WWE News Dot Net Exclusive: Trish Stratus returns to wrestling Mar 6, 2008 - 12:39 PM
Former WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus wrestled last night. However, she did not wrestle for WWE or any of the other North American based promotions. Rather, she worked a match in Iceland and was defeated by Icelandic Wrestling Association women’s champion Svana Hronn Johannsdottir three falls to two.
Dot Net reader David Jonsson of Iceland writes: “She arrived on Sunday and has been taking in all the regular tourist activities, including the Golden circle and the Blue Lagoon... Professional wrestling is not well known in Iceland. One cannot see WWE on TV here, but Trish has still received media attention and is being introduced as the best female pro wrestler in the U.S.”
Powell’s POV: I assumed Trish would return to the wrestling eventually, but I never thought her first match back would take place in Iceland. I’ll have more on this story shortly, including an update on why she got back in the ring. Special thanks to David Jonsson for filing this report.
Powell's POV is worthless. In typical dirt sheet fashion, they're milking this story for more than what it is. Yes, Trish has made allusions on recent radio interviews in Canada that she'd like to wrestle Beth Phoenix and Beth has made similar comments, including in the current WWE Magazine. Doesn't mean Trish is making a WWE comeback, although she reportedly enjoyed her one night return at RAW XV.
As for why she wrestled in Iceland, Trish is filming a show for the Travel Channel called Stratusphere. She's going around to different countries, exploring their cultures and taking on a challenge specific to the culture. The most likely scenario is she went to Iceland for the Travel Channel and wrestled the Icelandic champion as that episode's challenge.
Originally posted by John OrquiolaPowell's POV is worthless. In typical dirt sheet fashion, they're milking this story for more than what it is.
Go back and read the story again. Powell's updated it since he received new information about it. Sure, it was a wrestling match, but not as we know it. It was something known as "glima wrestling" which appears to be takedowns and throws onto a hard wood surface. Trish lost to the Icelandic Women's Champion 3 falls to 2.
It comes across pretty much as a gym class activity, but Trish's Judo throw on that big gal at 8:52 in the video was pretty impressive! And you can tell the Icelandic woman was going REALLY easy on Trish.
The darts into the back thing was out there (and kind of awesome). The hanging stuff seems to be becoming a trend with the Raven / New Church storyline. Some shows have very little blood; some shows have someone gigging every match, it seems.