Patricia Anne Stratigeas better known by her wrestling stage name Trish Stratus, is a fitness master, fitness model, professional wrestler, actress, and television personality.
After beginning her career as a fitness model, Stratigeas began working for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), which was later renamed World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). When she started her wrestling career she was mostly involved in sexually themed storylines, such as managing the team T & A (Test & Albert, while doubling as a slang expression abbreviated from “Tits and Ass”), and having an affair with Vince McMahon’s Mr. McMahon character. Her wrestling skills strengthened and her popularity increased as Stratus spent more time in the ring. Because of this she moved up the ranks and was made a one-time WWE Hardcore Champion, three-time “WWE Babe of the Year” and was proclaimed “Diva of the Decade”. Stratus finally retired from professional wrestling in 2006 (September 17, 2006) after 7 years in the business and after winning her record-setting seventh WWE Women’s Championship. Stratus was a trainer for WWE Tough Enough in 2011 and she was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as the youngest member in the WWE history in 2013.
She returned to WWE in 2018, participating in the 2018 Women’s Royal Rumble; a tag-team match at WWE Evolution along with Lita against Mickie James and Alicia Fox; and a 10-woman tag match on WWE Raw the night after Evolution.
During and after her wrestling career, Stratus has appeared on a number of magazine covers and has also been involved in charity work. She has also hosted several awards and television shows and owns a yoga studio.
Stratigeas is of Greek descent. She is the eldest daughter of John and Alice Stratigeas.