WWE Hall of Fame: Trish Stratus Named Latest Hall of Fame Inductee

Luis CamposAnalyst IJanuary 29, 2013


It's official!

The latest inductee to the WWE's 2013 Hall of Fame Class is none other than the premier WWE Diva, Trish Stratus. 

The Canadian Diva joins Mick Foley and Bob Buckland as part of this year's Hall of Fame inductions. 

Trish Stratus' (real name Patricia Anne Stratigias) induction into the WWE Hall of Fame is only the latest honor bestowed upon the former professional wrestler. 

Stratus' accomplishments during her celebrated career include seven WWE Women's Championships, a WWF Hardcore Championship, Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Woman of the Year award in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006, Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Woman of the Decade award (2000-2009) and the WWE's Diva of the Decade award (2000-2009)

Stratus' career with the WWE began on March 19, 2000 during an episode of Sunday Night Heat. She would eventually go on to manage the team of Test and Prince Albert (collectively known as T & A). 

The Diva of the Decade continued wrestling with the world's largest promotion until 2006, when at the September 17 Unforgiven pay-per-view Stratus wrestled her constant opponent, Lita. 

From 2006 onward, Stratus would make sporadic appearances with the WWE—including a WrestleMania XXVII match which featured Jersey Shore cast member Snooki and WWE Superstar John Morrison against the team of Dolph Ziggler and LayCool.

Stratus' last WWE appearance before the announcement of her Hall of Fame induction was during the monumental 1,000th episode of Monday Night Raw on July 23, 2012. The Diva appeared in a backstage segment with the popular pro wrestling faction, D-Generation X, in which she reunited with long-time friend Triple H. 

With the WWE's Diva's Division at an all-time lull following the departure of many of the WWE's Divas, Stratus' involvement with the WWE could once again revitalize interest in women's wrestling. 

An innovator in the world of sports entertainment, Trish Stratus, one of the greatest WWE Divas of all time, fully deserves her WWE Hall of Fame induction.