Friday, February 6, 2009

Trish Stratus, WrestleMania and WWE Divas

You know as Wrestlemania 25 approaches, I keep reading more and more about former WWE Diva Trish Stratus.
So is she gonna be there or not?
I'm guessing yes.
Anyway, there is a really good interview with Trish at Slam Sports that you can read here

And speaking of Wrestlemania, WWE has put up a website for it's "Legends of Wrestlemania" game.
The game will be released to coincide with the Wrestlemania 25 PPV.
But looking at the roster for the game, guess what's missing.
Yes, no female wrestlers.
No Moolah, Sherri Martel, Wendi Richter....

But I really can't blame the WWE. Their use of women's matches at Wrestlemania has been spotty at best....

WrestleMania March 31, 1985 New York, New York ,Madison Square Garden: Wendi Richter won the WWF Womens Wrestling title from Lelani Kai.
WrestleMania 2 April 7, 1986: Champion Fabulous Moolah pinned Velvet McIntyre
WrestleMania VI April 1, 1990 Toronto, Ontario SkyDome: Mixed Tag Team Match: Dusty Rhodes and Sapphire beat "The Macho King" Randy Savage and "Queen" Sherri
WrestleMania X March 20, 1994 New York, New York Madison Square Garden: Women's Title: Champion Alundra Blayze beat Lelani Kai
WrestleMania XIV March 29, 1998 Boston, Massachusetts Fleet Center: Marc Mero and Sable beat Goldust and Luna
WrestleMania XV March 28, 1999 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania First Union Center: Women's Title: Champion Sable beat Tori
WrestleMania 2000 April 2, 2000 Anaheim, California Arrowhead Pond: Terri beat The Kat
WrestleMania X-Seven April 1, 2001 Houston, Texas Reliant Astrodome: Women's Title: Chyna beat Ivory to win the title
WrestleMania X8 March 17, 2002 Toronto, Ontario SkyDome: Women's Title: Champion Jazz beat Trish Stratus and Lita
WrestleMania XIX March 30, 2003 Seattle, Washington Safeco Field: Women's Title: Trish Stratus beat Champion Victoria and Jazz to win the title
WrestleMania XX March 14, 2004 New York, New York Madison Square Garden: Women's Title: Champion Victoria beat Molly Holly. As a result, Molly lost her hair.
WrestleMania 21 April 3, 2005 Los Angeles, California Staples Center: Women's Title: Champion Trish Stratus beat Christy Hemme
WrestleMania 22 April 2, 2006 Rosemont, Illinois Allstate Arena: Women’s Title: Mickie James beat Champion Trish Stratus to win the title
WrestleMania 23 April 1, 2007 Detroit, Michigan Ford Field: Champion Melina beat Ashley Massaro

I didn't count gimmick matches, only real matches (yeah I know the mixed tag teams are kind of a gimmick), but you can see how the WWE doesn't really push women at the "The Grandest Stage of Them All"

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