WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus returned from retirement to participate in her first match in several years, joining several friends at WrestleMania 39.
For her big return to the ring on the grandest stage of them all, it was only natural she was bring forth an iconic look, one which she said was a tribute to her gear 18 years ago.
That was WrestleMania 21, which also featured Stratus on the card and also took place in Los Angeles, California, for a Hollywood-themed event.
Taking to Instagram this past week, Stratus shared a photo of herself rocking the incredible look, which featured a white crop top and a long-sleeved open shirt over it with bits of fluffy fur on the shoulders.
The outfit also included skintight silver pants, held up with black suspenders to match a striking black hat on Stratus’ head. Her gorgeous blonde wavy locks fell past her shoulders as she gazed at the camera.
In her caption, Stratus mentioned the gear was made by the same woman who had created her gear for Mania 18 years ago.
“We wanted to recreate the iconic look and modernize it… I’d say she nailed it,” Stratus wrote.
Stratus shared an additional photo of her posing on the ring corner at WrestleMania 39 and then a side-by-side comparing her previous look with the modernized version.
In addition, she credited all those involved in bringing the outfit to life, including Madi Styles for designing the iconic gear, Brittany Lammon for the glamorous makeup, Manny Manolo Dimi for her hair, and Kevin Wong for capturing the photos.
Trish Stratus returned for WrestleMania 39 match
At WrestleMania 21, things were much different, with only a one-night event and a crowd of 20,000 in attendance.
Trish was the WWE Women’s Champion and successfully defended against former WWE star Christy Hemme in a short four-minute match. Trish’s rival, Amy “Lita” Dumas, was at ringside to support Hemme during the match.
Fast forward to WrestleMania 39, and it’s become a two-night spectacle full of matches and segments. This year’s Mania had over 80,000 people in attendance on both nights.
Lita was an ally this time, as she was one-half of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions with Becky Lynch. Trish teamed up with them to battle Damage CTRL’s Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Iyo Sky in a six-woman tag team match.
The Hall of Famers Trish and Lita were successful, along with “The Man” Becky Lynch, as they won a 14-minute match on the first night of Mania.
With that, fans likely hope to see more from Trish in the ring since she opted to return from retirement. Time will tell if she has more matches left in her.
Trish Stratus’ merch available at WWE Shop
As a legendary women’s champion and trailblazer for the women’s revolution in the WWE, Stratus is a household name amongst professional wrestling fans. She is amongst the WWE legends with gear and collectibles that fans can purchase through the WWE Shop.
Among the items available is a Men’s Fanatics Branded Black WWE Rivals Trish Stratus vs. Lita T-Shirt for $29.99 in sizes small through 5XL. The shirt features Trish and Lita’s images on the front of a primarily black background, with Trish on pink and Lita on red and “RIVALS” written above them.
Another popular item is the Stratusfaction Guaranteed t-shirt, also $29.99 in sizes small through 5XL. This one also has a black background with Stratus in the middle holding up one arm and finger in her iconic pose. Stars are on opposite sides of the WWE legend with her name and logo beneath her and Stratusfaction Guaranteed curved over her.
In addition to those items, Trish revealed a limited-time shirt done for WrestleMania season by OverByDesigns, also available at WWE Shop. During various appearances, including WWE Raw, Trish wore a shirt bearing the “100% Stratusfaction” design.
As of this writing, there are men’s t-shirts and pullover hoodies, as well as women’s v-neck t-shirts and long-sleeved shirts available in the 100% Stratusfaction design on a blue shirt. Fans can check them out via WWE Shop online.
WWE Raw airs Mondays at 8/7c on USA. WWE’s WrestleMania 39 is available for streaming via Peacock.