In a recent story by SLAM! Wrestling, Paul Guay, who was the screenwriter for the film Liar, Liar
, discussed how he pushed for legitimacy and credibility in the Trish and Victoria storyline from 2002:
"I remember a couple of matches between Victoria and Trish [Stratus] on TV that were really hard-fought and really exciting, and much better than what the guys were doing at the time," he explains. "When I was in the writer's room they were looking for a backstory about a beauty pageant or something and I remember wondering, ‘Why would you want a backstory for something so exciting?' Let's not make it worse with some wrong-headed story about why they're angry at each other -- how about they're angry at each other because they want to win a wrestling contest? How about it really matters to them? Let's save the backstories for others who need it -- these were legitimately exciting matches."