‘CGT’ Judge Trish Stratus Canceled Her WrestleCon Appearance, Tends to Her Daughter
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Canada’s Got Talent judge and WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus announced her withdrawal from a planned WrestleCon appearance this weekend. Motherly duties looks to be the main reason she canceled her visit, with her six-year-old daughter not feeling well.
Trish Stratus Cancels WrestleCon Appearance
The WWE Royal Rumble weekend brings with it the free pop-up convention, Destination WrestleCon. The event will be taking place at the Marriot Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas, and one of the most awaited guests is the retired WWE diva.
Unfortunately for fans of Stratus, the CGT judge just announced in a short video posted on her Twitter that she canceled her planned appearance at the event. In the short clip she posted, Stratus explained the reason she needed to stay at home while cradling her daughter in her arms.
“I’m really sorry, I’ve never really done this before. I’ve never canceled an appearance but unfortunately, I’m not able to commit to travel this weekend,” Status said. “Mama duties called for me to stay home and I have to make that decision. But hopefully there will be another stop along the highway to Hollywood where I can deliver some Stratus-faction.”
Though she’s caring for her daughter at the moment, Stratus hasn’t fully ruled out the possibility of doing appearances along the road to Wrestlemania 39 in Los Angeles. Aside from Stratus, other WWE Hall of Famers that will be attending are Jerry Lawler, Sting, DDP, and Jim Duggan.
Why Did She Retire from WWE?
Stratus is often regarded as one of the greatest women’s performers of all time, and a big part of that is thanks to her memorable WWE run. She made her debut on the famous wrestling franchise on 2000, but despite her success, she retired only after 6 years on 2006.
“I had done to that point, which was kind of cool because we don’t really do these fulfillment checks, what else did I want to accomplish?” Stratus said. “I thought I’ve literally worked with every female that’s available on the roster and been so lucky to have these fantastic, robust feuds with all these women.”
Stratus fought for the WWE Women’s Championship at Survivor Series in 2001, and she won the match, marking her first victory in the championship. A number of reasons went into her retirement, one being the termination of her contract which was the first reason. She also discussed the status of her mother, who was suffering from Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the time. She said it was important for her to put family first and that she wanted to be there for her mother.