Trish Stratus Recalls Reaction When Vince McMahon Pitched “Bark Like A Dog” Angle
Trish Stratus is known for being one of the all time greats. Trish is a seven time woman's champion and Hall of famer. She appeared at the For The Love Of Wrestling convention in Liverpool, Stratus was discussing one of the most controversial moments in her time in WWE. During the build towards WrestleMania 17, there was a controversial angle where Vince McMahon, who was involved in an on-screen romance with Stratus at the time, humiliated her and made her bark like a dog while in her lingerie
“Vince pitched the angle to me like this — ‘so we’re going to have this angle where you are barking like a dog and get really humiliated, and basically hit rock bottom.’ And I was like, ‘amazing!'” said Trish. “Because I knew a couple of weeks later, I would be getting my comeuppance on him and I would be slapping him on the grandest stage of them all, which is Wrestlemania, and turning on him. I was going on to stand up for myself, not needing a man to lean on and fighting for what I needed to fight for.”
This moment will stand the test of time.