Trish Stratus is a former 7-time WWE Women’s Champion, and she recently spoke about the controversial “Bark Like a Dog” angle that was pitched to her by Vince McMahon. She may go down in WWE history as one of the best female wrestling stars of all time, however, her WWE career has been full of controversy.
She also had to get herself humiliated on TV multiple times. She was on For The Love of Wrestling in Liverpool where she spoke about the angle. The angle in question took place during the build-up to Wrestling X-7. At that time, Trish and Vince McMahon were an on-screen couple.
Vince wanted to humiliate her on-screen as part of the storyline.
Trish Stratus Speaks About Controversial WWE Angle
“Vince pitched the angle to me like this — ‘so we’re going to have this angle where you are barking like a dog and get really humiliated, and basically hit rock bottom.’ And I was like, ‘amazing!'” said Trish.
“Because I knew a couple of weeks later, I would be getting my comeuppance on him and I would be slapping him on the grandest stage of them all, which is Wrestlemania, and turning on him. I was going on to stand up for myself, not needing a man to lean on and fighting for what I needed to fight for”.
Trish then spoke about what she thinks about her on-screen character and how that moment stood the test of time. “I get questioned about that a lot, and most people go, ‘oh, remember you had to bark like a dog and you had to do that thing that was so degrading, right? For the character, it was, yeah, because that was what the character had to go through.
We don’t talk to Halle Barry when she had to get abused by so and so, you know, it’s a character. “That, for me, was integral for the character to be at that rock bottom, to have the foresight to say, ‘I can break free from this.
I won’t let this happen to me again and let’s move on.’ And you know what? 22 years, we’re still talking about it!”. Trish Stratus has fought some of WWE’s best female wrestlers of all time. She still makes sporadic appearances for WWE these days, however, she is no longer a full-time wrestler.