Stephanie McMahon Persuades Trish Stratus to Announce Pregnancy on WWE TV

Exploring the pivotal partnership of Trish Stratus and Stephanie McMahon.

by Noman Rasool
Stephanie McMahon Persuades Trish Stratus to Announce Pregnancy on WWE TV

Trish Stratus, a legendary figure in WWE, recently opened up about her deep-rooted connections with Stephanie McMahon, reflecting on their shared journey from valets to pivotal figures in women’s wrestling. During her career, Stratus evolved from a valet to a key player in the McMahon family drama, notably transforming her in-ring persona at WrestleMania X-7.

Her trajectory has been instrumental in reshaping the WWE’s approach to women's wrestling, culminating in her induction into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013 by none other than Stephanie McMahon. During a heartfelt segment on "The Green Zone," Stratus detailed why she specifically chose McMahon to induct her, sharing insights into their complex relationship.

She described the pivotal moments they shared, starting from their early days intertwined in valet roles to their significant encounter in the Vince McMahon storyline. “It was Stephanie who encouraged me when I first stood up for myself within the storyline.

She’s been a constant advocate for women in the industry, even during times when our skills were underappreciated,” Stratus explained. Their collaboration reached a peak during their first major pay-per-view match, where they defied expectations.

“Many expected a catfight, but we delivered a match filled with impressive maneuvers, which really changed how people saw us," Stratus added. Their partnership extended beyond the ring, involving continuous strategizing and mutual support, which Stratus likened to a sisterly bond.

A particularly poignant moment came when Stratus, having recently discovered her pregnancy, was encouraged by McMahon to share the news publicly during her Hall of Fame induction, a suggestion that led to a memorable announcement.

“By the way, coming this September, I’ll be delivering a little Stratusfaction,” Stratus famously declared, inviting the WWE Universe into her personal joy.

Stephanie McMahon's WWE Return

Stephanie McMahon, who had stepped away from WWE in January 2023 after corporate upheavals, made a notable return at the 2024 Hall of Fame ceremony, and subsequently at WrestleMania, signaling a new chapter for herself and the organization.

This enduring alliance between Stratus and McMahon not only highlights their personal growth but underscores the evolving landscape of women’s roles in wrestling, marking significant strides towards gender parity and respect within the sport.

Their story is a testament to the power of mentorship and collaboration in navigating and transforming the entertainment landscapes.

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