– WWE’s flagship program Raw SuperShow will celebrate its 1000th episode this coming Monday. During her near seven-year run, Trish Stratus participated in 160 matches-the most of any female-and created many memorable moments along the way. The legendary grappler is recalling the memories on her official website, TrishStratus.com, as she ranks her top five moments and top five matches. The quintessential Diva also offers an inside look with comments on each one of these Stratusfy-ing appearances. She ranks her match against Lita on the Dec. 6, 2004 episode of Raw, the first time in history that the Divas were solely featured in the show’s main event, as her top match.
She says of the bout, “What an amazing feeling for Lita and I to be given the trust and confidence to close out our flagship show in the main event of Monday Night Raw. Plus, a true testament to the hard work of the women’s division as a whole.”
– Ezekiel Jackson was backstage at Tuesday’s SmackDown taping in San Diego, California, but not used.
Once a protected figure in WWE’s midcard scene, the Guyanese wrestler’s role in the company has been greatly curtailed in recent weeks. He has only competed in three televised matches through June and July, all of which he lost. He also no longer appears on house shows after a lengthy stretch of being regularly used. Despite his wrestling struggles, he maintains a positive attitude.
Jackson tweeted this week, “I’ve crossed the 200k followers threshold… thanks for following me here on twitter and my life and career.. “you ain’t seen nothing yet.” The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. — AYN RAND.”
– Former WCW talent “Above Average” Mike Sanders turns 43 years old Friday. He now works as a stand-up comedian.