India, “Vo Binh Dinh” wrestling in Vietnam, “Pencak Silat” fighting in Central Java, Indonesia, “Glima” wrestling in Iceland, “Maori” fighting arts in New Zealand, and “Muay Thai” boxing in Thailand along with outdoor activities such as reindeer racing and paragliding. For her action movie debut in Bounty Hunters (2011), Trish learned Krav Maga for 3 months and performed all her stunts.
- Trish already followed a clean diet and ate organic food when she found out she was pregnant for the first time. But, during her first pregnancy, she altered her everyday meals to eat foods specifically dense in the nutrients important for the baby such as Folate, Iron, Vitamin C etc.
- She continued to follow her workouts but added prenatal and hip opening yoga poses to her daily practice. The diva also vowed to perform 100 squats every day of her pregnancy to enable an easy delivery.
- After the birth of her 2nd child, Trish hired a former police officer, personal trainer, and owner of Optimum Training Centre, Nichelle Laus to get back her pre-baby body. Initially, Nichelle gave Trish a bodybuilding split that concluded with a few plyometric exercises at the end of every session.
- When the WWE invited the diva to participate in the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble in 2018, her trainer revved up Trish’s workout routine to build explosive strength by including tuck jumps, long jumps, box jumps, power sled sprints, and deadlifts. The wrestling diva continued to supplement this routine with 20 minutes of daily Yoga practice at any time of the day when she could spare the time.
- Her least favorite workout is any dance-based exercise. The diva shared that she struggles to co-ordinate her moves to music. She has maintained a food journal and a workout journal since her 20s to keep her physical fitness within reach. She drinks more than 1.5 liters of water a day. Trish usually consumes 3-4 balanced meals in a day prepared with natural, whole foods ingredients.
- The following is her sample meal plan:
- Early Morning – Hemp Protein Shake or Scoop of greens & berries to water/fresh pressed apple juice
- Breakfast – Oatmeal prepared in almond milk with raisins, maple syrup, and hemp seeds
- Lunch – Mixed greens with water-packed tuna / salmon and home-made salad dressing
- Evening – Shake with almond milk, almond butter, honey, and hemp seeds & an apple
- Dinner – Chicken/salmon with quinoa and vegetables
- Another Meal In Case Of Late Night Bedtime or Substitute Meal In The Day – Avocado Shake made with 1 avocado blended in 1 cup almond milk with 1 tablespoon honey and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- When Trish has to skip meals due to work commitments, she consumes raw fruit and nut bars called Larabars.
Trish Stratus Favorite Things
- Color – Purple
- Type Of Cars – SUV
- WWE Memory – Retirement from the company in 2006
- WWE Match – Her last match in 2006 winning the Women’s Championship opposite Lita in her hometown of Toronto & match opposite Mickie James in Wrestlemania XXII
- Yoga Pose – Legs to the sky
- Accessory – Armbands
- Athlete (Outside WWE) – Michael Jordan
- Season – Winter
- Movie – Rocky Series, The Breakfast Club (1985)
- Actor – Jim Carrey
- Actress – Elizabeth Taylor
- Sports Team – Toronto Maple Leafs
- Book – Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1932)
- Food – Steak
- Healthy Snack – Kale Chips and Nuts
- Indulgent Food – Fish and Chips
- Veteran WWE Wrestlers – Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan
- Snack Bar – Larabar Cashew Cookie
Trish Stratus Facts
- Her first job was serving donuts at Pete’s Donuts.
- Trish caught the attention of the WWE talent officials in 1998 when she joined Big Daddy Donnie & Jeff Marek as the 3rd host of Live Audio Wrestling on Toronto Sports Radio where she expressed her interest in becoming a professional wrestler.
- The wrestling diva is an avid collector and owns a collection of wrestling figurines, Barbie dolls, and comic books. She also likes to buy and collect a shot glass from every new city she visits.
- After waiting for months, WWE gave her a chance to debut as a valet for the wrestling team Test & Albert (T&A) in March 2000.
- Trish was in the last year of her college education before applying to medical school when professors on campus went on strike. Since she was not sure when the strike was likely to end, she took up a job as a receptionist in a Toronto based gym where publishing mogul, Robert Kennedy (founder of MuscleMag International and Oxygen magazine) discovered Trish and offered her a modeling contract.
- During her tenure as a working wrestler (2000–2006), Trish used to unwind by visiting a bowling alley, watching Jim Carrey movies and Everybody Loves Raymond TV show.
- One of her lesser known interests is Interior Design. At one point, she claimed to be hooked to home design magazines and TV shows on TLC and HGTV until she could walk into an empty room and visualize aspects that would serve her requirements.
- Trish first experienced yoga in her early childhood with her mother. She rediscovered the discipline after a gap of 20 years.
- She was voted Internet “Babe of the Year” for 3 consecutive years from 2001–2003 by the WWE Fans and was labeled “Diva of the Decade” during the WWE Raw 10th Anniversary show.
- Trish has been featured in more than 25 WWE video games claimed to be the maximum appearances by a female wrestler such as WWF No Mercy (2000), WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role, WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It, WWF Raw, WWE WrestleMania X8, WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010, WWE 12, WWE 2K18, and WWE 2K19.
- From 1997 to 2018, Trish was featured on the cover of 110 magazines.
- The wrestling diva shares her birthday with veteran WWE superstar Stone Cold Steve Austin although the two are 11 years apart in age.
- In 2004, she was rumored to play Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat 3 before the movie was canceled at pre-production stage.
- She was considered for the role of Susan Storm in Fantastic Four (2005) that was eventually bagged by Jessica Alba.
- After retiring from WWE in 2006, she got rid of her breast implants.
- Trish gained her 2nd movie role in Gridlocked (2015) through close WWE friend and colleague Adam Copeland (Edge). He advised her to take acting seriously and introduced her to his Toronto-based talent agent.
- She has retained her close friendship with WWE ring announcer, Lillian Garcia and labels her friendship with former wrestler Lita (Amy Dumas) as “Team Bestie”.
- Trish contributes extensive time and effort to charity work and supports more than 12 charities.
- Off-stage, she wears spectacles.
- Visit her official website @ www.trishstratus.com.
- Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, and YouTube.
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