A few weeks ago, WWE.com asked fans to vote on who they would like to appear on the cover of this year’s WWE Divas Swimsuit Magazine. Torrie Wilson was the overwhelmingly popular choice, leading to her first-ever Divas cover. Many were surprised when Trish Stratus, who has been featured on two of the three previous Divas Swimsuit covers, did not fare better in the voting. Apparently, this did not sit very well with Trish herself, and it seems a little inter-promotional controversy is brewing between these two ladies.
“The fans are fickle, believe me,” said Trish when reached for comment. “I’m not surprised about how they turned on me like this. They probably assumed Torrie would be naked inside the magazine. She seems to be doing a lot of that these days. Anyway, I guess it doesn’t matter to the publishers that the magazine would have sold more copies with me on the cover. I don’t wanna brag, but I’m a proven commodity I’ve been on over 50 magazine covers. There really isn’t anyone as cover-worthy as me. Maybe somebody like Pamela Anderson, she might be in my league.”
Ever the lady, the demure Torrie Wilson tried to keep her cool as best as possible when confronted with Stratus’ opinions.
“Honestly, I would never have assumed that the fans would choose me over Trish,” she responded modestly. “I don’t know why they did, but I appreciate it very much. I’m very flattered by it. Trish doesn’t think I’m a ‘proven commodity’? I guess that’s why I’ve had two highly successful issues of Playboy. I’m a proven commodity also, but in the mainstream, not just in wrestling.”
The more we informed Torrie of Trish’s attitude toward her selection, the more Ms. Wilson lost her controlled veneer.
“It’s not a problem,” Trish said, laughing off Torrie’s triumph. “Actually, I ran out of room on my wall of magazine covers anyway, so I couldn’t possibly fit another. Especially after I put up my brand new Raw Magazine cover [May issue, on sale April 27]. It’s my fourth one, you know. I guess it was about time I threw a cover Torrie’s way.”
“Well, I appreciate her throwing me a bone,” answered Torrie sarcastically. “What she doesn’t realize is that if the fans would’ve been choosing the past couple of years, Trish would never have been on any covers. It probably also hurts that the editor of Divas is a female, meaning there was no one for her to sleep with to get herself on the cover.”
This seems to be a common refrain regarding Trish lately.
Her recent actions at WrestleMania and since that time have alienated a great deal of her fans, and it’s reasonable to assume that this could account for the change in fan reaction. In fact, most fan reaction towards Trish these days consists of loud chants of “SLUT!”
“Slut?” Trish asked. “I haven’t noticed fans were calling me that. Why would they?”
by brian solomon