Trish Stratus Reminisces on Monumental Becky Lynch Rivalry

From unexpected rivalry to a deep-rooted bond backstage.

by Noman Rasool
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Trish Stratus Reminisces on Monumental Becky Lynch Rivalry
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In an unexpected twist of events earlier this year, WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus found herself at odds with "The Man" Becky Lynch. This feud reached its climax in a much-acclaimed steel cage match at the Payback event on September 2nd.

Recent revelations in a candid interview offer more depth to their on-screen tensions. During a conversation on GAW TV with wrestling luminaries Mickie James, Victoria, and So Cal Val, Stratus delved into the intricate layers of her relationship with Lynch.

While initially, Becky wasn't on Stratus' radar as a prospective dream opponent, dynamics changed when they crossed paths in Canada in 2022.

Stratus-Lynch: Unexpected Feud

Recalling the beginnings of their feud, Stratus shared, "When WWE toured Canada, they invited me to host.

Interacting with Becky during those shows ignited a minor Twitter skirmish between us. The public reaction was overwhelming. While fans have often speculated about dream matchups, pitting me against Lynch wasn't a popular opinion.

Sasha Banks, given our unforgettable encounter at the 2018 Royal Rumble, was a more anticipated clash." Highlighting her admiration for Becky, Stratus remarked, "She’s redefined the perception of female wrestlers. Often, we hear phrases like 'wrestling like the men' used as commendation.

But in today's era, wrestling like a woman has its own esteemed place. Becky embodies that spirit. She's genuinely made me believe in our potential as a duo." On a personal note, Stratus elaborated on the unexpected bond they formed, "Our paths never really crossed until Becky's pregnancy.

There's a unique camaraderie that mothers share. Our conversations shifted from wrestling to parenting, and a genuine friendship blossomed. When you collaborate closely with someone in the ring, the bond intensifies. We mined each other's experiences and were eager to create something special for our fans." This heartwarming tale of rivalry turning into friendship offers an inside look into the complex dynamics of the wrestling world.

As the WWE universe continues to speculate about future matchups, the Stratus-Lynch saga serves as a testament to the unpredictability and allure of the sport.

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