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."